HEAVY WATER – ” Red Brick City “

Posted: May 10, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Slathered in classic heavy rock ‘n’ soul, soaked in gritty, hard-baked riffs, and topped off with rich, raunchy vocals Heavy Water’s debut album “Red Brick City” . This is the lockdown 2020 project by Saxon’s Biff Byford and his son Seb Byford . the track brings you on an irrepressible raw blues-backed journey through influences and invention. The foundations for Heavy Water’s sound are set in their incredible father/son chemistry and a lifetime of know-how and experiences. Take the title track (and first single) Red Brick City: All steam and smoulder wrapped around a riff Soundgarden would’ve been proud of. 

Red Brick City moves with the class and cadence of a cracking journey, uniting vintage rock sensibilities with the crackle and excitement of a fresh, youthful perspective. According to Seb and Biff,

“We decided to do something together in these dark times and the family came together to help get this album off the ground” explained Seb and Biff. Seb Byford recorded and engineered Red Brick City at the Big Silver Barn in York, UK, while the drums were recorded by Ben Hammond at Reel Recording Studio in York. Seb produced the album with Biff, and Jacky Lehmann mastered. Red Brick City sees Seb take the reins on guitar and vocals, with Biff taking up the bass and vocal mantle. Tom Witts plays the drums, while Dave Kemp rounds out the Heavy Water line-up on keyboards and saxophone. A rich, lustrous ride through profoundly rewarding rock waters. To cap off this family affair, the packaging photos were taken by Steph Byford. “We had great fun doing this album, working together on the songs and recording during lockdown,” concluded Biff and Seb. “It’s all recorded without samples or profiles… just loud and proud!” So remember, on July 23rd 2021, there’s going to be a new Rock ‘n’ Roll sheriff in town, and as their name suggests, Heavy Water aren’t for the light-hearted. Dive in, and soak yourself in the purity of their music.

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