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ARTIST TO WATCH: Harts
Written by Emmy Freedman
 
The modern rock ‘n’ roll world is about to be taken by storm by Australian band Harts. Darren Hart is the face of the band as well as a songwriter, lead singer, and multi-instrumentalist, but he’s also got a couple of talented back-up artists that help round out his sound.
 
Hart’s music is fast-paced and chock full of epic guitar riffs and drum solos that allow the band members to show off their impeccable skills. Due to this aspect, the music is a lot like Gary Clark, Jr.’s with its booming drums and sharp guitar chords. But because of the band’s talent and versatility, their music can hardly be called just rock since multiple genres like funk, pop, and soul are also infused into their songs.
 
 
 
Though Harts doesn’t constantly tour in the United States, if you ever get the opportunity to see him live, you better hop on. Hart’s guitar playing has been compared to Jimi Hendrix, and he often incorporates tricks and gimmicks into his sets to wow the audience and provide some awesome indie-rock tunes. And even the late, great Prince reportedly said that “he reminds of how I was at that age.” That’s an impressive credit.
 
Harts has been around for a few years, and he released his first official single called “All Too Real” back in 2012 to critical acclaim. A full album entitled Daydreamer followed suit in 2014, which included songs like “Red & Blue” and “Lovers in Bloom”.
 
 
 
Most recently, Harts released the singles “Realize” and “Peculiar”, which both offer sophisticated pop vocals and the same impressive guitar workings that fans are so familiar with by now. And since he's releasing songs steadily, fingers crossed that a second full album will come next!
 
 
 
(Image via HartsVEVO)
 
- Emmy Freedman, YH Contributing Writer