2009’s “How Do You Like Me Now?,” thanks to love from films, video games, and more, has become the world’s entry point into The Heavy’s, but anyone who’s been following the English band understands that it is the blazing live shows that really define the 4-piece outfit. Hurt & The Merciless was self produced with the goal of capturing the “powerful blasts” of The Heavy’s performances, and the intention is fully met from the single “Since You Been Gone” to some of the other standouts like “What Happened To The Love?,” “Miss California,” and “Nobody’s Hero.” The sound stays true to the Bath group’s unmistakeable brand of blues/soul/funk-efied rock-and-roll, Hurt… is a fresh reminder of the The Heavy’s signature aesthetic. Released by Bad Son Recording Company on indie-exclusive 180g vinyl, includes downloads and bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks “Panice Attack!” and “WFT.”
- indie-exclusive 180g vinyl pressing
- bonus 7"
- digital download included
- music label: Bad Son Recording Company 2016
reviewed by buffalo fingers 04/2016