Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Monday, 17 September 2012 11:29

The Heavy 9/17/12

The Heavy 9/17/12 facebook.com/theheavy73
Written by Erin Frank
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: September 17, 2012
  • Artist / Band: The Heavy
  • Hosting Show: Get Up Get Down
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

The Heavy are allegedly from Noid, England, a mythical town that, disappointingly, has nothing to do with Domino's. Instead, "Noid" is a combination of "noise" and "void," but neither of these is an accurate description of the band.

Streaming Audio

Like the Stones, Eric Clapton and other countrymen, the Heavy practices the time-honored British tradition of fetishizing black American funk and Memphis soul, their modern interpretation backed by crunchy guitar and wailing horns, and glossed over with slick Europop production quality. I don't know him, but frontman Swaby likely has one bitchin' collection of Wilson Pickett and James Brown records stashed away in that giant tour bus of theirs.

Their most popular single, "How Do You Like Me Now," is known for scoring the adventures of a sock monkey and Yo Gabba Gabba's Muno in a Kia commercial, but the Heavy is more than just a jingle-ready assemblage of studio musicians. Their most recent release, "The Glorious Dead," is the Heavy's third LP, and a rollicking throwback to the style the band seeks to emulate with scraps of punk, garage and crooning thrown into the mix.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends

February
Sunday
01

Discovery Series

The Discovery Series, a 10-event series spanning February to June, 2015, will not only bring you new music, but also music-focused interactive sessions that take a look at how music plays a role in our society. Each month the...


February
Monday
02

Fringe Third Annual Quick Draw - Artist networking and lottery drawing

This event marks the final step of the selection process for shows in the 2015 St. Lou Fringe Festival … but more importantly, it is a one-of-a-kind inside look at the city’s bravest, most creative performing passion...


February
Friday
06

Leo Kottke

KDHX welcomes Leo Kottke to The Sheldon on Friday, February 6th at 8 PM. Folk guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his innovative 12-string technique, and intimate performance style.


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

2 users and 8590 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook