Kirsty Lowrey and Sara Leigh Shaw make up The Pearl Harts, a London based rock duo who met while touring in previous bands. The two musical outlaws have supported Garbage and Skunk Anansie in previous tours.
Since their birth in 2014 Pearl Harts have grown due to these live shows capturing eyes and ears, the duo release debut record Glitter and Spit on 23rd February via a pledge campaign and Help Musicians Emerging Artists Fund.
Black Blood enters the fray with blues attitude and rock swagger like what The Black Keys provide. The band state they’re influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Queens of the Stoneage to name, so after one track their smouldering groove enticement has us eating out their hands. Leading to Go Hard a track of sensual activities allowing is to witness their chemistry.
An interesting addition is Lara a change in style, its catchy hooks and vocals dare I say it reminds me of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Spelling L-A-R-A has their vibe attitude and wonder. “Lara she’ll wipe the smile from yer face, Lara that girl ‘s such a disgrace”. Lost in Time slows momentum as a softer incarnation. It’s as if a whistle is heard through a powerful wind. Collect your thoughts because The chief smashes its way out with riffs and samples getting your attention.
Hit the Bottle is heavy, intense, angry, fast and ideal for any Juliet and the Licks fans. Kirsty’s vocals fly up a notch with Sara on drums provides the speed for Kirsty to keep up with. A definite highlight off this record. The two have made, created a bluesey hard rock debut record. Loving the feel of Lara and the intensity of Hit the Bottle.
They head out on tour soon, go see them.