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Hellbound Hearts - Film Noir album review

On a mission to bring back Britrock’s glory days

Cover art for Hellbound Hearts - Film Noir album

Have you tuned in to a commercial radio station recently? Bloody awful isn’t it? Hellbound Hearts feel your pain, putting the boot into the airwaves on album opener Suffering The Radio, which aptly enough features exactly the kind of ultra-catchy riffs and nagging Britrock chorus that lit up the wireless in the 90s. Missing The Wildhearts? These are your men.

As you’d expect from a gang of Yorkshiremen, there’s something refreshingly no-nonsense about Film Noir. There’s a huge helping of the right kind of pop mixed into their straight-up stompers, frontman Danny Lambert leading the way with a bellowed rallying cry. They’re not out to change the world, but they are out for a good time, and we could all do with that right now.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.