Heavy Rapids

live + signing (free entry)

Monday, 29th July 2019

Rough Trade Nottingham

Doors 6:30pm
On-stage 7:30pm
Signing after show

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Heavy Rapids will be live in-store at Rough NOTTINGHAM, celebrating the release of their debut 'Cash in Hands EP', released 19th July.

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This event is FREE ENTRY, with the option to pre-order an EP / ticket, and we will have your guaranteed EP ready and waiting to collect on the day of this in-store.

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6.30pm | Doors + EP pre-order collection

7.30pm | Live On-stage

8.15pm | signing

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Heavy Rapids have seen a steady progression into the UK music scene spotlight since their inception in 2017. Festival appearances at this year's Camden Rocks, Y Not, Live at Leeds and The Great Escape on the Creative Scotland showcasing stage have garnered the attention of press with the likes of Upset Magazine and Dork running features on the band. In the past, Heavy Rapids have supported Cabbage (multiple dates), Starcrawler, Strange Bones and Bloody Knees to name a few. Press say the bands live shows are "Feisty, loud and exuberant" - Little Indie Blogs and NME took the time to point them out amongst other up and comers from the Glasgow scene "Heavy Rapids' modus operandi: unruly, boisterous, invigorating" - NME. Heavy Rapids have also announced their first ever headline jaunt - a 4 date tour of their homeland, hitting up Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.

The Glaswegian Indie-punk band consisting of Antony, Dillon, Jamie and Johnny, were handpicked as winners by BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, Dirty Hit’s Jamie Oborne, Resident Music’s Natasha Youngs and Sound Performance MD Chris Marksberry.

The competition, which sought out to find the best of the UK’s unsigned talent and offer a prize of their music pressed onto 500 vinyl records, had hundreds of entrants from across the UK in the run up to Record Store Day 2019.

The Heavy Rapid’s winning record will be available to buy in indie record shops around the UK and via the band’s website courtesy of Proper Music Group.

Heavy Rapids debut EP 'Cash In Hand' is a flurry of riffs and impassioned proclamations on everyday routines and situations, as well as social predicaments particular to their hometown, and the UK in general. The EP's title is a proclamation in itself about the dying out days of brown envelopes with a days cash for a days work. Now the government needs to see your income down to the penny just so they can make sure you pay your fair share, we can be sure they are paying theirs, can't we? All tracks have seen significant support from radio including Amazing Radio, Radio X and BBC Radio 1's love as Tune Of The Week on Jack Saunders Indie Show.

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The winners of 2019’s RSD Unsigned competition, Heavy Rapids, will release their debut EP ‘Cash in Hand’ on Friday 19th July. The Glaswegian indie-punk band consisting of Antony, Dillon, Jamie and Johnny, were handpicked as winners by BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, Dirty Hit’s Jamie Oborne, Resident Music’s Natasha Youngs and Sound Performance MD Chris Marksberry.

The competition, which sought out to find the best of the UK’s unsigned talent and offer a prize of their music pressed onto 500 vinyl records, had hundreds of entrants from across the UK in the run up to Record Store Day 2019.

The Heavy Rapid’s winning record will be available to buy in indie record shops around the UK and via the band’s website courtesy of Proper Music Group. Natasha Youngs, owner of the independent record shop Resident Music in Brighton said:

“I love their energy, the delivery, the video – these guys definitely sound like they are the real deal. I can see them all over festival stages very soon”

Phil Taggart also added:

“It’s pure garage rock and it’s done well’ On winning the competition, Heavy Rapid’s member Dillon told us “It’s a real buzz! We feel so privileged to have this opportunity and are excited to have our music pressed onto the old faithful of music formats. We applied last year and made it through to the final but to win this year, perfectly coinciding around the release of our EP, is perfect. Everything happens for a reason we guess. Total fate. We are big fans of bands like IDLES, Shame, Fontaine’s DC, The Blinders, The Orielles, Fidlar & Viagra Boys and aspire to play with at some point.”

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