Heathrow

Heathrow

BandAlternativeRock

A bit Psychedelic Furs, Jesus & Mary Chain, Luna. Comparisons to The Smiths, Lloyd Cole, and Oasis are made & band attempts to “Verve or London Suede it out” are in evidence. The spirit of modern British rock may be our muse, but our Midwestern pedigree assures that Heathrow's sound is its own.

Biography

For six years, Heathrow has been trying to write the perfect Midwestern Brit-pop song within the cold confines of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (read Manchester, England). Some fans say that the band has done it but Heathrow still sees its charge as largely unfulfilled. Borrowing heavily from 1980s pop and the 1990s Britpop waves, Heathrow delivers a sound that Mike Bennet of fufkin.com describes as Dairyland Cockney.
Heathrow has produced both a full-length CD (2003's The Listening Class which The Big Takeover calls "An inspired effort.") and a CD-EP (2002's Heathrow EP). With a batch of 15 new songs from which to choose, Heathrow is recording an as yet untitled full-length and accompanying EP with Producer Mike Zirkel (Garbage, Suede) at Butch Vig's Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. Look for the new release this fall.
Heathrow has, of course, played at shows and festivals throughout the Milwaukee and Madison areas, but has saved some of its best performances for Chicago (namely at David Bash's IPO festival), Indianapolis (at Royston Lloyd's rocking MOD Nights), and Toronto, Ontario. At the latter's NXNE festival in 2003, Heathrow was a NOW Weekly festival pick. Heathrow's recent projects have included soundtrack work for the independent film Side Effects to be released in 2005 and band member Eric White served as a subject for Kristin E. Catalano's documentary film "Let's Start a Revolution" for which the band also provided some memorable tunes.
This summer, Heathrow is playing a Milwaukee Summerfest slot, opening for Phantom Planet and John Davis of Superdrag, as well as providing soundtrack music for the Discovery Channel’s new Urban Explorers television series.

Contact the band at heathrowpost@hotmail.com.

Lyrics

Walk Those Shoes

Written By: Fletcher/Heathrow

Oh love cat kitty, oh the world will never pity you
ranting about I think you’re cute.
tell me who you are.

So you come to the city cause we’ve always got something to do
the phony hip, the trendy cool
oh it’s just like you.

chorus
So walk those shoes, pay those dues
and add a little something too
and add a little something too
like a piece of your heart

Now I know you’re continental though I could never melt with you
running around, I’ll take your cue
tell me where you are

You’re so good and plenty and you do what many can do
hey, I can write songs like you
la la la la la la

chorus
So walk those shoes, pay those dues
and add a little something too
why don’t you add a little something too
like a piece of your heart

Now I got a piece of your heart . . .

Copyright 2003
Listening Class Music (ASCAP)

Hear in My Head

Written By: Fletcher/Heathrow

Don’t ever let them say you’re no good you know
they only say it cause they’re no good you know
and every time that I hear you’re playing out
you know I’ll come on by you know I’m coming down

They only want to see you hurt you know
now thy won’t say it but they’re growing old
and every time that I hear you’re playing round
you know I’ll come on by you know I’m coming down

chorus
No matter what they say, no matter what they do
hear in my head I’ll always think of you
don’t tell them what they want, just tell them how you feel
what’s in your head and everything that’s real

Don’t ever let them say you’re not cool you know
now don’t you listen to those fools you know
and every time that I hear you’re playing round
you know I’ll come on by you know I’m coming down

chorus
No matter what they say, no matter what they do
hear in my head I’ll always think of you
don’t tell them what they want, Just tell them how you feel
what’s in your head and everything that’s real

Just walk away and smile, take it all in stride
what’s in your head, they’ll always wonder why
no matter what they say, no matter what they do
hear in my head, I’ll always think of you

Copyright 2003
Listening Class Music (ASCAP)

Just Like You

Written By: Fletcher/Heathrow

I don’t think I want to go out today
you don’t believe it
I know it’s such a nice and sunny day
they’re overrated, you’re so unjaded

I squint my eyes I can’t see anything
I am defeated
I rode my bike I crashed it anyway
I didn’t need it, so I just left it

chorus
And I’m not sure now
what you see in me
and you’re not quite sure
what to do with me

You know I’m out of phase, you’re underage
but you still like me
you told me that your dad wants a word with me—how big is he?
tell him I’m busy (yeah)

chorus
And I’m not sure now
what you see in me
and you’re not quite sure
what to do with me

We have a good time (x 4)

You threw me down and told me I was late
it was my mistake
I told you what I did and you laughed at me
and I laughed too
just like you

Copyright 2003
Listening Class Music (ASCAP)

Discography

The Listening Class (2003)-Easter Records Full Length CD
Heathrow EP (2002)-Easter Records CD-EP

Set List

Our typical set lists run approximately 45-minutes in length, and we draw from a pool of approximately 30 originals and 10 covers. We like to combine some new and some old material, arranging sets around our strongest album tracks from the EP and The Listening Class. Our covers include Suede's "My Insatiable One," "We Are the Boyz" by Pulp, and "Falling Out of Love with You" by Stephen Merritt's The 6ths.
Song List:
Merced, Honesty, Walk Those Shoes, Hear in My Head, Just Like You, Hey Marty!, You Don't Have to Go, 3am, Glencoe, Silver Underwear, Heathrow, Electrical Waves, Relevant Frame of Mine, Hear in My Head, Flashing Lights, So It Goes, Boys in the Pool, Harmonics, and many more.