Introducing: Jo Rose

I decided to start out a search for new acts through Manchester’s Humble Soul, an independent record label. From there I branched out, they have a plethora of brilliant artists on their books, and Jo Rose and his band, The Hard Hearts, seems to be a stand out for me.

Parallels can be drawn with other breaking new artists who are setting a trend for bringing ‘folky’ music into the mainstream, with Fanfarlo setting the bar exceedingly high for British artists following on from their stunning debut ‘Reservoir’. Jo Rose’s songs are wonderfully calming and heartfelt, a joy to listen to, and one can only assume that live, with his band, they would be amazing. What’s also amazing is the link up with First Aid Kit, as Jo’s covering Gram Parson’s ‘A Song for You’ with them at the moment, which should be amazing.

They’ll be down in London soon, supporting The Miserable Rich at the Union Chapel and playing at the Deaf Institute in Manchester supporting Paris Riots on the 8th April.

Jo’s been kind enough to send me over his track ‘Balcony Doors’ which is below, check it out, and then head over to his MySpace for more demo’s.

Jo Rose and the Hard Hearts – Balcony Door




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