3 months on from the band’s biggest show to date, Liverpool blues rock band The Heavy North have announced the release of ‘The Genie (Live)’ – the first single taken from their upcoming debut live album ‘Fire In The Furnace’ scheduled for release later this year.

Previously released as the opening track on the band’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Electric Soul Machine’ album in 2022, upcoming single ‘The Genie (Live)’ was recorded at The Heavy North’s 12-piece band headline show at the Camp and Furnace in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle in December 2023 and produced by the band’s guitarist Jose Ibanez at 3rd Planet Recording Studios

The live recording of ‘The Genie’ features guest musicians the Northern String Quartet, backing vocalists Rosalie Galvin and Molly Fryo, trumpet player Lozza Taylor and saxophonist Ste Powell who performed alongside The Heavy North’s vocalist Kenny Stuart, guitarists Jose Ibanez and Jack Birch, bass player Andrew Horrocks, keys player Ste Penn and drummer Mark Rice.

The band’s live album ‘Fire In the Furnace’ features 20 original tracks from The Heavy North’s debut EP ‘Dive Bar Blues’ (2020), the band’s debut album ‘Electric Soul Machine’ (2022) and last year’s follow-up LP ‘Delta Shakedown’ (2023).

To coincide with the album release, The Heavy North have also confirmed the full feature-length ‘Fire In The Furnace’ concert film will be released later this year on selected streaming platforms and cinemas.

Discussing the new single and upcoming live album, The Heavy North frontman Kenny Stuart said “For anyone who attended our headline show at the Camp and Furnace back in December, we hope you’ll agree it was a boss night – and we can’t wait to share the live recordings with everyone. It was great to perform so many of our original tracks with a string quartet, a brass section and backing singers, and it’s something not a lot of bands are able to do”.

“Thanks to everyone who helped make the Camp and Furnace show a success and to everyone who came along, and me and the lads hope our live album captures the atmosphere and the energy of the night” said Kenny.

The Heavy North guitarist and producer Jose Ibanez added “We would also like to thank our friends at Adlib Audio and Green Frog Productions for recording the show, and a special thanks to Martin Kuchta at Roughgrain for mastering all of our tracks – including our upcoming single The Genie”

“By releasing the full live album and concert film we hope to give everyone the opportunity to experience The Heavy North’s live performance from the show and hear some of our tracks performed in a different way” said Jose.

The Heavy North’s new single ‘The Genie (Live)’ will be available from Friday 15th March 2024 on all download and streaming platforms.

The Heavy North’s debut live album ‘Fire In The Furnace’ is available to pre-order now on double 12” gatefold colour vinyl and double CD exclusively from Bury-based independent record store Wax and Beans Records. For pre-order links and more information please visit www.theheavynorth.com.

Album pre-order links
Pre-order ‘Fire In The Furnace’ on double 12″ vinyl (2LP)
Pre-order ‘Fire In The Furnace’ double CD (2CD)

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