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Stella Heartbeat

by Tenderhooks



Happy Valentine's Day, Lovebirds!

Aldora Britain Records are fantastically excited to be having a knees up this Valentine's Day with versatile Brighton indie heroes, Tenderhooks. 'Stella Heartbeat' has arrived with infectiously pop-driven hooks. This will be the soundtrack of Valentine's Day for many years to come!

There is something quite extraordinary about Markus Leinweber. This is a man who has been delivering unforgettable, singalong gems for well over a decade, existing and operating well outside the mainstream in the 'Hooks universe. 'Stella Heartbeat' follows in this rich tradition and fits into the Tenderhooks canon with suitable ease. A glorious, sun-soaked explosion of romanticised euphoria from the offset, this track is hip-shakingly joyous and toe-tappingly anthemic. An indie pop odyssey with a recurring, pounding rock and roll piano. This is what you need for Valentine's Day! With love from us to you...

For fans of Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, The Beautiful South, Teenage Fanclub and The Vaselines.


released February 14, 2021

Lyrics and music by Markus Leinweber.
Produced by Mike Wilton.

Singing and piano by Markus Leinweber.
Drums by Dave Uden.
Bass by Mike Phillips.
Rhythm guitar by Paul Wheeler.
Lead guitar by Ben Green.
Backing vocals by Phil Saatchi.

Recorded at Rockfield Studio.
Mixed by Jake Rousham.
Artwork by Markus Leinweber.
Released by Tom Hilton on Aldora Britain Records (ABR-129).

Markus: "The song is dedicated to my wife, Michele. We celebrate thirty years together in March."


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