Hailing from North America's most untapped music scene, Sweetheart was formed in Vancouver in mid 2004. Fate intervened earlier that same year when Marty (guitar and vocals) and MK (drums and percussion) bumped into each other at a party in Vancouver not having seen each other in over a year. Both knew each other from residing and playing in bands in Victoria BC. Talk of old times & exploits would lead to a few rehearsals where the pair realized their similar music interests and instant chemistry. From then on it was clear what the duo wanted to do. To create what they call “emotional event music” or break up music, make up music, first date music, fight music, party music, any music that was written with emotion and would evoke and emotional response.
After solidifying the line-up with Sammy (guitar) and Weezee (bass), an LP was independently released late in 2006. Aptly titled “Map of the Human Heart” this album became a story of emotions as each member of the band went through a major life changing events; a father died, a marriage is dissolved and a child is born. The result was 12 catchy pop/punk/rock anthems that will have you singing along to every word.
From Map of the Human Heart, “Shout It” was featured on Muchmusic, “See You on the Weekend” was selected for a Starbucks compilation album that hit the Billboard Top 200, and many other songs were placed in over 30 originally American aired shows such as Pimp My Ride, the Real World, and Last Comic Standing. Touring the album for 2 years the boys opened up for such bands as Shiny Toy Guns, The Stills, The Trews, Mariana's Trench, Faber Drive, The Dudes, and Two Hours Traffic, just to name a few. With a critically acclaimed live show and called one of “Vancouver's best live bands”, their stage energy is second to none and totally infectious.
Canadian success has continued to grow with “We Are All Connected” currently being heard on multiple commercial and college radio stations across Canada including 100.5 The Peak (Vancouver) and 102.1 The Edge (Toronto).
Continuing to write song after song, the boys are ready to break-out with their upcoming untitled release. A culmination of two years of writing and growing, living and hurting, it will showcase a maturity with a harder & darker edge. In true Sweetheart style they’ve taken the trials and tribulations of their life, and turned those emotions into instantly relatable songs.
released October 10, 2008
Produced by: Toby Hulse
Mastered by: Dave Collins
Artwork/Design: Ben Hulse
Ian Cook: Bass
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