The Heavy North announce new single Darkness In Your Eyes, out today and reveal debut album plans.
Liverpool five-piece The Heavy North have unveiled their latest single Darkness In Your Eyes, out today in ll the usual places.
This is the first taster of the band’s debut album expected later this year.
Following the release of the band’s debut 12” vinyl EP Dive Bar Blues back in December, The Heavy North’s new single marks the first original release from the band since Bring Me Love in September 2020.
Darkness In Your Eyes was recorded and mixed by the band’s guitarist/producer Jose Ibanez at 3rd Planet Recording Studio in Liverpool during the most recent national lockdown and mastered by Martin Kuchta at Rough Grain Mastering.
“The Dive Bar Blues EP is the perfect ‘story so far’ for the band since we started, and includes our two singles from last year – Lying To Yourself (May 2020) and Bring Me Love (September 2020) – but we’ve been working on new recordings for a few months now and we thought this one had to be a single” said frontman Kenny Stuart.
“Darkness In Your Eyes is about recognising 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 themes of loneliness and it’s about people craving intimacy and affection, often in the wrong places and from the wrong people”.
Despite playing no live shows for 12 months since supporting psych rockers Temples and Birmingham duo Cut Glass Kings in March 2020, The Heavy North have made the most of the past year by picking up airplay on BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing and performing a live lockdown session with Janice Long on BBC Radio Wales.
The band also played a live stream show from the Liverpool M&S Bank Arena in August for Liverpool Digital Music Festival (available on YouTube) and ended the year with the self-release of their 4-track Dive Bar Blues EP on limited edition 12” vinyl.
“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” said Kenny.
“We’re really grateful for the support during the pandemic, especially from the online community which has been amazing – so thanks to everyone who’s been sharing our music and ordering our debut vinyl EP, and we hope you like the new single”.