The Blackheart Orchestra Release New Album & Single


Released 25th November 2016 

“Diving For Roses” Album

Released 25th November 2016

Enchanting Progressive Electronica/Folk/Pop

Manchester based multi-instrumentalist duo The Blackheart Orchestra bring a heavenly fusion of acoustic folk, progressive pop and modern classical composition with the new single Sebastian taken from the breathtaking new album “Diving For Roses”, released Friday 25th November.

“Beautiful and powerful. Their music is inspiring.” - Steve Hackett, Genesis

Combining fragility and pulsing electronica, Sebastian weaves melodies and atmospherics to create an ethereal musical landscape drawing comparisons with the likes of Ellie Goulding and London Grammar while Chrissy Mostyn’s captivating vocals soar, reminiscent of Kate Bush.

In “Diving For Roses”, The Blackheart Orchestra create an enchanting masterpiece leaving the listener with no choice but to cling on to every note throughout the album’s beautifully rich and rewardingly layered offering of boundary-breaking Electronica, Folk & Pop. Triumphantly marrying ancient synthesizers and modern songwriting, “Diving For Roses” is an album so atmospheric that NASA has officially sent a probe to see if it can support human life.

"Stunningly beautiful, this duo are on the fringe of true greatness" - Kensington and Chelsea Today, London

Often mistaken for an 8-piece band on first listen, The Blackheart Orchestra can be found on stage with a multitude of instruments ranging from guitars, piano and electronic beats to vintage synthesizers, omnichord, and flugelhorn. Comprising of long term collaborators Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington, the duo have seen their 3 previous albums, extensive touring across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and over 1000 live shows amass a large and loyal following resulting in the pledge campaign for the new album “Diving For Roses” to surpass its target within days.


“The Blackheart Orchestra remind us why music lifts us up” - Dalton Delan, American Public Television (USA)

Voted Best British Duo at London's Exposure Music Awards, scoring second place in the Album of The Year category in the US Indie Music Awards and with multiple spins on BBC Introducing, it’s no wonder their unique, emotion-drenched music is causing such a buzz. “Sebastian” and “Diving For Roses” are released 25th November 2016.

Stream “Diving For Roses” here:

Watch the video for the captivating “Sebastian” here:

The Blackheart Orchestra hit the roads of the UK from September to December this year:
Sep 30       Brighton, Unitarian Church           w/ Jane Siberry
Oct 3          Hull, Fruit                                    w/ Melanie
Oct 5          Wolverhampton, Robin 2              w/ Melanie
‪Oct 7          Worcester, Huntingdon Hall         w/ Melanie
Oct 8          Louth, Alvingham Hall
‪Oct 9          Sale, Waterside Arts Centre          w/ Melanie
‪Oct 11        London, Dingwalls                        w/ Melanie
‪Oct 13        Liverpool, Cavern                         w/ Melanie
‪Oct 15        Stourport, Hartlebury Hall
‪Oct 18        Leeds, City Varieties                     w/ Melanie
Oct 21        Barnstaple, Chulmleigh Town Hall
Oct 22        Exeter, Shillingford
‪Dec 2         Ludlow, Bitterley Hall
‪Dec 3         Preston, Guildhall                        BBC Radio Lancashire Christmas Show
Dec 10       Kidderminster, St. George’s

European Dates for the “Diving For Roses” Tour can be found at:
For all press enquiries and guest list please contact:

September 21, 2016 6:33am ET by IAA Touring  

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