The Heavy have premiered their new single Turn Up. This is a storming new track taken from their forthcoming album, Hurt & The Merciless, out on April 1st on Counter Records. As a taster for the new album Turn Up is perfect, with live horn and string sections adding flesh to its righteous rock'n'blues bones. The Bath quartet performed the track earlier this week on French TV show Le Petit Journal. Such a funky tune guys!!

Hurt & The Merciless marks a musical culmination for The Heavy, a mesmeric blend of their trademark rock'n'roll classicism and funk and soul grooves with added sonic experimentation. Everything the band - Kelvin Swaby (vocals), Dan Taylor (guitar), Spencer Page (bass), and Chris Ellul (drums) - have achieved over the past decade feels like it has been leading to this point. They've mixed the lightning bolts of their live show with a batch of their strongest songs yet. 'Hurt & The Merciless' is the sound of a thrilling rock'n'roll band fighting back.
The Heavy's distinctive, genre-blending sound, described by Q as fusing "Prince, The Rolling Stones and 60's Garage" (Q), has brought the band considerable international success.

Following their sold-out warm-up gig at London's Moth Club last week, the acclaimed Bath quartet will embark on a major US, UK & European headline tours next month, plus shows at SXSW and Coachella Festivals. Their next London show is at Heaven on May 17.

March 6 Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival - Okeechobee, FL
March 8 National Sawdust - NY, NY (SOLD OUT)
March 15/20 SXSW - Austin, TX
April 17 Coachella Festival - Indio, CA
April 20 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
April 22 The Glasshouse (support for The Arcs) - Pomona, CA
April 24 Coachella Festival - Indio, CA
April 25 Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
April 26 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
April 27 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
April 29 Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
May 1 Neumos - Seattle, WA
May 2 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
May 12 Academy 2 - Birmingham
May 13 Academy 2 - Manchester
May 14 University - Newcastle
May 15 Oran Mor - Glasgow
May 17 Heaven - London
May 18 O2 Academy - Bristol
May 20 Triz Club - Antwerp, Belgium
May 21 Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 22 Luxor - Cologne, Germany
May 23 Columbia Theater - Berlin, Germany
May 25 Mascotte - Zurich, Switzerland
May 26 Trabendo - Paris, France
June 18 Batchkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
June 19 Futurum - Prague, Czech Republic
June 21 INMusic Festival - Croatia
June 22 A38 - Budapest, Hungary
June 23 Flex - Vienna, Austria
June 25 Southside Festival - Germany
June 26 Hurricane Festival - Germany