The Blackheart Orchestra are award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists duo Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington.
The progressive two-piece fuse acoustic fragility and pulsing electronica, bringing together stringed instrument dexterity with 80’s synthesisers and clear classical influences. Often mistaken for an 8-piece band on first listen, they are to be found on stage continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica in a complex choreographed weave of musical moods and textures. One moment their sound is minimal and molecular, the next a mountain-like wall of sound with vast symphonic climaxes. Artists that they are often compared to are Florence and The Machine, Kate Bush and The Cocteau Twins.