Liverpool’s finest exponents of a garage-bluesy racket, The Heavy North, have unveiled their latest single release, Darkness In Your Eyes.
Following on from their debut EP, Dive Bar Blues, which was released last December, this marks their first new material since Bring Me Love in September 2020, and is the band’s catchiest work to date, a floor shaking stomper.
It was recorded and mixed by the band’s guitarist/producer Jose Ibanez at 3rd Planet Recording Studios in Liverpool and is now available on digital download and from all the usual streaming platforms as of now.
It is the first track from their as-yet-untitled debut album, which is slated for release before the end of 2021.
“We’ve been working on new recordings for a few months now and we thought that this one had to be a single.” said frontman Kenny Stuart.
“It’s about seeing desperation in someone and trusting your instincts when you know someone isn’t being themselves, or something isn’t right and they’re trying to hide it.”
“The lyrics touch on the themes of loneliness and it’s about people craving intimacy and affection, often in the wrong places and from the wrong people.”
“With no signs of live music returning to “normal”, we thought it was the right time to release our new single whilst working on our debut album.
And despite playing no live shows since March last year, The Heavy North have made the most of the past year by receiving airplay on the likes of BBC Introducing and 6 Music, as well as performing a session for Janice Long’s BBC Radio Wales show.
They also played a live stream show from the iconic M and S Bank Arena on Liverpool’s waterfront last August as part of the Liverpool Digital Music Festival (which is available to watch on YouTube).
The Heavy North have also announced their latest headline gig, taking place at Jimmy’s Liverpool on November 5.
However, this is already a sell-out, so if you haven’t got tickets then keep your eyes peeled for the inevitable future gig and festival slot announcements.