Heartworms Returns With New Single/Video “May I Comply”

Heartworms Returns With New Single/Video "May I Comply"

South London post punk/alt musician Heartworms (aka Jojo Orme) has returned with her new single “May I Comply” and its accompanying video.

The song, produced by Dan Carey is out now via Speedy Wunderground and is her first release since the acclaimed debut EP A Comforting Notion released in March this year. Buy it here

Speaking about it, Heartworms says: “When I wrote this track I just wanted to get over an ex and to tell my little brother he’s good enough… turned out to be a lot darker than I thought.”

On the video, director Gilbert Trejo, noted: “For ‘May I Comply’ Jojo and I wanted to lean harder into the stark black and white world that Heartworms is building, washing everything but the band out in a sea of emptiness […] (I) was excited about capturing a bit more of the energy of Jojo’s performance at this stage.”

Watch/listen below.

Backed by a full live band, Heartworms’ performances are a masterclass in poise; she describes the theatre brought to each show – usually punctuated by her intense stare – as a kick back against preconceived notions of ‘smallness’ and fragility as a female musician. On stage, Heartworms’ projection is the very antithesis: we see an artist who is big, powerful, in total control.

Heartworms Upcoming Tour Dates

21 London, Village Underground
25 Geneva, Festival Les Creatives
30 Utrecht, EKKO

01 Maastricht, Muziekgieterij
02 Nijmegen, Zeitgeist Festival
03 The Hague, HINK Festival

06 Bognor Regis, Rockaway Beach

01 London, The Roundhouse*
27 New York, Webster Hall

MARCH 2024
01 Washington DC, 9:30 Club^
02 Asheville, The Orange Peel^
04 Atlanta, Variety Playhouse^
05 Nashville, Brooklyn Bowl^
07 Houston, House of Blues^
08 Austin, Stubb’s^
09 Dallas, House of Blues^
11 Albuquerque, Sunshine^
12 Phoenix, The Van Buren^
14 Los Angeles, The Wiltern^
15 Sacramento, Ace of Spades^
16 Oakland, Fox Theater^

*w/ The Last Dinner Party
^w/ The Kills

Photo Credit: Gilbert Trejo