New Band of The Day: The Smoking Hearts
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Meet The Smoking Hearts, a band soon to need no introduction. Their fusion of rock n roll and hardcore is ready made to smash through the genre’s glass ceiling. Their second album, Victory!, is a truly great punk record. It has the anger, energy and anarchic spirit without any of the tired punk clichés. Yet somehow the band slipped under the radar and Victory! was overlooked when critics composed their ‘Best of 2013 lists.’ It wasn’t until December when the band were upstaging headliners Black Veil Brides on their UK tour that the mistake became apparent. If anyone’s due a big year it’s The Smoking Hearts and you wouldn’t bet against them conquering 2014. At long last there is a band talented and gutsy enough to fill the void in British punk left by The Ghost of A Thousand. Anarchy has never sounded so exciting.