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THE HEAVY TO RELEASE ALBUM, ‘SONS,’ MAY 17th

"We The People must come together and show that strength, happiness and a beautiful life are more effective and achievable when we work as one."

British rockers The Heavy are back with the latest addition to their impressive musical catalog. Scheduled to release their latest album Sons worldwide on May 17th, the band comprised of Kelvin Swaby (vocals), Dan Taylor (guitar), Spencer Page (bass guitar) and Chris Ellul (drums) build upon their unique sound that have garnered them fans around the globe. Blending rock, funk and soul in their music, The Heavy create memorable songs with infectious hooks and thought-provoking lyrics as evidenced in the first single “Better As One.”

“Written with the horrific events of Charlottesville in mind, the idea that people, with an ever-changing world are still championing division and racism, is something that could never exist in my bones. And is still wholly unbelievable. We look to our heads of state to nullify, breakdown and discredit these actions if it’s detrimental to a peaceful everyday. If and when they choose not to, then We The People must come together and show that strength, happiness and a beautiful life are more effective and achievable when we work as one,” explains vocalist Kelvin Swaby.

From the opening riff of “Heavy for You” to choral finale of album closer “Burn Bright,” it is clear The Heavy have built upon the sound that launched the band to fame in 2009. “Fire,” “Put The Hurt On Me” and “A Whole Lot of Love” demonstrate the throwback sound while sounding fresh and energized for 2019. Sons is currently available for pre-order at https://theheavy.lnk.to/SonsPR.

The track listing for Sons is

1. Heavy For You

2. The Thief

3. Better As One

4. Fire

5. Fighting For The Same Thing

6. Hurt Interlude

7. Put The Hurt On Me

8. Simple Things

9. A Whole Lot Of Love

10. What Don’t Kill You

11. Burn Bright

The Heavy will be making their way across the ocean in June to bring the music of Sons to North America. A two-week promo tour will have the band playing shows in Brooklyn, NY (June 11th); Vancouver, BC (June 13th); Seattle, WA (June 14th); San Francisco, CA (June 16th); and Los Angeles, CA (June 18th). The North American dates come on the heels of a sold-out run in Europe.

Formed in 2007 in the West Country and with four incredibly successful albums released via hip British indie label Ninja Tune During the band’s career, The Heavy have also not-so-quietly become one of the most sync-worthy bands in the world, with a plethora of tracks appearing in film (Dallas Buyers Club, The Hateful Eight, The Big Short and many others), television (Entourage, True Blood, Suits, Grey’s Anatomy and more), movie trailers, ad’s, video games and even a US presidential elections (Obama). Their most ubiquitous hits being, ‘How You Like Me Now?’ and ‘What Makes A Good Man?’, which were both heard on a multitude of platforms across the world.With the help of this notoriety, the band has built an enviable worldwide fanbase and also performed on shows such as The Late Show with David LettermanThe Daily Show & Conan. They have played major International festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, SXSW, INmusic Festival, Fuji Rock, Hurricane Festival and T In The Park. 

TOUR DATES:

  • June 11th – Brooklyn, NYC – Elsewhere
  • June 13th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
  • June 14th – Seattle, WA – Neumos
  • June 16th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
  • June 19th – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

Michelle is an award-winning professional journalist/managing editor/editor whose career has spanned more than 30 years with many notable national and international publications. She is married to an Episcopal priest who thinks it is awesome what his significant other does for a living.

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