Within the first couple of bars of its new single – “Hearts on Fire”, Chicago-based Molehill convinced us that they are worthy of a feature.
Inspired by the “Euromaidan” protests in the Ukraine (the birthplace of vocalist Peter Manhart’s mother), “Hearts on Fire” is the title track from the band’s forthcoming EP and is a rock anthem for the oppressed.
Now that in itself (a socio-political subject matter) is something that clearly distinguishes Molehill from the multitude of modern rock bands baying for attention in the music industry wasteland.
But it is the manner in which Molehill have put together this wildly satisfying track that will want you, dear reader, to listen to “Hearts on Fire” again and again. And again.
From the serpentine synth line to the 80s-channeling stirring chorus, from the clever harmonies to the pleasing mid-tempo rhythms, Molehill reveal a knack for finding that right balance between repetitive hooks and arranging depth.
The EP will be released on 12th May. Pre-order.
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