Swedish roots-rock band Heavy Feather brings a retro feel with blues influences to the rock scene. Their first album, Débris & Rubble, was released in 2019 and they’re already back with their next release “Mountain of Sugar” planned for this Spring.
Two singles are already available – Bright In My Mind came out last Autumn, and now Mountain of Sugar is also released
Their upcoming sophomore album “Mountain of Sugar” is to be released by The Sign Records on April 9 2021 on vinyl, CD and digital format. It will have heavier 60’s and 70’s rock influences, and amazing blues vocals at the chore of the release.
There is no lack of new upcoming bands doing the retro-rock type of music today, but what many of them forget is to bring their own updated spirit into it. Heavy Feather is the band that can create the perfect mix of old and new and still produce something innovative and different with their music.
Heavy Feather is based in Stockholm and all four members come from a background of touring together with bands such as Siena Root, Stace Collins, and Diamond dogs. Singer Lisa Lystam has previously made her name well-known within the Swedish blues- and roots-scene, gaining recognition with her Lisa Lystam Family Band. Forget those lyrics about Satan and darkness – Heavy Feather put their own experiences into their songwriting and keep it organic and true, just like the 60´s super groups did.
Matte, Lisa, Ola & Morgan all started with the same love for the British group Free and the goal to create their own version of it; mixing that bluesy rock with high volume, improvisations, and busy drums and basses. They did their first jam together in 2017 and after that, there was no return.
2020 started off with the band going into the No Regrets Fonogram Studio in Stockholm to record a debut album filled with soul and creativity. Still with musical roots in the ’60s, the result was a rock album with a modern twist that undoubtedly fills a void on the rock scene today. Just like their first album, this one was also recorded together with the producer Erik “Errka” Petersson. With some help from Pink Floyd’s former mixer table, he gave the songs completely new dimensions. In addition, the band had the honor to work with Magnus Lindberg, who has previously mastered bands such as Lucifer and Imperial State Electric.
“Mountain of Sugar” consists of 11 roots-rock tracks oozing with a 70’s sound and feel, filled with attitude and raw vocals from blues singer Lisa Lystam. Catchy hooks and roaring guitar riffs are based on influences from the greats of the 60s and 70s, drawing inspiration from bands such as Free, Cream, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band then adds their own unique touch to the tracks, creating a unique and intricate sound that few can deny.
When Heavy Feather’s first album “Débris & Rubble” (2019) was released, it became praised by both press and audience; taking the band out to tour Europe. Now it ́s time for their second album, “Mountain of sugar”; an even rawer, heavier, and harder release than the previous one, still with the root rock and psychedelic touch at the very core.
What the press have said:
“Heavy Feather may sound outdated but make no mistake, they aren’t the past, they are the future. – MetalAddicts, UK
“Yeah, this might be the heavy rock album of the year.” Two Guys Metal Reviews
“A Woodstock transcendental experience, like that beloved vintage record that you love to hear at any time, without ever getting bored” – Denim And Leather
“For a first album, this is a thing of rare, soulful and composed beauty, you can tell they loved creating it” – Velvet Thunder