Gambling Hearts are an alt rock power trio hailing from Wiltshire. Their newest single These Days is a beautiful melding of rock and roll instrumentation and catchy melodies. Sounding very much like a band out of the late 90’s, Gambling Hearts wear their influences on their sleeve. And for once, That’s not a bad thing.
These Days features a hearty folky rock vocal track, a steady backbeat of drums and bass, swirling guitar chords and it all adds up into far more than the sum of its parts. The production is also excellent, overdubbing the raw tracks with added guitars and feedback. I especially like what they’ve done to the vocals before the tasty solo. Still, it’s the vocal melodies that hook you in. It’s equal parts classic rock and 90’s britpop.
All in all, a stand out track from a band only in their early days. I can’t wait to hear what they put out next. This may be Gambling Hearts, and I’m not a gambling man. But if I was. I’d bet on these guys.
Peace, Love and Cowbells,