Father/son power-house Heavy Water release the heartfelt single ‘Tree In The Wind’ today, which is taken from their debut album, Red Brick City, out now via Silver Lining Music.
‘Tree In The Wind’ is evocative, delicate, yet delivers a powerful uplifting message. The track is completely different to that of both Byford’s previous musical endeavours, clearly displaying the multi-faceted talents of the duo. “We wrote this about surviving through these hard times it’s a song of hope and survival” reflects Biff and Seb Byford.
Heavy Water’s debut album Red Brick City is the result of a lockdown 2020 project between Saxon’s Biff Byford and his son Seb Byford, ten songs which bring you on an irrepressible raw blues-backed journey through influences and invention, a journey which has you hooked from the first note.
The foundations for Heavy Water’s sound are set in both that 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, and then there’s the sun-soaked smile of ‘Follow This Moment’ with harmonies evoking the Beach Boys relayed through Led Zeppelin, a gorgeous ‘70s trip right down to the fade out.
Indeed, from the taut, elastic swing of the ‘Solution’ riff to the rich, layered balladic strains of ‘Tree in the Wind’, Red Brick City moves with the class and cadence of a cracking journey uniting vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll sensibilities with the crackle and excitement of a fresh, youthful perspective.
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 Waterline-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.
Red Brick City Track Listing:
2. Turn to Black
3. Red Brick City
4. Tree in the Wind
6. Personal Issue No. 1
7. Medicine Man
8. Follow This Moment
9. Now I’m Home
Seb Byford– Guitar and Vocals
Biff Byford– Bass and Vocals
Tom Witts– Drums
Keyboards and Saxophone– Dave Kemp
Red Brick City Credits:
An album by Biff and Seb Byford
Recorded and engineered by Seb Byford at the Big Silver Barn, York
Drums recorded by Ben Hammond at Reel Recording Studio, York
Mixed and mastered by Jacky Lehmann (www.audiosound.de)
Produced by Seb Byford and Biff Byford
Photos by Steph Byford
Artwork by Enrique Zabala
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