Chinese punk band The Sino Hearts have recently relocated to Europe and have just released a new music video for a track entitled ‘Passing Shades’ off their last full-length ‘Ligthening the Darkness’ out on Topsy Turvy Records.
You can order the record HERE.
This is what the label had to say, “THE SINO HEARTS are a fabulous 70s Punk PowerPop/Garage band. After their debut album ‘Leave The World Behind’ (MONSTER ZERO, D.O.G., P.R.) and their second album ‘Mandarin A Go-Go’ (TOPSY-TURVY RECORDS), the trio now releases their third studio album ‘Lightening the Darkness’ on TOPSY-TURVY RECORDS.
It follows their craze of retro power pop like their two previous releases, yet it also continues to explore the depths of late 70s-oriented pop music and approaches musicality and instrumentality differently from the band’s previous efforts.
‘Lightening the Darkness’ was recorded during the lockdowns of covid outbreak from 2020 to 2021 at Modern Sky Studio and 73 Studio (a unique analog studio) in Beijing, China, produced by Italian producers Bruno Barcella and Riccardo Zamboni in Bergamo, Italy, and partly edited by Tom Zwanzger at S.T.R.E.S.S Studio in Graz, Austria.
This album marks a musical departure from previous efforts, infusing 80s Synth Pop like THE STYLE COUNCIL, THE CURE, Post Punk like BAUHAUS and 90s Indie Pop as the MUFFS, WEEZER, also expresses a personal dark feeling about the isolation from the world; unexpected hardships and political climate. All these influences manifest themselves in an album full of both calmer songs like ‘Melting Into The Sofa’ as well as catchy indie-rock-tunes like ‘Goodbye Tonight’ and wild pop-punk tunes like ‘Teenage Superstar’ that all add up to a versatile, great record!”