Letterman show success

English swamp blues outlaws The Heavy are preparing to return to Europe for a full length tour.

The origins of The Heavy lie in a conversation almost twenty years ago. Bonding over Jim Jarmusch films and R&B tracks Dan Taylor and Kelvin Swaby became almost instant friends, making music together for fun.

Later attracting a series of like-minded individuals, The Heavy released their debut album 'Great Vengeance And Furious Fire' in 2007. The band's blend of blues, soul, funk, hip hop and more made them unclassifiable, but funky as hell.

Attracting the attention of larger labels The Heavy signed to well regarded house of dance Ninja Tunes. Given a larger budget for their second album the English group returned with a hugely ambitious record.

'The House That Dirt Built' was an overwhelming artistic success, keeping the grit in their music but expanding on the framework of their acclaimed debut. The Heavy broke through to the mainstream, with Jonathan Ross throwing his weight behind the band.

Since then, The Heavy have toured the world with their single 'How You Like Me Now?' being used to soundtrack this season's Champions League.

Travelling to the United States for a series of tour dates The Heavy were invited onto the Letterman show. Broadcast last night (January 18th) the band were on ferocious form, joined by Mark Ronson's horn ensemble of choice The Dap Kings.

Returning to the UK, The Heavy have confirmed the following series of tour dates:

15 London Barfly
16 Birmingham The Rainbow
17 Bristol Thekla
18 Cardiff The Barfly
19 Glasgow Captain's Rest
20 Carlisle The Brickyard
21 Leeds The Hifi Club
23 Manchester The Ruby Lounge
24 Nottingham Bodega
25 Brighton Freebutt
26 Canterbury The Farmhouse
27 Bracknell South Hill Park

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