Got a wee shout recently from our learned friends over at The Buzz Stop who are promoting a video launch for the young gentlemen detailed below. I’m not going to fuck about and witter on about stuff when they have already done a sterling effort with the publicity. I shall therefore merely slap it up on the page below and thou canst peruse at one’s leisure !! Another wonderful evening happening hundreds of miles from where I sit. Baaaah !! (That must be done in best Melchet voice). Sneaky Petes too – great wee gig !! Anyhoo – read on and if you’re in the capital then its worth a look. Mr Heron appears to be a chap after my own heart – here is his tagline from his twitter page “You can stuff it up your arse for nothing and fuck off while you’re doing it!” Yeah – fuckya !!
STEVE HERON RELEASE “PICTURESQUE” (VIDEO LAUNCH NIGHT AT SNEAKY PETE’S)
Steve Heron release new video for single ‘Picturesque’ with a launch show at Sneaky Pete’s, located in Edinburgh’s Cowgate area. The video for the single is the second collaboration with RJAH Films following their debut single release, ‘Eleanor’ last year.
‘Picturesque’ is the bands second single following their debut release of “Eleanor” in the Autumn of last year, which received critical acclaim from many e-zines and music journalists alike. The band have been touring and gigging relentlessly over the past 12 months and have built a steady but solid fan base in their native city of Edinburgh, and Scotland.
Since Steve’s taking on most of the playing duties for his debut solo effort in November 2010, he has put together a collection of musicians to compliment his writing and general attitude to making music. In late summer 2011, after all separately attending an Arcade Fire gig and landing on the same musical page at the same time by pure happenstance.
Since late 2011 the band have supported a number of acclaimed acts like Martin Rossiter (Gene) and Crybaby along with highly touted Scottish bands like Bwani Junction, Tango in the Attic, Stanley Odd, The OK Social Club, The 10:04s, Davey Horne and Aberfeldy all over the country. In summer 2012 Steve released an EP to preview a selection of songs that will feature on the next album which the band are working on at the moment. And while everyone is waiting for that, Steve and the band have been splitting their time between boosting their reputation as one of Edinburgh’s best bands, writing and recording new songs and working on various music videos to follow up on the success of our video for the single ‘Eleanor’.
The band’s sound has been likened to bands like The Smiths, Teardrop Explodes, Television, Talking Heads and The Lemonheads among others but sum up their sound as combining Johnny Marr style guitar with melodic bass lines, precision drums and honest lyrics to make music which feels familiar but is very hard to pigeon hole.
“In tough times when 99% of everything sounds completely remote from how people are actually feeling, this cuts through like a hot knife through butter. Genuinely moving” Jon Wilde (The Guardian) – Review of ‘Eleanor’
“Steve Heron is hitting the high notes and pushing the indie sounds” Independent Music News
“‘Honest One’ by Steve Heron is for sure a must have album for 2011″ Music News.com
“Eeeeeh its foooooking brilliant” Mel B off of that puppet mask show thing (possibly)
“From the original ‘Golden Boy’ that waggles through a strange but irresistible chord sequence to the inspired lyrics of ‘Wee Blondie’ to the raw power and emotion of the disgustingly catchy ‘Eleanor’, Steve provides honest, inspired and dynamic tunes” Muckle Sandwich
“Edinburgh’s prodigal son. He has managed to cram all the hooks and catchy choruses there are in the world into his set” Bainbridge Edinburgh
Steve Heron is :
Steve Heron – Guitar / Vox / Keyboard / Ebow
Angus McGuire – Bass
Simon Gibb – Drums
Alan Lamb – Guitar/ Keys / Vox