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Australian trio Cut Copy won their way into our record boxes with the LP In Ghost Colours and on the 21st of July we witness the second release from it, Hearts On Fire.

The tune is already leaving its mark in Australia where it has become a firm favourite on the radio, described as a 'future-classic sax-house anthem for the ages'. It offers all the pumping basslines with chunks of disco drums matched with a hip house break that can easily make you tap your feet unsuspectingly.

As well as the acclaimed song itself the Cut Copy boys have taken it up a notch by using the renowned eccentric Nagi Noda to shoot the video on location in Japan. And Noda should be well practised in getting it right as her portfolio boasts music videos for Scissor Sisters, Tiga and the White Stripes' Coca Cola advert. The peculiar love story depicted in the video shows frontman Dan Whitford as a lonely, lovelorn lad suffering with what literally can only be described as a black cloud.

'Hearts On Fire' will be released on Island on July 21st with a sparkling package including remixes by Calvin Harris, Midnight Juggernauts, Knightlife, Holy Ghost and Aeroplane, as well as a special cover version by former Cut Copy touring bassist J.P. Shilo.

The tracklisting is as follows:

  • 1.Hearts on Fire (Radio)
  • 2.Hearts on Fire (Original)
  • 3.Calvin Harris Remix
  • 4.Holy Ghost Remix
  • 5.Holy Ghost Instrumental
  • 6.Midnight Juggernauts Remix
  • 7.Knightlife Remix
  • 8.Joakim Remix
A preview of the track with the video is available on youtube here

If that gives you a taste for what Cut Copy are all about you can catch them on their tour this year:

  • 26 JUN 2008 - GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL ( DANCE VILLAGE ) GLASTONBURY , UK
  • 27 JUN 2008 @ ROSE TREE JAM CHIPPENHAM, UK
  • 27 JUN 2008 @ WAKESTOCK OXFORDSHIRE , UK
  • 28 JUN 2008 @ KASBAH COVENTRY , MIDLANDS, UK
  • 29 JUN 2008 @ OPTIMO AT THE SUB CLUB - GLASGOW , SCOTLAND
  • 30 JUN 2008 @ NIGHT AND DAY - MANCHESTER , UK
  • 02 JUL 2008 @ CONCORDE 2 - BRIGHTON , UK
  • 03 JUL 2008 @ NEW SLANG @ THE WORKS KINGSTON , UK
  • 05 JUL 2008 @ WIRELESS FESTIVAL (HYDE PARK) SANDISK STAGE - LONDON , UK
  • 05 JUL 2008 @ ZOO FEST *SPECIAL DJ SET* - KENT , UK
  • 16 AUG 2008 @ LOOP FESTIVAL BRIGHTON , UK
  • 24 AUG 2008 @ CREAMFIELDS LIVERPOOL , UK
  • 28 AUG 2008 @ LA MUSIQUE DERRY , NORTHERN IRELAND
  • 29 AUG 2008 @ STIFF KITTEN BELFAST , NORTHERN IRELAND
  • 30 AUG 2008 @ ELECTRIC PICNIC FESTIVAL - DUBLIN , IRELAND