Twin sister alt-pop duo Heathers are the first act announced to play the Emerald Sounds line-up on the 3rd of March.
The Dublin-born twins Ellie and Louise MacNamara will be sending shockwaves through the crowd with their electrifying and ethereal harmonies when they take the stage for a live performance at Camden’s Electric Ballroom.
Heathers was formed in 2007 and found instant international success with their first album ‘Here, Not There’, an acoustic-only project released through Warner Music Ireland in 2010. The album featured the number one hit ‘Remember When’, which was featured on the Discover Ireland advert that hit Irish screens in the same year.
Their popularity in the US continued to rise after two summer tours and support from heavyweights such as legendary DJ and producer David Guetta and screenwriter, director, actor, composer and film and television producer JJ Abrams. JJ Abrams who co-wrote, co-produced and directed ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ commented that he and his daughter “haven’t stopped listening to them” since they saw Heathers perform at his pre-Oscar party.
Heathers then went on to sign a worldwide deal with Universal Music Publishing in London for the release of their second album ‘Kingdom’ in 2014. The album’s lead single ‘Forget Me Knots’ became a firm favourite on US, Canadian and German radio, laying the ground for extensive touring runs in those territories in addition to the girls’ first Asian tour centering on Malaysia.
Having spent much of 2015 in full writing mode in Ireland, the US and the UK, Heathers kicked off 2016 with a bang with the release of their single ‘November’ in January. This was followed by the release of their newest single ‘Call Home’ in June. It is a beautifully crafted pop track with the duo’s amazing signature harmonies and vocal subtleties brought to the fore by Irish producer Ross Dowling, who has also worked with Irish stars James Vincent McMorrow and Brian Deady.
The release of their two 2016 singles marks the continuation of an exciting release schedule of new material planned for the duo in 2017.