Heavy Hinges is a sublime ruckus... a beautiful collision of rock, soul, and gospel. When Heavy Hinges came about in early 2012, their early sessions were taken on with heavy hearts. As it were, three of the five members had recently suffered heartbreaking and unexpected loss of loved ones and were still very much coping. While the music they began to create came out of a time of sadness, what sprung forth was spirited and in a way celebratory... a revival of sorts.
Heavy Hinges initially gravitated toward playing traditional songs, unearthed from field recordings of chain gangs, gospel groups, and fishing boat crews. They found the coarse and rustic nature of the music and the dark, yet hopeful imagery of the lyrics suited them rather well. While songs from the distant past proved inspiring and fruitful, it was never their intention to travel down a musical path quite that narrow. So, they began crafting their own ideas into a catalog of original material, frequently referencing the gospel groups, chain gangs, and fishing boat crews from those old recordings, but at the same time, remaining true to their existing foundation of r&b, blues, and rock & roll... In just over a year, Heavy Hinges have made their mark on the burgeoning Cincinnati music scene and have their sites set on promising new horizons. They were recently nominated for Best New Artist at the 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and are currently in the studio capturing their raw and spirited sound for their debut album slated for release in summer 2014.