The Heavy to rock Istanbul audience
British indie rock ban The Heavy is giving a concert Jan. 28 at club garajistanbul. The concert starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are available at Biletix booths and the club’s main booth.
The band plays a mix of guitar-heavy neo soul and rock using crunchy guitar, funky horns, and Curtis Mayfield-like vocals.
Their songs incorporate many different styles; for example, “Sixteen” samples the horn line from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s “I Put a Spell on You”. “How Do You Like Me Now” samples the song “Let a Woman Be a Woman” by Dyke & the Blazers. “Oh No! Not You Again” emulates garage rock; and “Girl” is a combination of spoken word and rap. The band was formed by guitarist Dan Taylor and vocalist Kelvin Swaby in 1998. They claim to be from Noid, England, allegedly a small hamlet near Bath.
However, no such place appears to exist. The band was asked to record a cover of the song “And When I Die” for the fourth season finale of “True Blood.” It also appeared on the third “True Blood” soundtrack.