Coming a week before their prestigious SXSW slot – HEAVY SALAD – release playful new single: “Joggers From Mossley To Malibu Beach”.
Heady and frolicking — and embracing the notion that life’s challenges are nothing but positive opportunities — “Joggers From Mossley To Malibu Beach” is a jovial new cut that comes just a week before Heavy Salad touchdown in Austin, Texas for an official showcase slot at SXSW.
Packed with playful rhythms, carefree “sha la la”’s and a whimsical, vintage tinge, the track was produced and mixed by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) and is plucked from the band’s forthcoming second record, ‘Long Wave,’ set for release later this year.
Brought to life when guitarist Rob Glennie noticed hoards of people out jogging as a way of coping with the initial COVID lockdown in his hometown of Mossley, frontman Lee Mann explains of the track:
And, for all its sunny melodies and Californian surfer-town twinges, the track includes several nods to the band’s hometown roots in the North of England. Name-dropping everywhere from Mossley and Malibu to Tameside and the Pacific Coast Highway, Heavy Salad manage to traverse geographical borders just as neatly as they do genres.
Merging 60s-inspired backing vocals with slacker-rock riffs that Pavement would be proud of, “Joggers…” uses its cheery sonic stylings to embrace a serendipitous and happy-go-lucky approach to the limitless possibilities that come with our seemingly mundane lives.
HEAVY SALAD – LIVE DATES
Thursday 24th March – The Salty Dog Northwich*
Friday 25th March – Night and Day Cafe Manchester*
Saturday 26th March – The Adelphi Hull
Thursday 7th April – The Ferret Preston
Friday 8th April – Bootleg Social Blackpool*
Saturday 9th April – The Kanteena Lancaster*
Friday 15th April – Carnival Brewing Liverpool
Saturday 23rd April – The Pipers Hastings
Saturday 30th April – The Lanes Bristol
Sunday 15th May – Chameleon Cafe Bar Nottingham
Sunday 22nd May – Alexander’s Live Chester
Saturday 3rd September – Pysch Fest, Manchester
*w/support from Silent K
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