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The Glorious Dead

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Renegade soul-rockers The Heavy are happy to announce the release of their new album, The Glorious Dead, their third full-length LP, and the follow-up to their acclaimed sophomore record The House That Dirt Built (2009). Self-produced and with their unique, raw eclecticism fully intact, it’s their most fully-realised record yet, mixing together soul, hip hop, rock, blues and funk into glorious, raucous party music that is equally full of heart.

The first single is the soaring “What Makes A Good Man?” which was recently snatched up by Miller Beer for a North American ad campaign. The track follows in the footsteps of the band’s recent hit “How You Like Me Now?,” which achieved gold status, selling half a million copies, helping the album achieve 150,000 sales. The song appeared everywhere from Entourage to The Fighter and saw David Letterman asking for an unprecedented encore of it. All of which has helped usher in much success stateside. Among the other highlights on The Glorious Dead include the horror film atmospherics of “Can’t Play Dead” to the laid back sincerity of “Curse Me Good,” the funked up hip hop rhythm of “Big Bad Wolf” and the epic, heavy-hitting gospel rock ‘n’ roll of “Same ‘Ol.” Throughout, vocalist Swaby’s voice soars, packed with yearning and pure soul.

“It’s our third record, which is when you’re judged if you’re here to stay, or sliding off the face of the earth. We want to stick around, so we took our balls out and went for it.” “I love what we’ve done,” says Swaby. “We got our deadpan heartbreak down. This record suggests how we continue to walk among the dead – now just in a few more places, and with more of a swagger.”

The Glorious Dead proves The Heavy’s most ambitious effort yet combining Frankensteining swampy voodoo and b-movie zombies with garage rock and Gospel-soaked soul, it’s unlike anything you’ll hear this year.

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released July 20, 2014

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The Heavy London, UK

The Heavy are a true original - a four piece band from Western England who make the sort of riff-ridden, funk-laden, soulful rock n'roll that truly blows the mind - Heavy by name, heavy by nature. Since releasing their debut album in 2008, they've gone on to reach gold status in the USA with their hit single 'How You Like Me Now?'. ... more

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