Rarely has a band had a more fitting name than HEISA: three grounded blokes from Limburg (Belgium) with musical gold in their hands. Possessed yet measured. Uneasy yet mesmerizing. Disorienting yet catchy. HEISA is all of these things and preferably at the same time.
In the best tradition of unconventional bands ranging from Battles to Black Midi, the trio play around with rhythms, atmospheres and keyboards, while choosing their moments to break the painstakingly constructed tension with punishing guitars and waves of distortion. The vocals do not monopolise the listener’s attention but instead complement the other instruments. The result is an entirely unique sound.
HEISA unleashed their new ‘Outliar EP’, showing a different side of the band. Tighter. Sharper. Yet all HEISA. Angular and layered. More accessible, if you will. Five songs, four of which stay well under 3 minutes. ‘80s song’ already gave a foretaste of the invigorating sound. Is this poppy? The HEISA way then. A healthy shot of adrenaline. And this time there will be release shows and festivals, both in Belgium and abroad, including a slot at the renowned and award-winning ArcTanGent festival in Bristol.