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The Heavy: How You Like Them Now?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Heavy perform their hits in the Soundcheck studio. The Heavy perform their hits in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif/WNYC)

In 2008, an oddball English soul band called The Heavy made their American debut on Soundcheck at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Four years later, the band seems to be everywhere, thanks to their song "How You Like Me Now." The track has been featured in a car commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, in TV shows like Entourage and Community and in movie trailers and video games. During their recent visit to New York, singer Kelvin Swaby and guitarist Dan Taylor joined John to talk about building their success on one ubiquitous song. 

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