The Heartbreaks are less a band and more a mentality. One that exists, for the Morecambe four-piece, on the basis that music isn't something to play in the background, but to box up your heart and soul for.
For their second album, they have set out - through rousing Ennio Morricone strings, Echo and the Bunnymen atmospherics and arch lyrical observations - to create something new, majestic and, in short, not normal.
A record that demands and rewards repeated listens. As Pete Paphides recently tweeted of the band, following their sold out show at Scala; “Hungry young men with guitars singing for their life... Still a good idea.”