Tuesday, 17 January 2023

NEW #65 Heartworms


Her style is inspired by World War II uniforms and her music is an intoxicating mix of slightly funky, goth-tinged post-punk electronica. Does that do it for you? If it does and you aren’t familiar yet, it’s time to get acquainted with Heartworms.

I’ve been waiting for the right time to feature Heartworms on the blog since first hearing very positive things about her set at last year’s Great Escape festival in May and the subsequent release of debut single Consistent Dedication in September. Now with a truly excellent spikey second song Retributions Of An Awful Life out in the world, today seems a good time.

Heartworms is one Jojo Orme. Jojo spent her youth in Gloustershire but has now relocated to London. Having signed up to Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label (Carey is also on production duties) her debut EP A Comforting Notion follows in late March.

Before the EP we get Retributions Of An Awful Life. It’s intensely immense - the sort of song that threatens to grab you by both shoulders and shake you until your bones break. Yet despite the pain, it's a pleasurable experience. There’s a suitably full-on cold looking video as well (shot in black and white of course). Watch it below and add Heartworms to your list of new favourite artists.

Heartworms - Retributions Of An Awful Life

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