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The Heavy- Short Change Hero

by Unknown // Tuesday, October 13, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


The Heavy


The Heavy release The House That Dirt Built today, October 13th - the follow-up to their riotous debut, Great Vengeance and Furious Fire. Well, the boys have reloaded with a grittier sound that mimics the energy of their notorious live shows, and the result is fire and brimstone like you've never heard.

Noid, England’s band of outlaws have traveled the world since their debut, and if this album is a travelogue, they’ve been down the dusty trails (“Short Change Hero”), jammed with the ghost of Hendrix (“What You Want Me To Do”), and crashed the wedding of Satan himself (“Sixteen”). Yet, for all their menacing howling, even the Big Bad Wolf gets forlorn (“Long Way From Home”), if not a bit starry-eyed (“Stuck”). Throughout, The Heavy lay down music that constantly lives on the edge of hair-on-fire, arms flailing madness, anchored by beats steady as a 10-ton anvil. Blood, sweat, and tears? That’s just the people listenin, dude.

Mixed and produced by Jim Abiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Kasabian) and with Noisettes input on three tracks, The House That Dirt Built is an album that has a vast constellation of influences. The Heavy can party with the best of em. This album proves it.


Listen to The Heavy- Short Change Hero


US Tour Dates

10/21 || The Echo || Los Angeles, CA
10/22 || Martini Ranch || Scottsdale, AZ
10/23 || Casbah || San Diego, CA
10/24 || The Blank Club || San Jose, CA
10/27 || Slim’s || San Francisco, CA
10/28 || Silver Moon Brewing Company || Bend, OR
10/29 || Doug Fir Lounge || Portland, OR
10/30 || The Crocodile || Seattle, WA
11/2 || World Café Live || Philadelphia, PA
11/4 || Club Metronome || Burlington, VA
11/5 || Great Scott || Boston, MA
11/7 || 92Y Tribeca || New York, NY