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  • December 11th, 2013

    Planet Notion premiere the debut single by Northern American

    Planet Notion have revealed the debut single by LA-based 4-piece, Northern American. ‘Wander’ will be released via Heist Or Hit Records on Monday 20th January, but you can stream the single now by following the link below.

    When Californian four-piece Northern American chose to name their debut EP Happiness Hungover earlier this year, it revealed a great deal about the lush, evocative indie that the quartet produce. With nods to the breezy pop-tinged brilliance of their LA peers Local Natives, the downplayed dramatics of US stalwarts The National and the dream-like textural soundplay of their Heist or Hit labelmates Simian Ghost, the band’s output to date trades in that distinctly post-midday optimism that comes with leaving one’s hangover behind and discovering the day anew.

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    December 11th, 2013

    I Am Oak reveal the first song to be taken from new album, ‘Ols Songd’

    I Am Oak have revealed the first song from upcoming album ‘Ols Songd‘. You can listen to the song, ‘Kites in the Canopy‘, below! This is the first new material to be released by the Dutch band since 2012′s ‘Nowhere Or Tammensaari’.

    ‘Ols Songd’ will be released in the UK and Ireland via Heist Or Hit Records on February 17th 2014

    December 11th, 2013

    High Hazels appear at #4 in There Goes The Fear’s ’10 for 2014′

    High Hazels have been tipped as Ones To Watch in 2014 by influential music blog There Goes The Fear.

    “Sheffield’s High Hazels have been a favorite here at TGTF since we first featured them in this Bands to Watch back in July. They played four shows at this summer’s Tramlines Festival as part of a growing number of up-and-coming Sheffield bands whose sound hinges on catchy guitar melodies and heart-wrenchingly romantic lyrics.

    “Going back to the end of 2012, High Hazels have had a productive year, winning the attention of Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and the BBC’s Steve Lamacq. They were featured in Sheffield’s Exposed magazine in February 2013 as part of that publication’s In Session series. (Check out the band’s YouTube page to see videos from that session.) Then, in July, just around the time of Tramlines, High Hazels signed with indie record label Heist or Hit Records, who coordinated the release of debut single ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ (reviewed by Mary here). In September, ‘Hearts Are Breaking’ won a coveted spot on Lamacq’s BBC 6Music Rebel Playlist, ahead of its official release on the 7th of October.”

    Click here to read the article in full

    The band are currently writing and recording their debut EP, due out on Heist Or Hit Records in Spring 2014.


    November 1st, 2013

    Upcoming Northern American shows


    Recently signed to Heist Or Hit Records, Northern American have just announced two new live shows in the Los Angeles area next week as follows:

    Monday 4th November – The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Tuesday 19th November – The Bootleg Theatre, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

    October 18th, 2013

    Northern American sign to Heist Or Hit Records

    We’re very pleased to announce that Los Angeles 4-piece Northern American are set for a worldwide release of their debut EP, ‘Happiness Hungover’, via Heist Or Hit Records in Early 2014.

    Northern American have been busy catching the attention of the local L.A. scene, with Buzzbands recently describing the band as “a new rock quartet…whose sophisticated pop may include your next breezy summer melody“.

    The ‘Happiness Hungover’ EP will be released as a limited edition 7″ vinyl with handmade sleeve, and digital download on Monday 20th January 2014. More details on the EP will be announced in the coming weeks. But for now, you can stream lead single, ‘Wander’. Enjoy and Share!



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