After working with Dean Honer (The Moonlandingz, I Monster / International Teachers of Pop) and Working Men’s Club offshoot Minsky Rock on their last release, Heavy Salad are back with their brand new single, The Wish. Taken from the forthcoming album Cult Casual, The Wish sees Heavy Salad rip through three minutes of razor sharp hooks and hard rocking power pop! Heavy Salad spoke with The Fountain about the track in more detail as well as the forthcoming album.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to The Wish

We have been really pleased with the reception, we’ve had radio play on 6Music and Radio1 as well as Radio X so we’ve been exposed to a varied listener base. The Wish is quite different from our last single so we’re slowly introducing what we’re about to the world!

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?

Catchy as hell psych power pop with a cautionary tale!

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, I noted an album?

The plan for the rest of the year is to release some more singles and then release the album followed by some kind of pandemic friendly live event which will most likely be streamed at an amazing venue in Manchester and then continue working on songs for the second LP, many ideas for which have already been written in lockdown.

TF: What can we expect from this with a title like Cult Casual?

The listener can expect music that casually navigates an array of musical styles that was written, played and sung by the Heavy Salad cult, everyone is invited, just come with an open mind and get ready to go on a journey where reality and fiction are hard to define. Like the name of our record label, it’s dipped in gold! 

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

Our favourite venue The Eagle in Salford because it feels like home and it’s a very small venue with an incredible vibe! We are looking forward to playing anywhere soon because venues need to open for the survival of the very soul of the music industry which has been hung out to dry by the government. We can’t wait to play Scotland obviously as it always has amazing crowds!