When it comes down to it, who doesn’t have a love for The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin?
It sounds cliché that South Yorkshire’s newest and most exciting export Heavy Suns take influence from those classic bands as well as recent incarnations of the psyche-rock genres but with the dark, thumping new single ‘Hide’ the five-piece are doing things with these roots that are seriously worthy of note.
From the Oasis / Verve-esque atmospheric slide intro the single explodes with a brooding gritty sense of pushing back the past and emerging from the psychedelic kaleidoscope to 2017 with a new swagger, attitude and meaning.
Exciting as much as it is familiar, the single is the result of years of honing the band after originating as a three piece and the current line-up finally coalescing together in 2015. “Being born and raised in a town like Barnsley you always have some sort of awareness of anybody around you that is involved in music and I think that was the case with the five of us. Travis, Tom and Luke all being in different bands at the same time around 2009. Callan later joining Travis’s band and Ross working as a local gig promoter & DJ,” explains lead vocalist and guitarist Travis Glen Eaton.
Having recently sold out shows in Sheffield and Leeds, the buzz around this band is really taking hold locally across Yorkshire and title ‘Hide’ is an oxymoron for the band’s plans with its release. The in your face fuzzy riffs and psych atmospheres swallow whole all exposed to it in a gloriously free floating tsunami of hypersonic sound.