Huw Stephens is a huge supporter of emerging talent, and has a keen eye for bands who’ll go far – so it’s another feather in HEYROCCO’s cap to have their new song Melt featured on his Radio 1 show.
As always, it’s a great show and you can hear the whole thing here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bmrb9
The NME have also pricked up their ears at HEYROCCO, noting their ‘angst-ridden grunge’ in the band’s Radar feature.
LABEL: Vital Music Group
IMPACT DATE: 1st Sept 2014
After their first free download, Virgin, sped to tens of thousands of plays via word-of-mouth in just a couple of weeks, HEYROCCO are stepping straight back into their new fans’ affections with their new single, Melt.
It’s another grungy and immediately catchy pop song from the South Carolina boys; it’s a wry song on a subject that… well, let’s say it’s one that many teenagers will have prematurely experienced.
And just as Virgin drew many flattering comparisons with rock giants of the early 90s – Melt shows off their ability to straddle the line between the twin thrills of killer melodies and fuzzy guitars.
Melt has been met with breathless praise from highly-respected sources:
“You know those perfect songs that soundtrack your summer of late nights, romance and hedonism? Well, HEYROCCO have just dropped one.” – Gigwise
“Heyrocco’s new single launches us right into 90’s teenage movie nostalgia. Like these Southern sweethearts, we admittedly might not have been the coolest kids in high school—but at least we can pretend like we were while listening to some 90’s inspired rock and roll.” – NYLON
” A darkly nostalgic vibe – worthy of, say, Radiohead’s much neglected Pablo Honey” – CLASH
HEYROCCO have the tunes, poise and musical chops to back up their sky-high ambition.
Two of the UK’s most renowned spotters of new talent, Xfm’s John Kennedy and Clash Magazine, have recognised HEYROCCO’s enormous potential and knack for writing huge, exciting rock songs.
John has made their new single, Virgin, the Xfm X-posure Big One, and Clash has premiered the single’s video.
The Xfm honour follows John’s debut play of the track, and the Clash article spots some sharp, positive comparisons with Radiohead’s debut release.
It’s just another sign that HEYROCCO are not merely another band – but ones to watch closely.