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The Heavy in Studio on World Cafe 1/14/09

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The Heavy: Gritty Soul Out Of England

The Heavy: Gritty Soul Out Of England

The Heavy in Studio on World Cafe 1/14/09

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Set List

  • "Set Me Free"
  • "Coleen"
  • "That Kind of Man"
  • "Sweet 16"

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Rising out of Bath, England, The Heavy was formed over a casual jam session, when guitarist Dan Taylor laid down some acoustic riffs over hip-hop instrumentals and vocalist Kelvin Swaby's raspy croon.

On its debut album, Great Vengeance and Furious Fire, 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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