Anxiety Club announce release of 'Black Heart' EP
Alt-country/indie act Anxiety Club will release their new EP ‘Black Heart’ on Friday 19th October 2018. The 5-song EP will be available from Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and other good streaming platforms.
The EP was recorded by James Goldsmith (Mermaidens, Nadia Reid, Beastwars) at Blue Barn Studios in Newtown, Wellington, and mastered by Pete Maher (Lana Del Ray, The Killers, U2) in the UK.
Title track ‘Black Heart’, is a widescreen desert song about temptation and heartache of which Chris Isaak would be proud. It features a sublime guest vocal performance by Kim Bonnington, and horns – by way of Calexico - courtesy of Chris Winter (Eb & Sparrow).
The remainder of the EP features songs that have become live favourites over the last couple of years performing around the country. ‘Holes in my Skin’ – inspired by the James K Baxter poem The Maori Jesus – blends an homage to Wellington with a sound that could have originated in Asbury Park with Springsteen’s E Street Band. Elsewhere, there are touches of Nick Cave (‘Lonely Night’), Wilco (‘I give in’) and Ryan Adams-esque country balladry (‘Love Rescue Me’).
The end result is music that is more accessible and cohesive than it’s slightly left-field and diverse origins may suggest. Kev Fitzsimon’s impressive voice, supported by an able team of musicians and sharp songwriting, make this a release well worth adding to your “must check out” list this month.
About Anxiety Club: Formed in 2016 by Kev Fitzsimons upon his return to Wellington, New Zealand. Anxiety Club's "feel-good anthems of heartache and despair" have found a growing audience on the back of a steady stream of releases and electrifying performances around the country. This reputation looks set to grow with the release of the 'Black Heart' EP and number of Summer festival shows confirmed for the 2018/19 season.