With the inaugural Old Mate’s Block Party primed and ready to go down in Sydney tomorrow, we continue our little ‘getting to know you’ series with some of the artists ready to take to the stage at The Factory throughout the day. Next up, we find out some more about the Black Heart Breakers…
Tell us who you are and what band you play in?
Hayden from the Black Heart Breakers.
How did this group come together and in particular, how did you get involved?
A recording project that came about at a party between a group of mates.
How would you describe your band’s sound?
Like The Ramones got hammered with the Beach Boys.
If we were to listen to one song from your band, what should it be?
What can we expect from your set at the Old Mate’s Block Party?
High energy rock and roll. We keep play tight and keep similar. Good drinking music!
Who are you most excited to see at the festival and why?
Dead Love and The Lockhearts.
What were the highlights for the band in 2015?
Supporting Radio Birdman and Ruts.
What do you have in store for 2016?
Supporting Stiff Little Fingers at The Metro Theatre, April 1st. Working on our next release.
How important are festivals like this to the local scene?
These are an absolute blast to get loose at and watch the best bands ’round town getting it on. The Lockhearts are no strangers to running a party/festival. Recently, Timmy Lancken (Backwoods, Blooddrunk Shenanigans, The Licks) launched a warehouse festival called “Dopefest” – it delivered and was terrific!
Who do you think should’ve win the Hottest 100?
Were The Strums on there? They fucking rule.
Old Mate’s Block Party is being at The Factory (Factory Floor) on Saturday, January 30th. For tickets, head to The Factory’s website – for only $20 (or $25 on the door), you can’t pass up on it!