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Brand New Heavies

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The Brand New Heavies: The Brand New Heavies

Review by Paolo Hewitt, Select, July 1990

THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES, after an early association with fellow rare groove outfit Diana Brown And The Brothers, came together in the late 70s. They ...

Brand New Heavies: May The Funk Be With You

Profile and Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, April 1992

The Brand New Heavies have moved into the forefront of a new musical uprising: clubs, bands and vintage denim. The revolution is here – and ...

Bomb The Bass, Brand New Heavies: Waterfront, Norwich

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 16 May 1992

THE FIRST live appearance by Bomb The Bass since the Gulf War temporarily rendered theirs the least diplomatic and commercially astute moniker extant is delayed ...

Girls on Song

Report and Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Mixmag, June 1992

"IT'S JUST tinkly pianos and wailing slags," was how 808 State once summed up the contribution of female vocalists to house music. If it wasn't ...

The Brand New Heavies: Rapper's Delight

Interview by Push, Melody Maker, 15 August 1992

THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES' new LP is a veritable cornucopia of rap talent. PUSH gets the word on the band that all the other bands ...

The Brand New Heavies: Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 1 (Acid Jazz)

Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 5 September 1992

YES! WHAT a brilliant simple, obvious idea! Why, you Have to wonder, has nobody thought of it before. Well, somebody did; a crew name of ...

The Brand New Heavies: Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 1 (Delicious Vinyl/Atlantic)

Review by Jon Young, Musician, October 1992

ENGLAND'S BRAND New Heavies may be an ordinary soul-funk combo, but that hasn't stopped enterprising A&R types from gettin' busy. For their debut album, somebody ...

Brand New Heavies: Town & Country Club, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 9 January 1993

MY MOTHER warned me about getting into cars with strangers. Perhaps she should have also told me about the dangers of accepting voyages into strange ...

Brand New Heavies: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 16 January 1993

THE STAGE is awash with reflected light from a dozen mirrorballs and the back wall is bedecked in enough gold lame to keep Moz in ...


Interview by Frank Broughton, Mixmag, May 1993

LAYERS OF sophisticated jazz are slinking their way through your speakers. Smokey strains of Blue Note beats collide with the mastery of John Coltrane, Donald ...

Galliano: Sandals Messiahs

Report and Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 28 May 1994

Five years ago GALLIANO was just a sticky Mediterranean drink. Now they're a band on the verge of major success, spearheading the movement that's the ...

Brand New Heavies: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Andrew Smith, The Guardian, 23 June 1994

WHEN BRAND New Heavies lumbered on to the scene in 1988, few would have rated their chances of surviving into 1994, let alone of becoming ...

Brand New Heavies: Mississippi Earning

Report and Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 15 October 1994

Audiences across the Atlantic have taken to THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES like their long lost brother/sister, seduced by the glamour of these sharp-dressed poppy funksters. ...

see also N'Dea Davenport


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