Spring has sprung – and WXPN has announced The Heavy Heavy as its Artist to Watch for the month of April. The Brighton-based rock band led by lifelong musicians Will Turner and Georgie Fuller, create an unfettered rock-and-roll sound that transcends eras with a hypnotic ease. With a shared ambition of “making records that sound like our favorite records ever,” the band’s debut EP Life and Life Only taps into many of the musical touchstones deeply entrenched in their psyche, including Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac, the Rolling Stones, and the British Invasion pop acts like the Hollies.

Rooted in effusive harmonies and fuzzed-out guitar work, the six-track project brings a transportive power to songs like “Miles and Miles,” “Man of the Hills,” and “Sleeping on Grassy Ground.” With their full-length debut due out next year, the band recently expanded their lineup to five members, allowing for an even more vast and bombastic sound.

The Heavy Heavy at Scholz Garten (SXSW 2023)

In just over a year, The Heavy Heavy have toured relentlessly in the United States and Europe, garnering numerous accolades from both fans and critics. The Guardian called them “one to watch,” and NME listed them as an Essential Emerging Artist for 2023. The band has also made appearances on CBS Saturday Morning, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and their single “Miles & Miles” reached the top 5 of the Billboard AAA and Americana Radio Charts. The band’s EP was released on ATO Records in March 2023, featuring covers of Father John Misty’s “Real Love Baby,” CSNY’s “Guinnevere,” and Jonathan Wilson’s “Desert Raven.”

The band comes to town on April 29 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Philadelphia. More info can be found on the WXPN Concert Calendar.