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JUN 03 – Manchester, UK synth pop outfit Heart of Gold UK – the solo project of Being As An Ocean guitarist/vocalist Michael McGough – is now streaming his debut EP, Blame, via

Blame was a work in progress for nearly two years, and in that time I’ve seen the world, the people in it and myself change an incredible amount,” shares McGough. “The songs are about relationships with people, moments and places, and how they can shape someone in so many different ways. ‘Scared of looking back, when forward was the only way.'”

The EP is available today through digital retailers such as iTunesGooglePlayAmazonMP3 and Spotify; And physical copies are available for pre-order at A recently released music video for “Adore You” can also be seen now at

Blame was recorded in North Shropshire / Manchester, UK with producer Lloyd Preece at Rising Sun Records. “Having worked with some incredible pop artists before, and us both having a love for the late 80s / early 90s pop era, we tried to capture that unique sound as closely as possible when writing and recording these tracks,” reveals McGough.

Heart Of Gold UK started at home in 2014 as an outlet for me to be able to sing about my experiences with people and places, how they’ve made me feel and how they’ve shaped me as a person today,” notes McGough. “To say someone has a “heart of gold” was to basically say ‘I know that no matter what, they still meant well’ or ‘they still have a heart of gold’,” he adds. “It was something I was told and taught at a very young age. It changed my outlook and taught me how to see that people will do things very differently to each other in life, so not to be so quick to judge as I am sure that they mean well.”

Heart Of Gold UK will perform live for the first time later this year, with show dates to be announced soon.

1. Ghost
2. Blame
3. Adore You
4. Your Love is Enough

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