In anticipation of his forthcoming album due for release in August 2016, Hartsreleases his second single “Peculiar” on March 4th 2016. Already gearing up for a big year, announcements for Groovin’ The Moo, Bluesfest 2016, andSxSW 2016, “Peculiar” follow up a sold out Single Launch Tour for “All Rise (Play It Cool)”. The new single showcases Harts’ soaring melodies to match his guitar artistry. He blends RnB influences with his signature riffs and sparkling synths, settling into a laid back groove and an unforgettable chorus.
“I tested it out first live at the All Rise Tour shows last month and the response we got encouraged me to release it as a single. The idea for ‘Peculiar’ started with me coming up with the main guitar chords and riff jamming with my loop pedal at home one day. I was in a mood of questioning everything and I think that reflects in the lyrics. The song progressed quickly from there when I started to produce and arrange the instruments in the recording phase. It was all very natural.” – Harts
After releasing the first single, “All Rise (Play It Cool)” from the new album in October, Harts took off to Thailand to play the Wonderfruit Festival. He’s also picked up support from Dutch National Public Radio 3voor12, planning on international touring this year to reach his growing fanbase abroad. His singles “Streets”, placed in Subaru Australia’s W-Wah-X campaign, and “Leavin It All Behind”, featured in Rimmel London’s ad staring Kate Moss, have reached millions around the globe.
Harts’ latest tour added to the already impressive number of shows he has clocked up in 2015. He featured at Splendour In The Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, The Hills Are Alive, and shared the stage with Peking Duk forStereosonics and The Rubens on the Urban Spread Summer Series. He was the buzz band at Bigsound in September 2015 and various showcases in the U.S the following month, including Culture Collide in L.A and CMJ in New York. His return to Australia at the end of 2015 saw him perform at the 2015 AIR Independent Music Awards, The Age 2015 Music Victoria Awards,Falls Festival 2015, and NYE on the Hill.