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The Heavy performs at KEXP.
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November 24, 2009 Packing KEXP's studio with a wall of sound, The Heavy performs four gritty, funk- and soul-infused garage-rockers. Fronted by versatile singer Kelvin Swaby, the British band kept the walls vibrating, even after it left.
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January 14, 2009 The Heavy brings back vintage R&B with rich retro-soul instrumentals and gritty lo-fi sampling. In a session with host David Dye, the band explains how its sound developed, and even previews a new, unreleased song.
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December 4, 2008 Last year, Mark Wheat of The Current proclaimed the album dead. So instead of creating a list of top 10 full-length records, he's documenting the year in music with the perfect 10-song mixtape playlist.
March 15, 2008 Traveling from Noid, a small town in England, The Heavy creates a one-of-a-kind retro-soul sound that's heavy, dirty, and funky. Performing at the corner of 7th and Red River in Austin, Tex., the band plays "That Kind of Man" for a crowd at the South by Southwest Music Festival.
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