Byron Bay’s In Hearts Wake have been changing minds and lives since 2012 and with fourth album Ark they are looking to inspire change like never before. Released in 2017 via UNFD, Ark pays homage to the past as much as it signals a bright new future for conscious heavy music with the band partnering up with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of clean-ups along of some of the most polluted waterways on the east coast of Australia.
Ark is both a dynamic breath of fresh air for the metalcore genre as a whole and a treatise on one of the world’s great impending issues. Today, in some parts of the world, water is already more expensive than oil, a trend that is spreading. In Hearts Wake – comprising frontman Jake Taylor, guitarists Ben Nairne and Eaven Dall, bassist Kyle Erich and drummer Conor Ward – are bringing this distressing issue to the world’s attention.
Media highlights and accolades:
- 2015 album Skydancer debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart and 2014 album Earthwalker debuted at #5. The band were also nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album in 2015.
- In July In Hearts Wake will play their biggest and only Australian headline tour, taking in venues such as Forum and Enmore Theatre.
- Every Australian headline tour on the Skydancer and Earthwalker cycles sold out in advance of the tour kicking off.
- Have played multiple US tours including Vans Warped Tour and supported Parkway Drive.
- In Hearts Wake have performed at major European festivals suck as Download, Graspop, Groezrock and Vainstream, as well as top tier billing on multiple UNIFY Festivals.
“Skydancer sees the Byron Bay quintet take another confident stride towards the throne of Australia’s heavy music scene, and it mightn’t be long until they can lay a convincing claim to it.” – Rolling Stone
“Stunning.” – Rock Sound
“It’s predicted success could bery well account for the fact that Skydancer is their most consistent, welcoming, and sonically lustrous album.” – Hysteria Magazine
“It’s a heck of a decent record.” – Blunt Magazine
Skydancer #2 on the ARIA Chart
ARIA Award nominee for “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal” category 2015
Voted #1 album by triple j Short.Fast.Loud listeners for Earthwalker
Voted Best Aussie Band in Blunt Magazine 2014 Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Front Person – Jake Taylor in Blunt Magazine 2014 Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Guitarist – Eaven Dall in Blunt Magazine 2014 Readers Choice Awards
Best Metal Album of 2014 as chosen by iTunes
One of Fasterlouder’s Top 15 Heavy Albums of 2014
One of Blunt Magazine’s Top 100 Albums of 2014
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Traveller (The Fool): Watch Here | Taken from Divination (2012)
Lorely (The Lovers): Watch Here | Taken from Divination (2012)
Divine: Watch Here | Taken from Earthwalker (2014)
Earthwalker: Watch Here | Taken from Earthwalker (2014)
Healer: Watch Here | Taken from Earthwalker (2014)
Breakaway: Watch Here | Taken from Skydancer (2015)
Badlands: Watch Here | Taken from Skydancer (2015)
Warcry: Watch Here |Taken from Ark (2017)
Passage: Watch Here | Taken from Ark (2017)
Nomad: Watch Here | Taken from Ark (2017)
Overthrow: Watch Here | Taken from Ark (2017)
Frequency: Watch Here | Taken from Ark (2017)
Freak: Watch Here | Taken from Spawn (Again): A Tribute To Silverchair (2017)