“24 Hours” by Heartworms

After the release of her new EP A Comforting Notion via Speedy Wunderground, South London artist Heartworms has shared a Gilbert Trejo directed video for album track “24 Hours”.

Speaking about “24 Hours” and its accompanying video, Heartworms says: “”24 Hours” is about general struggles of teenage growth, secondary school and moments of regret. I wanted the video to be in a school, which was a clear vision I had before the EP was officially recorded with Dan [Carey] (Fontaines DC, Squid, Black Midi). Gilbert instantly clicked with the idea I had, we both are on the same level in vision and expectations, the same as Dan and I.”

She continues: “Gilbert and I came into contact with each other through Instagram by following me and buying a t-shirt, which led to us talking about working with each other and making a music video. Gilbert, with kindness and vision for Heartworms, just wanted to help create something special. The way he works in favour of the artist, he doesn’t want to take over, he wants to bring to life the small spark that starts in the soul of the artist. He’s a genius.”

Gilbert adds: “Working with Heartworms has been incredibly natural. Being so singular in her vision and having such a strong voice, she knows exactly what she wants and has the strength as a performer to do anything. This video is one of those rare occasions where everyone came together to shoot exactly what was in our heads from the very beginning.”

Summing up the EP, Heartworms concludes: “A Comforting Notion represents the growth and journey of discovering the sound I was too afraid to portray. For it to be out, is special. It’s a unique EP that I know was worth the hard work and it deserves everything good coming. I believe this immensely.”

Interpol and Kraftwerk greatly inspires her, as does PJ Harvey, whose dark sense of humour and lyrical dexterity permeates her songwriting. The end result is a life affirming exercise, an opportunity to expel her own self and passions; which include military history (she has just taken a volunteering role at The Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon) and the poetry of Pound, Thomas, and Keats.

A Comforting Notion
Speedy Wunderground

1. Consistent Dedication
2. Retributions Of An Awful Life
3. A Comforting Notion
4. 24 Hours

Heartworms 2023 Tour Dates

6 Apr | Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
14 Apr | Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam
5 May | Are You Listening? Festival, Reading
6 May | The Road To The Great Escape, Glasgow
8 May | The Road to The Great Escape, Dublin
11 May | The Great Escape, Brighton
19 May | London Calling, Amsterdam
20 May | Get Together, Sheffield
26 May | Sea Change Festival, South Devon
27 May | Dot To Dot, Bristol
28 May | Dot To Dot, Nottingham
10 Jun | Long Division Festival, Wakefield
30 Jun | Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Beuningen
16 Jul | Dour Festival, Dour
1 Sep | End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury
2 Sep | Manchester Psych Festival, Manchester
21 Nov | Village Underground, London

*supporting Black Honey

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