What is the bands name?
What are your names?
Lee, Allan, Rob, Ally, Esther, Oscar, Lucy.
How did you come up with the bands name?
Just made it up
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Rob and Allan called Lee and asked him to jam and they wrote a lounge funk track called ‘New Years Eve in Kazakhstan’ which we still haven’t recorded. We then accidentally wrote and recorded our first album with our friends which meant we were now a seven piece. We gigged a bit and had a great time. Then lock down happened and we accidentally wrote and recorded our second album. We went on tour with our mates PINS and then went to rock out in Texas and then came back and rocked some shows with our mates SILENT-K. Now we are organising more shows and preparing to release our second LP.
What made you go into music?
We just love to rock!
Who are your influences?
The Beatles, Beach Boys, Blur, Black Sabbath, Pavement, Devo, Gary Numan, Grateful Dead, Super Furry Animals, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA, Funkadelic, QOTSA and many others! ANYTHING that’s got great melodies and anything that’s weird and noisy but sometimes also quiet.
Are you a signed?
You released your new single ‘Wrong Window’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song.
It’s about digital miscommunication and the perils of WhatsApp.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing and recording process like?
It was fun! The song started as a demo recorded in Lee’s attic recording studio in Stockport and then Street produced the single in his studio The Bunker in West London which is part of Damon Albarn’s Studio13 complex. Gorillaz were in recording at the same time which was exciting! How mad is that?
Who did you work with on the single?
We tracked the single in Manchester at Oxygene Studios with Christophe Bride and then recorded everything else in London with Stephen Street.
Will we see a music video for ‘Wrong Window and if so what can we expect from the creative process?
There is already a video! We filmed all our video parts separately and the story is all about how Dave Grohl is trying to poach each member of Heavy Salad except for Lee.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
There are more singles on the way and next spring we are releasing an expansive 18 track LP, which isn’t as self indulgent as it sounds.
What else can we expect in 2022?
Christmas Party with our mates Salad at The Eagle Inn Salford Friday 9th Dec
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Now? All over the place. 5 years? All over the place.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Ticket, phone, mushrooms, a small plastic Dinosaur of your own choosing, pocket Flux Capacitor.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yeah we’re all over it, just search for heavysaladsounds