|Genres||Alternative rock, Britpop, hard rock, post-punk, indie rock, glam rock.|
Heavy Stereo were an English alternative rock band, who were active in the 1993 to 1999. There were known for having had a 1970s glam rock styled sound, and for their album, Déjà Voodoo. They are also known for opening for Oasis, which Heavy Stereo’s frontman Gem Archer later joined.
Heavy Stereo was fronted by lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and producer Gem Archer, later of Oasis. They were heavily influenced by 1970s glam rock, including Gary Glitter, The New York Dolls, and Sweet. They released their debut album, Deja Voodoo, in 1996. The band split up after Archer joined Oasis as a rhythm guitarist and keyboardist, replacing Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs for their Standing on the Shoulder of Giants Tour, and on all albums and tours afterwards until their breakup in 2009. Archer then began work on a new project with other members of Oasis, called Beady Eye. Jones is now playing in The Jim Jones Revue.
- Gem Archer – Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
- Nez – Bass
- Pete Downing – Lead guitar
- Nick Jones – Drums, vocals, percussion
- Déjà Voodoo (22 September 1996)
- "Chinese Burn"
- "Cartoon Moon"
- "Déjà Voodoo"
- "Tell Yer Ma"
- "Crown of Thoughts"
- "Mouse in a Hole"
- "Bangers and Mash"
- "Deep Fried Heart"
- "Reaching for Heaven"
- "Keep Up"
- "Planet Empty"
- "Shooting Star"
- "Sleep Freak" (1995) - UK #46
- "Smiler" (1995) - UK #46
- "Chinese Burn" (1996) - UK #45
- "Mouse in a Hole" (1996) - UK #53