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The Heavy: Live at Rolling Stone

June 30, 2010 12:46 PM ET

Britain's hottest new retro-soul outfit the Heavy recently stopped by the Rolling Stone studio to perform stripped down, intimate takes on three songs of their latest album, The House That Dirt Built. Watch frontman Kelvin Swaby and the Heavy crew bringing the funk in these exclusive performance clips of "Sixteen," "Long Way From Home" and "Cause for Alarm."

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