BERLIN-based post-punk rock outfit MAGGOT HEART offer a taste of what is to come with the release of ‘This Shadow,’ taken from September’s ‘Hunger’ album.

It’s a brooding, yet dynamic propulsion of noise, melody, and expression, released via Berlin’s Rapid Eye Records, together with Finland’s Svart Records.

“This song is both melancholic and euphoric, sometimes you don’t know if you’re feeling one or the other,” explains guitarist and singer Linnéa Olsson.

“I actually had Courtney Love in mind, as in I wanted to write a chorus she would be proud of. Maybe someone can play it to her and let us know? Either way, it’s very simple on the surface, but quite complex underneath.”

Originally from Sweden, Olsson formed Maggot Heart as a solo project in 2016, after carving a name for herself in bands like The Oath, Beastmilk/Grave Pleasures and has since been joined by bassist Olivia Airey and drummer Uno Bruniusson.

With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, the 2017 debut ‘Dusk To Dusk’ to 2020’s ‘Mercy Machine,’ Maggot Heart have been compared to Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, The Stooges, Killing Joke and Voivod.

Their third album HUNGER, recorded in Berlin and mixed by the acclaimed American producer and engineer Ben Greenberg (Metz, Portrayal Of Guilt), can be pre-ordered from Bandcamp:

HUNGER | Maggot Heart ( 

and from Svart Records: Maggot Heart – Hunger – Svart Records

Connect with Maggot Heart online: Maggot Heart | Instagram | Linktree

( Catch Maggot Heart live at Camden’s Black Heart in November. )

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