Cloverhearts + Hotfilter Live @ Béi Chéz Heinz _ HANNOVER
The Story So Far…
From false friends, to (temporary) sobriety, to lovable junkies, to the world’s worst public transport.
However you like your Celtic Punk ’n’ Roll, The Cloverhearts have you covered. Founded by
Australian frontman, Sam Cooper, the mission statement was always simple:
Blaring bagpipe anthems and twisted tin-whistle tunes.
Think ‘Dropkick Murphys meets Green Day’ and you’re right about there.
“I grew up listening to skate punk bands like NOFX and Millencolin, then found love in deeper
singer/songwriter stuff such as Fiona Apple and Elliot Smith who use more non-traditional
instrumentation in their music. When the opportunity arose to start a band focused around
Celtic instruments, I was trepidatious because it was so foreign to me… But in the end,
I think that naivety of blending 90’s punk with traditional instruments is what sets
The Cloverhearts apart.” Says Songwriter and Vocalist, Sam Cooper.
While the band certainly doesn’t sound like it’s Celtic-Punk-Counterparts, The Cloverhearts
are certainly no Celtic-Punk-Counterfeits. Having garnered over 3 Million Streams on Spotify
alone in just 3 years, supported genre giants such as The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats,
The Rumjacks and Mr. Irish Bastard, and landed prestigious festival appearances
at Mighty Sounds (Czech Republic), Panic Fest (France) and Feffarkhorn (Italy)… It’s no wonder
London Celtic Punks have crowned The Cloverhearts one of the scenes most “prolific”,
“hard working” and “highly original” new bands in Celtic Punk.
Now the pandemic’s in their rearview mirror, the band is back on the road, everywhere from
Bologna to Brno, promoting their latest release “Still Pissed”, with plans to enter the studio
in late 2023 and plenty more rock shows (and hangovers) in 2024 to boot.
…these are Axl (vocals/guitar), Tobi (bass) and Zorro (drums).
All three have been making music in different bands for more than 20 years and got together just in time for the first Corona lockdown.
Then, the following happened: ..!!!NOTHING!!!
From here it was all about making music and the three of them grew out their dissatisfaction within their own four walls and proved their perfect timing for forming a band!
A few video beer conferences later, in spring ’21 the time had finally come.
The instruments were unpacked again, the amplifiers were opened and the first songs were roared into the rehearsal room.
In February ’22 the band released their first single with the songs “Maybe” and “Hafenblick”.
The second single “Berlin” was released in July and the next baby called “Sonntag” came in September.
After the first concerts until the middle of the year, the band withdrew to write new songs.
The new single “Machine” has been available everywhere since December 16th, 2022.
In 2023 Hotfilter will come back to the stage with new songs.