Prompted by the emergence of a second smashing single I feel Dublin outfit Heritage Centre are a band more than worthy of a write up and thus, your ears. More Rhode Island than Ranelagh, their distinctly american-indie sound first came to my attention on debut single ‘The Boss’ back in May and it reminds me plenty of Band Of Horses which, of course, is never a bad thing. While that was an emphatic, well rounded indie tune with a cracking chorus, follow up single ‘Oldest Friend’ is more melodic and tentatively cheery despite the rather obvious lack of cheer in its lyrics. There’s a clever video filmed on a rare sunny day in the capital to go with that one, too, which does more for Dublin than any Discover Ireland ad. Very accomplished and very promising – yet another exciting new Irish act to keep tabs on in the near future.
Both tracks are taken from Heritage Centre’s forthcoming debut album Alright, Check it Out which is out in September.