After making waves at home and abroad last year, US three-piece Heyrocco, continue to win fans on both sides of the pond with their infectious mix of grunge-pop. The band are now set to unleash their stunning debut album ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’ on June 8th, via Vital Music Group.
The album is a perfect marriage of grungy angst and bubblegum pop. ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’ lends itself as much to the A-List radio airwaves as it does to the grimy basements in which these tracks were written. Already being compared to the likes of Nirvana, Pavement, The Cure and Mudhoney, the album is packed to the rafters with gargantuan choruses, sludgy guitar hooks, and boasts stellar made-for-radio melodies.
From the slushy, yet happy Weezer-esque opener ‘Loser Denial’, to the sleazy, chugs of ‘Melt’ and ‘Mom Jeans’, to the grunge-laden tracks ‘Virgin’ and ‘Happy’, right down to the more laid-back sounds of ‘Allison’ and ‘Santa Fe (Stupid Lovesong)’, the South Carolinians have produced a debut album of undeniable sonic gratification, with an abundance of mucky guitars and the vocals of singer Nathan Jake Merli, sound-tracking the voice of a disheveled youth.
Nathan (Guitar and Vocals), along with Chris Cool (Bass, and yes, that’s real name) and Tanner ‘Taco’ Cooper first plugged-in the amps in their parents’ garages five years ago in South Carolina and were soon touring across the United States in their beaten up old van.
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Their first UK tour at the end of last year brought their explosive live show to a rabid audience, including a sold out show in front of 1,400 people for Club NME @ KOKO. They also have been lighting up the radio airwaves with support from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart at Radio 1, alongside XFM & Kerrang Radio.
The band are set to hit UK shores in April with a 12-date tour in support to The Xcerts, stopping off at The Borderline in London. Following this, Heyrocco will embark on a string of their own headline dates.
Building on the 3-pieces’ ever-increasing buzz, ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’ is set to propel Heyrocco through the roof and beyond. Their brand of 90’s-inspired ‘Disney grunge’ is connecting with a whole new generation of fans.