Heavyball are a self titled “new tone” 4 piece band originally from Nottingham; formed in 2011. They describe their sound as ‘new tone’, a modern interpretation of two tone and ska.
Influences include Viz, Shane Meadows and the story writing traditions of country and western.
Their second album „When Can You Start?“ was released November 1st 2017. It recounts a week in the life of an ordinary office worker. The diary of a nobody who represents everybody. He doesn’t know it, but this week is different. Because this week is his last on earth. Storytelling, humour and everyday observations wrapped up in sharp melodies.
„When Can You Start?“ is a story of the very ordinary told differently. Upbeat, uplifting, a hint of melancholy– this is Heavyball!
Since supporting both the Kaiser Chiefs and The Selecter they have headlined their own shows in Vienna, Nuremberg, Prague and Holland (Haarlem Shuffle). In 2015/6/7 they toured Europe extensively and headed their own shows in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, Netherlands, France, Belgium and the UK.
Every single Heavyball have released has been played on national radio. Heavyball’s recordings have been championed by BBC6 Music DJs Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson, BBC London’s Gary Crowley, BBC Ulster’s late Gerry Anderson, Absolute Radio’s Frank Skinner, BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson and a personal endorsement from Jimmy Somerville for their unique interpretation of the classic 80s hit Smalltown Boy.
on tour: 16 – 25 Jan 2020
available on request all through the year
04/07/2019 D-Steinhagen, Kiefernklause
05/07/2019 D-Zwickau, Störfaktor Festival
06/07/2019 D-Düsseldorf, The Tube
24/01/2020 D-Dresden, Ostpol
Big Face: Vocals, Guitar
Habs: Drums, Vocals
Johnny Iball: Bass, Vocals
Frosty: Lead Guitar
Black Eye Diaries (12" LP/ Digital, 2015)
When Can You Start? (12" LP/ Digital, 2017)
Magnetic North Melodies