Flavor of the Week: The Heavy (How You Like Me NOW?!?)

8 Feb

In Noid, a tiny hamlet situated to the south west of Bath, some of the most dangerous and ill-sounding beats and riffs are being created by four wolflike personalities. The Heavy started out ripping and chopping beats from the likes of Bo Diddley, Little Walter and The Parliaments and fusing them with their now-patented brand of high grade dirt. Guitar riffs that intoxicate, bass lines that reverberate around your head like a King Jammy dream, and vocals that will challenge any of the genres they decide to take on.

The Heavy continually cross genres. They, as a unit, are proud to be completely musically schizophrenic. From country to rhythm and blues, garage punk to rock and roll, studio one to the slums of shaolin, you’ll find that The Heavy are indeed like a pack of chemists with the way that genres get cooked up, blended, stirred and then mixed, to create their own unique style of rock and roll.

The album, “Great Vengeance and Furious Fire,” released on Counter Records in late 2007, generated a great deal of interest with songs like “That Kind of Man,” “Girl,” “Set Me Free,” “Coleen,” and “Dignity,” firmly laying foundations for the house of dirt that they are building at present. There is no other band that sounds as raw as The Sonics while holding soul in a headlock and frequently wrestling rock to the ground with the weight of Mr 808 as tag team partner. Listen, then try and tell Louis different.

You will not experience another band like this ….

So dirty. So much weight. So much energy and laced with a soul that you just don’t hear anymore…
The Heavy have indeed created a monster.

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So, how DO you like them now?

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