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Hard Fall Hearts / Press

“This latest EP certainly demonstrates a band that is well versed in hitting out hard rockers to a welcoming audience. The EP begins up with "Drive All Night" which has an absolutely awesome opening drum beat that is actually very Adam And The Ants esque, which is never a bad thing! It then moves in to a great punk n roll song. It is all punk rock attitude but with a swagger that is built around the band's rockabilly sensibility. That influence is also evident on the bass strum that kicks off "Carry Me Along". This time, however, the band offer a more melancholy feel to the sound, it still has that beat but it is definitely a more restrained approach. This is the beauty of all the songs on this EP, as it is a modern rockabilly sound delivered with the necessary punk attitude. It keeps the flavour of an old school sound but ensures it sounds modern and fresh. They are the perfect gateway band for fans of both punk and rock n roll to discover a whole host of great acts and albums.”

“The album kicks off with the sound of a guitar twang, rumbling bass and then the jungle drums rolls in on "Dull Day, Wild Nights". The whole sound builds to a hard hitting opener which is a really strong introduction to the band's sound. The first impression is of a modern, punk rockabilly band who bring to mind the Reckless Ones. The punk influences are apparent during other songs on the album, although most obviously on "Slave To Love". However, any fears of a one dimensional punk album are quickly removed on the title track, " Last 24 Hours" which has a much more relaxed opening and almost a vaudeville swing sound. It is a song of lament and regret which seamlessly moves from an almost ballad esque quality to a punkier sound. It is followed by "You Will Always Be" which adds an almost Wester/Country tinge to the sound. Yet the band still manage to maintain their punk/rockabilly edge. Overall, Hard Fall Hearts offer a strong, modern Rockabilly sound.”

“Killer set last night boyos! Stoked we got to see you tear shit up again! Vocals were on fucking point the whole way, guitar tone was smooth as glass, drums were like a goddamn freight train, & the bass was impressive to say the least. You boys killed the joint dead! At Mission Tobacco Lounge/Riverside, CA.”

“Straight out of San Diaaahhh-go, California, this three headed rock n roll creature of the night is made up of dreamy front man and guitarist, Bryan Kelly, the beat machine, Eli Rinek, and Highway J. Michael Niotta slappin da upright baaaasassssss! They’re sound is melodic, yet edgy, sexy, yet hard driven. These boys really deliver the goods on record, and in their live shows. The Hard Fall Hearts are hardest working bands in t...he business. They bring it hot and heavy every show, and leave many satisfied new fans in their wake”

“It may be the first time the San Diego-based rockabilly/punk band Hard Fall Hearts is playing Albuquerque, but drummer and founder Eli Rinek is no stranger to the Duke City. “I used to play in a popular band called Johnny & The Blades when I lived in Albuquerque,” Rinek said in a phone interview. “We gigged around the Southwest from New Mexico to Denver during all the mid- to late 1990s, so I was really tied to the music scene there and played a lot of shows at the Launchpad and all these cool, old venues that are still around.” The Hard Fall Hearts like to hit the road often. Their current jaunt, which kicked off in Los Angeles and ends in Scottsdale, Ariz., includes 19 shows in 23 days. “This is a gig tour. We go out and play even if we’re not touring behind a new album. ”

“ The San Diego, CA, punk/rockabilly scene is a highly diverse one indeed, awash with brilliant local talent looking to hit it big nationwide. One such group is Hard Fall Hearts, whose latest release on Double Barrel Records is entitled "To All Believers," and it merges the raw energy of rockabilly from the early days of Sun Records with the punk movement of the Seventies and Eighties. There's more to these guys than just "three chords and a cloud of dust," tho. They are impossible to pigeonhole, and rightfully so---their music has a bit of a "dark" side along with their incredible passion for playing that is still beholden to the roots of rock and roll and blues. They dig deep into the territory of bands as varied as Rev. Horton Heat, The Clash, and, even Guns "N" Roses--they have created a sound that is uniquely their own, indeed. ! . ”

“ With "To All Believers", Hard Fall Hearts prove they are ready to take their music to the world and make believers out of all of us. ~~Scottie "Mad Dog" Blinn/ Double Barrel Records”