- 21 Jun 01
COLIN CARBERRY enthuses about a Desert Hearts/David Kitt double bill hosted by Bright Star Records
Bright Star Records tested the water for establishing a regular club night in the autumn, with a couple of special Friday night presentations upstairs in Belfast’s Morrisons. The first night saw the debut of London’s floor-shaking Blow-Up DJs in the city, but the Desert Hearts/David Kitt follow-up was the tasty double-bill that, with much justification, attracted most attention.
Desert Hearts have just finished mixing their debut album for Tugboat and for the last few weeks have been playing one or two low-key gigs around town. Trying to get coherent information out of them is, at the best of times, a blood-stone kind of transaction – Charlie’s critical opinion of his own tunes rarely strays beyond “well, they’re not that shit” – but, at the moment, there is a twinkle in their eyes when they talk about their new record that would suggest they’re quietly confident in what they are about to unleash. Charlie even claims they’ve gone disco on ‘DSR’.
No sign of glitter-balls tonight, though. In fact the trio’s performance suggests that not only do they want