What Heavy Rapids do so well is convey their own experiences and social concerns through smart and subtle lyrics delivered with sincerity and punk riffs.
Following Heavy Rapids debut Summer Sessions performance supporting The Courteeners, Tennement TV had this to say…
Heavy Rapids will be live in-store at Assai Records Edinburgh, Rough Trade Bristol and Rough Trade Nottingham, celebrating the release of their debut 'Cash in Hands EP', released 19th July.
Saturday 20th July | 2:00PM | Assai Records Edinburgh, Grindlay St, EH3 9AT.
Saturday 27th July | Doors: 6:00PM | Rough Trade Bristol, New Bridewell, Nelson St, BS1 2QD.
Monday 29th July| Doors: 6:30PM | Rough Trade Nottingham, Broad St, NG1 3AJ.
Entry to all events is free and Rough Trade are offering pre-order tickets which guarantee you a vinyl on the day.
Rough Trade Bristol Pre-Order: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/events/rough-trade-bristol-heavy-rapids
Rough Trade Nottingham Pre-Order: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/events/rough-trade-nottingham-heavy-rapids
The EP will now receive a limited vinyl pressing of 500 courtesy of Record Store Day and Sound Performance and their RSDUnsigned Competition, which Heavy Rapids won. They were chosen by a panel of industry insiders comprised of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, Dirty Hit boss Jamie Oborne, Resident owner Natasha Youngs and Sound Performance MD Chris Marksberry. The vinyl version of ‘Cash In Hand’ will be released on 19 July and will be available in independent record shops across the UK.
Glasgow indie-punk band Heavy Rapids today self-release their debut EP ‘Cash In Hand’. It’s a flurry of riffs and impassioned proclamations on everyday routines and situations, as well as social predicaments particular to their hometown, and the UK in general.
The previously-unreleased ‘Hurricane E’ is about escaping your week day problems at the weekend with the people you love. The collection also includes the rip-roaring ‘Infected Nightmares (Frankenstein)’, which has seen significant support from BBC Radio 1, including love as Tune of The Week on The Indie Show, and the bracing ‘Going Down’. Latest single ‘Paisley Pattern’ is about the vicious cycle of violence and crime in the town the band have grown up in. As guitarist Jamie Crawford says, “it’s a working class town with a lot of great history but in the last 40 years it has seen its decline into a notorious crime hot spot. Over the years it's had the highest murder rate in the country and although the town doesn't look to be getting any better, it's home to most of the best people I've met in my life.”