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The Smoking Hearts

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“This is head banging, beer-spitting, ear-bleeding Rock ‘N’ Roll at its loudest and proudest... Boasting enough power to raise the dead” - Kerrang!

"Equally known for destroying venues as they are for their balls-to-the-wall take on punk rock." - Noisecreep/AOL Music

“Their incendiary songs and live energy is pure perspiration soaked entertainment to the max. These boys deserve your attention and deserve to be huge.” Big Cheese

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Hundred Reasons and Lower Than Atlantis among 24 new acts added to Hevy Festival 2012 line-up

June 1st, 2012

Hevy Festival 2012 Thrash Hits

Hevy Festival have added another 24 bands to their 2012 bill, including the winners of this year’s Redbull Bedroom Jam competition. They’ve also announced the provisional day splits for the bands they’ve announced so far, which give an indication of how many more bands the festival plans on announcing before it all kicks off at the start of August.

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The Smoking Hearts: “He was dancing around wearing nothing but a bow-tie”

March 11th, 2010

On Monday, Bedfordshire punk’n’rollers, The Smoking Hearts, self-released their debut album Pride of Nowhere on their own George Street Records. With 13 songs clocking in at under 30 minutes, it rattles around with the shitkicker spirit of Backyard Babies, if perhaps they hotwired a Mustang, sandblasted the gloss and glam clear off it, and drove it headlong into a demolition derby. It’s The Computers minus the doo-wop, and lasts just long enough that it doesn’t outstay its welcome.

With that in mind, we caught up with Simon Barker, one of the band’s guitarists, to find out amongst other things just why the band are intent on getting one of their song titles, ‘Thrash B4 Gash’, tattoo’d on as many folks as possible…

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