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Biography

  • Founded In

    Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

There are at least 2 differents band to have used the name Heirloom
1 - A Canadian band from Montreal

2 - An Alt. Rock/Indie band from Brighton, UK

1 - An imaginative mix of intimate folk music and classical instrumentation, Heirloom’s wistful songs are built from the lyrics up, and crafted with love and care. The group is made up of self-taught musicians and classically trained instrumentalists, and is influenced by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, and Joanna Newsom. Together, their instruments create a warm, refreshing sound that is both welcoming and breathtaking, while leaving space for delicate vocals and earnest lyrics.

Having been called "bravely orchestral – masterfully arranged" (Grayowl Point), and ''une musique poétique et classique davantage réfléchie et moins formatée pour le grand public'' (La Bible Urbaine), Heirloom plays the notes that need to be heard, and nothing more. Over the past two years, they have been simmering down words and arrangements and toiling over exact sounds and phrases, and are finally preparing to release their third album on July 8, 2015.

In addition to their upcoming album, Heirloom has an EP (The Lexicon of Accepted Ideas, 2012), a full-length album (Makeweight, 2013), as well as a few videos to their name.

Heirloom, an orchestral folk band based in Montreal, and is:

Lisa Malachowski - vocals, guitar
Quinn Brander - cello
Lisa Petersen - violin
Stephane Diamantakiou - double bass
Leah Dolgoy - folk harp, autoharp
Corinna Rose - banjo

2 - Heirloom are Jane Rivers (vocals & guitar), Jade Taaffe (vocals & bass), Christopher Hallen (backing vocals & guitar), Ben Dawson (keys & guitar) and Nick McGregor (drums).
Heirloom’s sound opens with shared vocals - baritone and bittersweet alto. They interweave into the eternal, reminiscent of Nancy and Lee through the cult movieromance of a Tarantino lens. Layers of graceful reverb, delay and fuzz, amidst colourfully dark organ, surround Heirloom’s jangly guitars.
“Brighton quintet Heirloom have offered up their thrilling new track ‘Speak In Tongues’, with a gorgeously dark video to accompany it. Opening up with some particularly Pulp Fiction-ish guitar licks, the track’s an enticing slice of brooding but slick pop. The video, which comes directed and produced by Katia Ganfield, reflects its spirit perfectly, its film noir sensibilities paired with mesmerising, multi-coloured clips.” - DIY
"Sleazy riffs, stabs of organ and icy boy/girl vocals, Brighton’s Heirloom sound like a decrepit saloon bar’s resident garage rockers, hired to conjure a vampiric atmosphere way out west." - Hidden Herd

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