'Heartstrings' album reviews Sept 23, 2014 8:37:18 GMT Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by blade on Sept 23, 2014 8:37:18 GMT From:www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503444&objectid=11330054Text:Music review: Howling Bells, HeartstringsBy Kim Gillespie2:47 PM Tuesday Sep 23, 2014Former Aussie rockers Howling Bells bring a fair whack of nostalgia with their indie sound - recalling early 90s acts like Curve, Lush and My Bloody Valentine. That takes nothing away from their latest album Heartstrings, 10 tracks of alt-pop goodness. Opener Paris could easily have been a 90s-era hit - catchy, fluffy pop with a dark undercurrent - while Possessed goes down more of punk rock route. Standout track Tornado takes a similar country and western approach to this year's First Aid Kit album Stay Gold - and the beautiful vocal harmonies echo the Swedish duo's songs as well. The album closes with the title track, a dark, moody and cinematic piece that sounds like the soundtrack to a David Lynch movie. Fans of any of the bands mentioned here, or even Mazzy Star or Nick Cave, should check out Howling Bells.