Following on from a successful Summer including an appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival, London alt rockers Heel have released a fantastic new video for single ‘Shatter’. The video was directed by Sikth frontman Mikee W Goodman, and the track is taken from the bands debut album ‘The Parts We Save’, which was released earlier this year.
After the huge success of their last single, ‘Nothing New’, which was named video of the week by Scuzz TV, ‘Shatter’ finds Heel showcasing a different side to their unique sound. Softer than some of their tracks, but no less engaging, ‘Shatter’ is the perfect showcase for the vocals of Heel’s firecracker of a singer, Margarita. This is underpinned by the multi-tempo rhythmic wizardry from Nick behind the drum kit, aided in no small part by Dan and Fred on guitar and bass respectively.
Formed in the winter of 2011 from song writing sessions between Daniel (guitar) and singer Margarita, Heel completed their line-up with the addition of Fred (bass) and Nick (drums). Heel immediately began working on their debut self-titled EP Produced by Justin Hill (Sikth), Heel’s debut is testament to the harmony created between performance, production and powerful song writing.
With the demand for Heel’s sound on the rise, the band returned to Justin Hill at Fortress Studios to begin work on their second EP. Building on the groove laden rawness of their debut but demonstrating an evolution in sound brought on by the effortless cohesion between band members. Titled ‘Stranger Just The Same’, this EP demonstrated Heel’s ability to fuse musicality, pop sensibility, with a straight edged rock. After many months of anticipation, Heel released their debut album ‘The Parts We Save’ in March of this year. Heel are so much more than a band, they are an all round musical experience.