Bands, as a rule, are somewhat segregated. You don’t see a lot of bands that have a front man of a mixed race (Bloc Party & Sevendust stand out). Coming from (where else) England, The Heavy sounds like taking the grunge bands from the 90s – like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam – and forcing them to sing songs written by Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding. There definitely is something retro and unique about this band. At the same time, they aren’t kitschy or unique just for the sake of being unique. Musically, these guys are doing something I think we can all look at and respect.