machineheart Premiere “Altar” Song/Video Via Billboard; Debut Album ‘People Change’ Out Tomorrow

February 7, 2019 BY Nettwerk

“Mesmerizing new single…haunting electro-pop track.” — (on “Altar”)

“their electrifying charisma and eerie composer prompts an ongoing fascination.” — Flaunt

“LA’s machineheart make music of stunningly emotional depth.” — BlackBook

“The four-piece are an electrifying live proposition, with their taut yet ethereal songwriting matched to incredible charisma.” — Clash

“A lushly and lavishly mesmeric cascade of ethereal rock and jangly pop that sounds kind of like Lykke Li gone Stevie Nicks.” — I Heart Moosiq

“Their brand of ethereal indie pop … is brooding, pensive, yet anthemic. There is a grandiose element to it all, largely thanks to magnetic frontwoman’s compelling vocal stylings and the band’s knack for enthralling instrumental experimentation.”  — Ones To Watch

“From the impassioned, echoed power vocals to the unexpected tranquility of the outro, the first single from machineheart’s upcoming album is a masterpiece of conception and execution.” – Indie Obsessive

LA’s machineheart have shared another visually enthralling video for new single “Altar,” an aching bid for salvation that is at turns vulnerable and assertive. Tomorrow (February 8th), the ethereal indie pop quartet will release their anticipated debut full length album, People Change, followed by a North American tour with You Me At Six and Dreamers starting February 21st in Boston, MA and ending March 11th in Los Angeles, CA. 

machineheart’s beguiling frontwoman and lyricist Stevie Scott reflects on the track, “‘Altar’ started as a very rudimentary, guttural response to inward despair. There was so much commotion going on in the world and I didn’t fully know how to process it. It was my birthday actually, so I remember it well. I started slapping on the guitar and sort of talk-singing through the verse. I’m so spongey when it comes to emotions and I just couldn’t hold in the measure of sadness that day. I do think it ended up having hope and triumph in the end and that’s very true to how I view the world. Even in deep tragedy, there is still beauty to be found.”

People Change was co-produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and recorded between Los Angeles, Seattle-area and Toronto. From quite introspection to lush soundscapes, the album explores how emotional dissonance can yield beauty.

machineheart–rounded out by Harrison Allen (drums), Carman Kubanda (electric guitar) and Jake Randle (bass)–released their debut EP “Cruel World” in 2017 and lit up the scene with their infectious, alternative sounds. Soon they were a Top 5 Spotify Emerging Artist and named one of NME’s “2017 Break-Out Bands.” Today, the EP has close to 50 million combined streams.

machineheart Tour Dates (w/ You Me At Six and Dreamers):

2/21     Boston, MA                Brighton Music Hall

2/22     New York, NY           Gramercy Theatre

2/23     Philadelphia, PA         Underground Arts

2/24     Washington, D.C.       9:30 Club

2/26     Toronto, ON               The Opera House

2/27     Detroit, MI                  Saint Andrews

2/28     Columbus, OH            A&R Music Bar

3/02     Chicago, IL                 Bottom Lounge

3/04     Denver, CO                 Marquis Theater

3/06     Seattle, WA                Chop Suey

3/07     San Francisco, CA      Great American Music Hall

3/09     San Diego, CA            Music Box

3/10     Pomona, CA               The Glass House

3/11     Los Angeles, CA        Teragram Ballroom