The Heavy – UK Funksoulbrothers. Check it Out Now. Etc.

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Pretending to hail from a tiny (non-existent) town in South West England called “Noid” (No. I.D. – geddit?), The Heavy have a heavy following, even though you’ve probably never heard of ’em.

So, introducing…. THE HEAVY, yo. Word.

They’re P-Funk/James Brown/Junior Murvin/Fishbone-y indie rock. The kind of funkrock soup that is the appetizer before the moving feet, lit spliffs and waving hands main course.

They opened for Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and held their own. SXSWers raved about them. SPIN loves them. Kid Koala could not stop talking about them at a recent Vancouver show, during his own set. Which made sense – they actually blew him out of the water on June 29t at the Commodore Ballroom.

Not to mention the fact that the ever-reliable Wiki tells a tale of Letterman asking them to perform their song TWICE on his show, the first time ever Dave did so with a band. People just kinda wanna jump about and lose their shit with them. And whenever the new singer Kelvin Swaby jumps or sweats anywhere near you? Awww, yeah, you just wanna smile with the Heavy. (Though it’d be nice guitarist Dan Taylor did – he looked a right old misery in Van).

Put them on last on in a set, they are a hard act to follow.

Have a listen to The Heavy. Their new album is called The House That Dirt Built.

The Heavy, photo

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