The Pearl Harts (UK)
01.03.2019 Lahti, Torvi – Ursus Factory + Pearl Harts (UK)
02.03.2019 Helsinki, Tavastia – Ursus Factory + Pearl Harts (UK)
The bond between The Pearl Harts existed before they had even played together. Meeting on the road whilst
playing in other bands, Kirsty and Sara ran away from their previous lives and now describe themselves as
Born out of love and a desire of heavier music they burst onto the scene with a stunningly filmed live track
and accompanying video, ‘Black Blood’ immediately picked up fans from XFM, Clash, Artrocker and BBC
The band quickly made a name for themselves with their wild attitude, DIY spirit and incredible live shows.
Described as “the love-child of PJ Harvey and Nine Inch Nails” and “Queens Of The Stone Age played by
The Runaways. The Pearl Harts raw energy and intense delivery has won them fans across the UK and
Europe. As one live reviewer put it
“All you can think to do is ask them out for ice cream and all they want to do is wreck your house and
firebomb your car.”
At the start of 2016 Kirsty and Sara decided to retreat in to their basement and start work on their debut
Garbage’s Shirley Manson had other plans though. After discovering the girls online she fell instantly for their
raw and honest energy. Contacting them personally, she asked the band to be sole support for their 2016
European tour. Since then she hasn’t stopped telling Garbage’s 1 Million Facebook followers, and anyone
else that will listen, that they are ‘Badass girls with all the right stuff”
Such a feat shouldn’t normally happen to a band so early in their career, but at the beginning of 2017 The
Pearl Harts found themselves on the road again, this time as special guests to Skunk Anansie on their 6-
week European tour. They released fast and furious ‘Hit The Bottle’ to accompany the tour to critical acclaim
– and were soon asked for the track to be used on US TV network Fusion TV.
Following funding from Help Musicians Emerging Artists Fund and Pledge Music, the bands first full-length
LP release ‘Glitter and Spit’ was released in March 2018 through their own label Double Bang Records.
So far picking up raving both on music blogs and in the music press ‘Glitter and Spit’ has been described as
‘Full of Attitude, charisma and confidence – it takes the listener on an adrenaline-charged ride.’ And has seen
the girls interviewed by BBC Radio 6, playlist on Radio X and Kerrang! TV.
The have spent Spring 2018 touring the UK including a sell-out London show. They will be back later in the
year for a new run of UK dates.
“These girls have a serious ear for dynamic riffs and gigantic tunes…. Their track ‘Black Blood’ adds some
call-and response blues to a metallic Rage Against The Machine style funk riff…” – NME magazine
“The Pearl Harts – London warrior princesses glowering beneath spirit-level fringes – their seismic brand of
heavy blues channels Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and trailblazing use of loops and samples…. Early
interviews have evoked…. The unguarded lip of Courtney love” – TeamRock
“Shrouded in darkness, the pearl harts have a visceral quality which is difficult to deny.” – Clash Music