Song of the Day: The Heavy – What Makes A Good Man?

One of my favorite acts of SXSW, UK soul-rock outfit The Heavy have been living off their breakout album The House That Dirt Built for three years now and as you might have figured, it’s about time for a follow up. That time is now. Actually it’s today. The Glorious Dead is their third full length album and from what I’ve heard so far, it is going to build on the momentum that this band has gained from their previous release.

The lead single What Makes a Good Man has been out for a few months now. I heard it at their SXSW showcase and it emphasizes some of the strongest qualities of the Heavy – anthemic choruses that makes you want to sing along, a heavy edge that elevates it from being soul music and a whole lot of swagger that you can only understand if you ever see lead vocalist Kelvin Swaby perform live. Did I mention they were fantastic live?

Check out the track, and a tour date near you. I have even kindly listed them here, thanks to my awesome pr email copying and pasting skills.

Aug. 23 – House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Aug. 24 – The Blue Stone, Columbus, OH
Aug. 25 – Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 30 – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Sept. 01 – Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA
Sept. 02 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Sept. 04 – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 05 – The Blank Club, San Jose, CA
Sept. 07 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 08 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sept. 10 – Santa Fe Brewing Co., Santa Fe, NM
Sept. 11 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 13 – Red 7, Austin, TX
Sept. 14 – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
Sept. 17 – Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO
Sept. 18 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
Sept. 19 – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 20 – Double Door, Chicago, IL
Sept. 21 – Magic Stick- Detroit, MI
Sept. 22 – Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI
Sept. 23 – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
Sept. 25 – Le Cabaret du Mile End, Montreal, QC
Sept. 26 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA

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