Our Mountain make ‘Wood Hearts’ debut single & UK dates


Melbourne’s OUR MOUNTAIN release their debut single ‘Wooden Hearts’ on 23rd May in a Music Week piece, GIITTV editor Bill Cummings described the track as “recalling Nick Cave, (‘Wooden Hearts’)…thunders across the Atacama desert and collapses in religious devotion.”

Our Mountain support the single with a raft of UK live shows:

Tue 10th – Enterprise, London
Wed 11th – CATCH, London
Fri 13th – Kasbah, Coventry
Sat 14th – Prince Albert , Brighton – on stage 8.45, (Great Escape)
Sun 15th – Cargo, London
Mon 16th – The Musician, Leicester
Tue 17th – Rainbow, Birmingham
Wed 18th – Cannes, to tie in with official screening of Hated (Matt plays male Karen O!)
Thu 19th – Stag and Dagger Festival, London
Fri 20th – Sound City, Liverpool
Sat 21st – Stag and Dagger, Glasgow

“‘Wooden Hearts’ was written in my old house in Brunswick, Victoria, a building infested with small, but mostly large rodents, the kind of vermin that take pride in walking the boards day and night. They moved in long term and it soon became clear that we were the visitors. The walls were crumbling, the locks unlockable, the kind of place a burglar wouldn’t burgle. The red wine cheap and the rent cheaper, in more ways than one ‘Wooden Hearts’ reminds me of that house.” (Matt Hutchinson)

The track is driven by the heartbeat of one string, the angelic saturation of enviable melody and it is fuelled by the static pulses of sheer chaos. It’s a Birthday Party on The Holy Mountain and who the fuck isn’t invited? It reminds me of those fragile horizontal hours, laying still on a 7-foot, sterile, medical bed, balancing on that fine wire of death vs. life and wondering….who pulled the AA batteries out of the defibrillator?

OUR MOUNTAIN were conceived by Matthew Hutchinson (words, vocals, guitar) & Michael Noonan (drums) – originally from Melbourne, Australia – who relocated to New York in the winter of 2009. Since then, they have partnered with Abbey Lee (tambourine, keys and vocals) and Daniel Hallpike (bass) to continue to define, expand and proclaim their psychedelic, nihilistic sounds through poetry vs. musik.

2010 brought the band from strength to strength, touring the UK with The Slits, playing The Great Escape and a plethora of UK and North American dates. Their debut album has just been completed and pegged to the rusted clothesline to dry. It is as strong as Auntie Myrtle’s yellow picket fence and their live show, as engaging as an evangelical car crash somewhere between the fork in the road and the damn hairs on the back of your neck standing loud, be sure to witness the absurd!

Our Mountain- Wooden Hearts by godisinthetvzine.co.uk

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.