- Chris Ellul
- Spencer Page
- Kelvin Swaby
- Dan Taylor
The Heavy are an English indie rock band from Noid, England.
The core of the group, guitarist Dan Taylor and vocalist Kelvin Swaby, became friends in 1990 when they bonded over vintage R&B and Jim Jarmusch films. The other members of the band are drummer Chris Ellul, bassist Spencer Page, and keyboardist Hannah Collins
After releasing two singles in the fall of 2007, The Heavy released their first LP Great Vengeance and Furious Fire on 17 September, 2007 in the United Kingdom and 8 April, 2008 in the United States. "That Kind of Man," their first single from the album, was recorded and mixed by Corin Dingley the original drummer/member of The Heavy at Alpha's studio and released on record label Don't Touch Recordings before Ninja Tune heard it and promptly signed them.
On 26 March, 2008, The Heavy were the Artist of the Day in Spin Magazine. The band were also tipped in Rolling Stone's Hot List in May 2008. They played in the 2008 South By Southwest music festival on the 89.3 The Current stage and collected one of the Best Discovery awards in Spin Magazine's Best and Worst of SXSW '08.
They appeared on the 2009 LP, Johnny Cash Remixed, with the remixed version of "Doing My Time".
On October 2, 2009 their second album The House That Dirt Built was released by Ninja Tune.
On January 18, 2010 The Heavy performed the song, "How You Like Me Now?" on the Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman enjoyed the performance so much that he asked them to perform the song a second time over the closing credits of the show.
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