Healthyliving

Healthyliving / United Kingdom

 

healthyliving is the project of long-time collaborators and friends Scott McLean (Ashenspire, Falloch), Stefan Pötzsch and Amaya López-C (Maud the moth). Having worked on various musical projects together for years, their artistic and personal connection coalesced organically and fuelled a small transnational collective across Scotland, Spain and Germany. Healthyliving emerges to honour this natural connection; something which is reflected in the simplicity, rawness and immediateness of their approach to songwriting. Artistically, the band draws from the beauty and horror of the mundane to create a kaleidoscopic and evocative musical world which commutes across genre borders.


Their first double A-side single `until/below’ was premiered via Echoes and Dust in 2021 and was soon after featured on BBC Radio Scotland/BBC Introducing (UK), RNE Radio3 (Spain) and Roadburn Festival's Essential Sounds playlist. This work also received positive reviews from numerous international outlets such as Flood Magazine (US), Veil Of Sound (DE) and was listed as one of the best releases of 2021 by the Spanish multimedia outlet Sin Bandera.

In 2022 the band was awarded funding from Creative Scotland to produce and record their first full-length; `Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief’. The album was recorded at Chamber Studio, Edinburgh, engineered by Graeme Young (DVNE, Idlewild), produced and mixed by Scott McLean and mastered by Brad Boatright (The Armed, Sleep, Stranger Things OST). The album was released on April 7th in collaboration with La Rubia Producciones which coincided with a debut live performance at the prestigious Roadburn Festival on April 22nd.

ALBUM REVIEWS

Stereogum – 'Number 2 in Best Metal of the Month' “Healthyliving, one hell of a band.”

Bandcamp.com – 'Metal Albums of the Month - April' “On their debut LP, this trio led by members of Maud the Moth and Ashenspire deliver gloomy, noisy alt-rock that drips with profound lyricism.”

Metal Hammer UK “They’ve gifted us with an album that does their name proud - one that raises pulses, exercises the mind and nourishes the spirit” 8/10

Sputnik Music “The insurmountable joy of having found a band whose music feels special from the very first minute and all the way to the very last note” 4.5/5

The Quietus “healthyliving offer up some deliciously moody shoegaze” Echoes And Dust “Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief is a stunning debut”

Veil Of Sound “This is an album with nine songs so well executed, so well written, and so well mastered, that you will come back to it again and again”

LIVE PRESS

Devilution.dk “something special.” 4/5
Rocking.gr “The future belongs to them”
Audiovisual Ohlsen 'Wonderful!
Musipedia Of Metal “Healthyliving will be on my ‘must watch’ list now”

Upcoming Shows

  • 23 Jun 2024 - Rock In Bourlon, France

  • 15 Aug 2024 - Arctangent, United Kingdom