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What's on: Heat vs Light, Colne
BURNLEY band Heat vs Light are set to release their debut album with many songs recorded over a week at the Modern English Studios in Colne.
The album – Murderers – will be available to download from Monday, September 3 and is a collection of emotive lyrics and entrancing melodies with a hint of darkness.
Lead singer J P Keenan said: “It’s an album about twisted love and paranoia but there’s also a thread of grace or serenity if you like and a sense of triumph.”
The band has been together in its current line-up – Lee Rogerson on bass; Sean Roche on guitar and Steven Lockly on drums – for around two-and-a-half years. The most recent addition is Steven’s wife Mo on trumpet and backing vocals. “Mo has added an extra dimension to the band, particularly live as no one else can sing backing vocals,” said J P.
“The album has been a long time coming and in some ways it represents different eras of the band as some of the songs were written a while ago. We were a bit concerned that they wouldn’t all gel together but we’re very pleased with the final results.”
The album was engineered in Colne by Miles Whittaker of Demdike Stare. “I’ve known Miles for years,” said JP. “He came into the studio and told us to keep playing while the tapes ran. Once we’d got a take he thought we couldn’t better he told us to stop.
“By the end Lee has Sellotape on his fingers as they were getting cut to ribbons we were working so hard.”
All the members of Heat vs Lght balance making music with jobs.
“We all know what the music industry is like,” said JP, “and that there’s hardly any money in it. But we love doing what we’re doing and all we can do is put our music out there and see if people like it.”
The band are looking at pre-releasing the album via their website. They are also due to play at the Sancutary in Burnley next Sunday as part of a special charity gig for Help for Heroes.