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HEAVY - Heavy Newsletter Interview

22 Apr 2015 // An interview by Shade

Heavy is an infectiously energetic rap duo packing lyrical heat. After being together for little more than a year they have already made a huge impact in there home-town of Auckland playing 2015’s Chronophonium, Laneway & Splore Festivals. After a warm reception of their 2014 EP Tasty they are looking at expanding their reach with an debut album titled Lock In. They answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

Who are your role models in the NZ music industry? 

Liam: My biggest role models are the curators of Chronophonium. They’ve achieved something truly beautiful and inspirational with their own special brand of DIY festival.
Reem: I guess it would have to be all my friends who seem to be constantly releasing new and amazing material. It motivates me to put out more music.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Liam: As amazing as it was to play festivals as big as Laneway and Splore I’d have to say my favourite show was with Spring Break last year at Whammy Bar. The room was literally dripping with sweat. It was a big hot sticky mess and I loved every second of it.
Reem: Recently we supported Jurassic 5 which has been a dream since I was young. It was all too surreal, especially meeting them afterwards. They were chill as fuck.

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

Liam: Momentary Decline by Caroles and Bruce Farm by Greenfog are probably my favourite of the year.
Reem: Nikolai has produced and recorded some amazing work recently. I’m holding out for the album, it’s gonna be dope. I love the latest releases from Caroles and Greenfog too.

What can we expect to see from Heavy over the next year?

Liam: The next few months will be a number of firsts for us. Our first tour, album, physical release, t-shirts and stickers. Hopefully our album will give us some traction/funds to tour the South Island later in the year and let us release it on vinyl.

Tell us about Heavy’s next release.

Liam: The debut album is titled Lock In and in true Heavy nature is short and sweet. Despite it’s length it’s something I’m really proud of. The majority of the album is made up of melodies created by chopping up our own voices which really makes its sound our own.
Reem: Our album has more variety than what people are probably used to with our old music. I wouldn’t say it’s massively ‘deep’, but it has more range, for us anyway. This album has definitely been an experiment, from tone to beats to meaning. I dunno, just listen to it.

 

About HEAVY

HEAVY is an infectiously energetic rap duo packing lyrical heat. After being together for little more than a year they have already made a huge impact in there home-town of Auckland playing 2015’s Chronophonium, Laneway & Splore Festivals. After a warm reception of their 2014 EP ‘Tasty’ they are looking at expanding their reach with an debut album titled ‘Lock In'.




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Releases

Lock In
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Tasty
Year: 2014
Type: Album

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