Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Liverpool six-piece The Heavy North are preparing for their long-awaited UK tour this September following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Electric Soul Machine.’
The 10-track album featured garage rock that was blurred in perfectly with blues to curate a collection of finely tuned singles that rolled effortlessly into one outstanding creation. And upon its release on Record Store Day in April, it has been well received by fans, followers, and the British music press.
Tallying coverage from the likes of Classic Rock Magazine, BBC Introducing, and Radio X, The Heavy North have quickly established themselves as a contender for the best upcoming band of its genre in the last six months. They have also gained new followers through their recent #TimsTwitterListeningParty with Tim Burgess.
Made up of Kenny Stuart, Jose Ibanez, Andrew Horrocks, Jack Birch, Ste Penn, and Mark Rice, the Liverpool-based garage/blues rock band bring a smattering of sounds together that will go down a treat on the live scene.
So far in 2022, the band have played a sold-out BBC Introducing show at the legendary Crown Club in Liverpool, which has been followed up by UK shows and support slots with Cut Glass Kings, Cast, The Boo Radleys, and more recently The Zutons and Red Rum Club at the sold-out Liverpool International Music Festival closing party.
The Heavy North kick off their September tour with their debut Scottish shows in Edinburgh (15th) and Glasgow (16th) before visiting Newcastle (17th), Hull (19th), Birmingham (20th), Newport (21st) and London's legendary Dublin Castle in Camden (23rd).
The band conclude their UK tour with their biggest hometown headline show to date at the Arts Club Theatre Liverpool (24th) where they'll be performing Electric Soul Machine in full as a 12-piece band featuring the Northern String Quartet.
“We played a handful of UK shows back in February supporting our mates Cut Glass Kings, but we can’t wait to hit the road for our own headline tour this September” said The Heavy North frontman Kenny Stuart.
“We’re especially looking forward to playing Scotland for the first time, as well as our big hometown show in Liverpool at the end of the tour where we’ll be playing Electric Soul Machine in full with some guests”.
Tickets for The Heavy North’s UK tour dates are on sale now. Visit www.theheavynorth.com for more information and ticket links.
The Heavy North play:
Thursday 15th September Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
Friday 16th September The 13th Note, Glasgow
Saturday 17th September The Head Of Steam, Newcastle
Monday 19th September O’Rileys, Hull
Tuesday 20th September The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Wednesday 21st September Le Pub, Newport
Friday 23rd September The Dublin Castle, London
Saturday 24th September Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool