JOE’s Song Of The Day #646: Don't Fear The Natives ‘Stupid Heart’ 2 years ago

JOE’s Song Of The Day #646: Don't Fear The Natives ‘Stupid Heart’

Don't Fear The Natives, embrace them.

Don't Fear The Natives are a band comprised of songwriter and guitarist Dennis Kelly and singer Claire McDaid. This is their debut EP and 'Stupid Heart' is the title track.


It's a corker and while the comparisons with Joni Mitchell are inevitable, there is also a whiff of early '90s indie darlings Curve off this track and that's a very good thing.

Don't Fear The Natives

Dennis and Claire were members of a critically acclaimed duo called Palomino, but have decided to rename and add some numbers to their collective.

“We always wanted to progress into a band again, our songs need the dynamics that you get from rehearsing as a group and playing live”, explains Denis, adding “it was completely natural for us to move forward with an enhanced line up... we feel as if we’re making momentum all the time, it’s very exciting!"

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The duo will be looking to move onwards from supporting Welsh giants Feeder, and their much-acclaimed headline appearance at Louth’s Vantastival, with the first Don’t Fear The Natives offering; their ‘Stupid Heart E.P.’

If you'd like more information about the band, you can check out their Facebook page right here.