The Heavy Heavy | photo by Ellen Miller
The Heavy Heavy shakes NON-COMM with a dazzling psychedelic groove
The XPN Artist to Watch had the World Cafe Live Lounge packed during a short, punchy set.
- All My Dreams
- Go Down River
- Miles And Miles
Emerging UK artists The Heavy Heavy know how to cast a vibe: white roses braided around their microphone stands, a red velour cloth draping their keyboard, two or three tambourines scattered around the stage. All these elements created the atmosphere, but the heart and soul of this band are Will Turner and Georgie Fuller – two dueling voices, intertwined in soaring harmonies, riding the waves of their bandmates vintage acid rock aesthetic. It’s a little bit Mamas and the Papas, a little bit Jefferson Airplane, a little bit Doors. And it had the World Cafe Live Lounge packed during a short, punchy set.
The Heavy Heavy were named an XPN Artist to Watch for the month of April, and this set was Exhibit A for their appeal. Showcasing four songs from their 2022 debut Life and Life Only, we heard them stretch out over a seven-minute spacey expanse (“All My Dreams”), shake to a rollicking funky backbeat where Fuller’s powerful pipes positively soared (“Moth”), and take it slow and easy breezy (“Go Down River”). As their alloted NON-COMM set time reached its limit, they called an audible and launched right into their XPN hit “Miles and Miles,” which had the crowd grooving with delight.
The Heavy Heavy’s U.S. run wraps with this NON-COMM performance, and they’re heading back to the UK for a run of dates for the rest of the month. They’ll be back in the area on July 5th for the Rocking The Docks festival in Lewes, Delaware; full tour dates and details can be found at their website.