A return to our innocence
TYALGUM band, The Heart Collectors, have been working hard promoting their Indie folk sounds in Australia and overseas, and the work is paying off.
The Heart Collectors have already turned heads and ears internationally.
Ground work has already been laid in Austin, Texas, for the Northern Rivers group's second USA tour this year.
Consisting of vocals, cello, mandolin and acoustic guitar, their music and lyrics inspire a return to innocence, integrity and all that is good in the world.
The band have returned home from their adventures in the United States and will perform an intimate gig in Tyalgum village this weekend plus a show at Old'n'Gold in Brunswick Heads.
The folk group has just returned from an American tour which saw them play 32 shows over six weeks in Austin.
The group performed at the prestigious South By Southwest Music Festival, representing the country in an Australian music showcase and held weekly residency at The Empire Control Room and Garage, one of the region's top live music venues.
Vocalist Kymrie Henge said she enjoyed delving into the music industry there.
"We love Austin, the people, the music, the food, everything is vibrant and alive," Henge said.
The group also recorded their second album in Austin this year.
The album, aptly named Listen, is a collection of harmonies featuring cello, banjo and guitar.
Now the band is working to reconnect with home soil through their wistful performances of 1970s and 1980s-inspired folk.
Vocalist, cellist and bassist Mobius Barnaby said they have been playing a lot of market gigs.
"It's happy, family- oriented music and it's fun to watch," he said.
"We fit really well into that market scene."
The Heart Collectors will perform a Secret Garden Show in Tyalgum this Sunday.
Tickets and more details about this show are available from the band's website, theheartcollectors.com.