Boomkat Product Review:
New York trio Heavy Hands introduce themselves via Greg Weeks' Language Of Stone label, embarking upon a voyage of slick psych-rock and precision guitar licks. In a crowded genre Heavy Hands make their presence felt with a slightly more refined feel than your average bunch of lank haired riff merchants. There's something a bit Deep Purple about 'Black Heart' (although the soloing is hardly up to Ritchie Blackmore's standards) and 'From Stonehenge To Saturn' has Hawkwind written all over it. Smoke signals is not nearly so heavy as the sort of psych fare that Holy Mountain specialise in, but it certainly delivers in terms of retro authenticity, scoring bonus points for deft deployment of Hammond organ.