The Heavy North’s latest offering, ‘Delta Shakedown’, solidifies their place in the contemporary blues rock scene. Hailing from Liverpool, this six-piece outfit, led by the soulful vocals of Kenny Stuart, showcases an impressive amalgamation of influences, ranging from blues and rock to soul and garage.
Following their well-received debut album, the band returns with a follow up that speaks volumes about their musical evolution. The title track, ‘Delta Shakedown’, serves as a powerful introduction, setting the tone for an album that effortlessly weaves through diverse sonic landscapes. Recorded, mixed, and produced by Jose Ibanez at 3rd Planet Recording Studio, the album is a testament to the band’s craftsmanship.
The Heavy North’s distinctive sound, often dubbed “Dive Bar Blues” and more recently “Cream Of The Stone Age,” resonates throughout the album. Tracks like ‘Where Are You Now?’ and ‘Round Again’ showcase their ability to craft catchy hooks and deliver raw, emotive performances. The album’s rich production and the seamless interplay between instruments highlight the band’s musical prowess.
‘Delta Shakedown‘ is not just an album; it’s a journey through the soulful depths of blues-infused rock. The Heavy North’s second offering cements their status as a force to be reckoned with in the blues rock landscape, leaving listeners eagerly anticipating their next sonic exploration.