Live Concert Photography: Haerts with Anemone at Baby’s All Right 6/7/18
Although initially formed in 2010, the acclaimed indie synth pop act HAERTS can trace its origins back to the longtime collaboration of its Munich, Germany-born co-founders and primary members Nini Fabi (vocals) and Ben Gebert (keys, guitar, backing vocals), who after spending a period of time working and performing as a duo, relocated to Brooklyn in 2010. Fabi and Gebert recruited Garret Ienner (guitar) and Derek McWilliams (bass) to fill out the act’s initial lineup.
In 2012, the members of HAERTS signed with Columbia Records, who released their anthemic debut single, “Wings,” which received regular airplay throughout the US, and was featured as KEXP’s Song of the Day. Building upon a growing profile, the band released “All the Days,” a single which was named Elle‘s “Song of the Summer” and was featured in the 2013 remake of Carrie. The act’s Jean-Philip Grobler produced EP, Hemiplegia which featured both of their attention grabbing singles was released shortly after.
The following fall, the band released their self-titled, full-length debut, which featured three songs off Hemiplegia, as well as two other singles “Giving Up” and “Be the One.” But by 2015, Ienner and McWilliams left the band; however, Fabi and Gebert have continued as a duo with the aforementioned cast of musicians and collaborators for their live shows. And since then, Fabi and Gebert have been busy: in 2016, they collaborated with filmmaker Julian Klincewicz on the short film POWER/LAND — with their music being being the accompanying soundtrack.
Last year, the band released three singles “No Love for the Wild,” “The Way” and “Your Love” which will appear on their forthcoming and long-awaited sophomore effort, slated for release later this year. Interestingly enough “Your Love” was featured in the second season of Netflix’s smash hit, 13 Reasons Why, alongside material by Selena Gomez, Logic, Billie Eilish, Lord Huron and others.
The acclaimed Brooklyn-based pop act played a headlining set at Baby’s All Right featuring material from their new album, which revealed a subtle expansion of their sound as it learned heavily towards Fleetwood Mac — but with synths, as well as crowd-pleasing singles “All The Days,” “Wings” and “Your Love.” The Montreal-based pop act Anemone opened.
Fabi and Gebert were recently added to the impressive lineup of the Reeperbahn Festival NYC next week. And according to their publicity team, the Piano’s set will be a stripped down set featuring fan favorites and material from the new album. For more information, check out the following:
And check out photos from the show, below.
Opening the night was the Montreal-based indie pop act Anemone. Led by Chloe Soldevila (keys, vocals) and featuring Miles Dupire-Gagnon (drums), Gabriel Lambert (guitar), Samuel Gemme (bass) and Zachary Irving (guitar), the Canadian act specializes in a breezy and dance floor friendly synth pop sound reminiscent of In Ghost Colours-era Cut Copy and Forever and Horizon-era Painted Palms.