Indie rock quintet Heavy Weather deliver smashing new single ‘Irish Goodbye’

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Born in Livingstone, Scotland, Heavy Weather have quickly become an impressive creative force in their local scene, carving out a brilliant indie rock sound that will have you totally enraptured. While the band first formed in early 2023, they’ve already won a number of accolades, including securing gigs at famous Scottish venues like Sneaky Pete’s and Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. Now, the band have shared their titanic debut single ‘Irish Goodbye’, cashing in on the hype and delivering one of the standout indie cuts of the last few years.

Formed by vocalist Lewis Harley, drummer Grant Herpich, bassist Billy McFaul, and guitarists Jack McFaul and Nathan Sinclair, Heavy Weather have an innate ability to tap into authentic, raw, and honest songwriting, a trait that is often overlooked in mainstream releases. With an original style that is built on classic alt-rock and a deft culmination of the band’s influences, like The Smiths, Inhaler, Radiohead, Fontaines DC, my bloody valentine and Blossoms, Heavy Weather are a true indie band in every sense of the word.

Their debut single, ‘Irish Goodbye’ is packed to the brim with chiming guitars and modern-day frustrations, delivering a relatable and infinitely enjoyable experience for those who are lost in love, confused in relationships, and left drifting in the dating world. With all the hallmarks of a contemporary indie classic, the song dives headfirst into a maelstrom of infectious guitarwork, thundering drums, and perfectly layered vocals, reflecting feelings of tender frustration with an upbeat and passionate sound.

A track the shifts and evolves musically before reaching its final explosive crescendo, ‘Irish Goodbye’ is a stunning debut that is almost impossible to deny. Built on some golden indie influences and an undeniable wave of raw talent, it’s the first major glimpse of massive things to come from the rising Scottish band.

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