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.”