Great Weights call themselves “a band born out of anger and neglect.” More specifically, the band formed out of a collective frustration with underrepresentation in the music scene and a strong pull toward trying to end it. As the story goes, band members Meri Haines, James De La Vega, Al San Valentin, Pat Higgins took time away from their respective projects, coming together to record what would become Great Weights’ first EP.
The self-titled EP out is April 13 on Bunny Cat Records, and the band has shared the first single, “Morning Sickness.” The song sees vocalist Haines facing “ending a long-term co-dependent relationship with a cis het person,” as she tells Spark Mag. It’s a song both personal and full of burning anger that resonates with whatever frustration a listener may be facing. Great Weights intend to “bring down the cis-hetero-male dominated hierarchy,” and with songs like this, there’s no doubt they can.
Great Weights have an upcoming gig at No Face Studios on March 18 with Spandrels, Florry, Susie Derkins and URSULA. Find more information here, and listen to “Morning Sickness” below.
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