Shirley Manson endorsed lo-fi noise-makers Kirsty and Sara.
The two-piece combine hard-hitting drums with distorted often palm-muted guitar playing and piercing strong vocals to create their own brand of rock and roll. You can tell the duo have been influenced by the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, The Runaways, and Nine Inch Nails, however, they still find a way to make the genre their own. The Pearl Harts’ music feels super-energetic and urgent and carries a punch. Just make sure you’re not standing next to anything valuable whilst your listen!
Check out the single “Lara” below…
Kirsty and Sara met on the road whilst touring with other bands, quickly forming a friendship based on a shared love and desire to create heavy music. They started working together and were swiftly propelled into the limelight when they uploaded a raucous live session of track “Black Blood” onto YouTube. The track has been praised by the likes of XFM and BBC Introducing and the video has since racked up over 200,000 views.
In early 2016 the girls decided to begin work on the debut album, only to be stopped in their tracks by Shirley Manson (Garbage) declaring herself a fan of the duo, and inviting them to be main-support on Garbage’s European tour.
— Garbage (@garbage) April 26, 2016
The Pearl Harts have been working hard in the studio for much of 2017, honing songs for their debut album Glitter and Spit. The release, due imminently, was teased to fans when the girls dropped single “Lara” last month.
Watch a lesson in how to pull off a live session, here’s “Black Blood.”
…and check out “Hit The Bottle”.
Where can I see them live?
The Pearl Harts just announced a handful of brand new shows! Check out all the dates below:
Fri 16 Mar – Manchester The Whiskey Jar
Sat 17 Mar – Glasgow The Garage (Attic Bar)
Sun 18 Mar – Leeds Oporto
Wed 21 Mar – London Sebright Arms
Thu 22 Mar – Brighton Sticky Mike’s
Fri 23 Mar – Peterborough The Met Lounge
Get tickets at ticketweb.co.uk/thepearlharts