Chosen as Record Store Day Unsigned Competition winners by Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, Jamie Oborne (Dirty Hit – 1975 manager) and Natasha Youngs (Resident), Glasgow based indie-punk band Heavy Rapids debut EP Cash In Hand is a flurry of riffs and impassioned proclamations on everyday routines and situations, as well as social predicaments particular to their hometown, and the UK in general.

All tracks have seen significant support from radio including Amazing RadioRadio X and BBC Radio 1’s love as Tune Of The Week on Jack Saunders Indie Show. Heavy Rapids have seen a steady progression into the UK music scene spotlight since their inception in 2017. Festival appearances at this year’s Camden Rocks, Y Not, Live at Leeds and The Great Escape on the Creative Scotland showcasing stage have garnered the attention of press with the likes of Upset Magazine and Dork running features on the band. In the past, Heavy Rapids have supported Cabbage (multiple dates), Starcrawler, Strange Bones and Bloody Knees to name a few.

Press say the bands live shows are “Feisty, loud and exuberant”- Little Indie Blogs and NME took the time to point them out amongst other up and comers from the Glasgow scene “Heavy Rapids’ modus operandi: unruly, boisterous, invigorating”- NME.


  1. Going Down
  2. Infected Nightmares (Frankenstein)
  3. Hurricane E
  4. Paisley Pattern
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