Liverpool band The Heavy North released their latest single back on the 30th June and although we’ve just got round to listening, the electric indie-rockers more than make up for lost time.
After last year’s debut album ‘Electric Soul Machine’, The Heavy North continue to encompass an exciting brand of blues rock that sets the body in motion with soaring guitars, harmonica and pulsating rhythm. In their songs, it’s easy to find hints of potential influence from the likes of Kings of Leon or maybe even The Black Keys in a slick, shimmering sound. This new one is the second track from the upcoming second album from the band, ‘Delta Shakedown’. This edition comes out in October this year, but for the moment, this taster holds the space down well.
Discussing the meaning behind the newest single, frontman Kenny Stuart, a man who exudes a strutting self confidence in his vocals, said:
“It’s a song about being complacent with day-to-day routines whilst longing for a wilder, more carefree time”. Round Again is also a response to our last single ‘Where Are You Now?’ which was about wondering what people from our past are up to now, but with this time we’re reflecting on our own circumstances and situations”.
Not only did the new track add to a steadily broadening arsenal, it rang in a new era for the group – as they played their first ever overseas shows. On the same day as release, the band played Ocean Village in Gibraltar, and then Estepona in Spain on the 1st of July. Now they’re back on home soil and are getting set to appear at Kendal Calling on the 29th.
Earlier this year, the band also announced their biggest headline show to date at Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace on Friday 1st December 2023. The huge hometown show follows The Heavy North’s sold out 500-capacity Arts Club show last year where the band performed their debut album Electric Soul Machine from start to finish, accompanied by a 12-piece band featuring a string quartet, a brass section and backing vocalists.
Delta Shakedown is available to pre-order now on 12” gatefold vinyl (blue or red colour disc) exclusively from Wax and Beans Records in Bury.