Wearing influences on her sleeve from Big Star to Cocteau Twins, Heart Shaped is the dreamy pop project of Belfast-based songwriter Kendall Bouquet. Following on from the 2020 EP ‘Second Hand’, which gained critical praise with international radio play from KEXP to the BBC and a feature on the front page of Bandcamp, new single No Contact finds the Texas native meditating on ambivalent love over a fuzzed-out soundscape of shimmering melodies. Together with surf inflected B-Side ‘Version of You’, the two tracks form a snapshot of a maturing songwriter hitting her stride, unafraid to mix a catchy pop sensibility with introspection and catharsis. Recently awarded the Chordblossom Kickstart Prize, Heart Shaped is poised as a rising star in the Irish music scene and one to watch in 2022.
“Bedroom pop in the truest sense, fuzzed-out and propulsive with charming melodies” – Bandcamp New and Notable Picks
“It’s Waxahatchee campfire sonic burn-out and Dinosaur Jr listless melancholy that’s so insistent it eventually grabs you by the throat and shakes your head until you see stars” – Did Not Chart