->''"Now there was a time\\
When you loved me so\\
I couldn't do wrong\\
And now you need to know"''
-->--Opening lines from "How You Like Me Now?"

The Heavy are an English rock band that's supposedly from a small hamlet near Bath, Somerset called Noid. They consist of vocalist Kelvin Swaby, guitarist Dan Taylor, bassist Spencer Page, and drummer Chris Ellul. Their music is best-described as an eclectic blend of neo soul, indie rock, funk, and blues.

They are best known for some [[EarWorm catchy]] songs used in various media, namely "How You Like Me Now?" and "Short Change Hero", both of which come from their 2009 sophomore album ''The House That Dirt Built''. The former is an upbeat song that was made prominent to American audiences when it was used in a 2010 UsefulNotes/SuperBowl commercial for the Kia Sorento that featured children's toys (among them a sock monkey and a ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'' character) going for a night on the town as if they were adults. It was also used in ''Series/{{Entourage}}'', ''Series/{{Community}}'', ''Series/RookieBlue'', and at least three {{racing game}}s: ''VideoGame/{{Driver}}: [[VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco San Francisco]]'',[[labelnote:*]]along with two other songs from the band[[/labelnote]] ''[[VideoGame/{{Forza}} Forza Horizon 2]]'',[[labelnote:*]]both the main game and standalone expansion ''Forza Horizon 2 Presents [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast & Furious]]''[[/labelnote]] and ''VideoGame/TheCrew''.[[labelnote:*]]which even shares ''D:SF''[='=]s developer[[/labelnote]] The latter is much more moody in sound, and was used for the film ''Film/{{Faster}}'' starring Wrestling/DwayneJohnson and a trailer for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. Both songs are also used in the 2012 video game, ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', and [[Wiki/TVTropes here]] "Short Change Hero" is used as the image quote for the last two video games we mentioned, using the exact same line. ("This ain't no place for no hero...") "What Makes a Good Man" was also used as the credits theme for ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', serving as an appropriate ending to that game's story of a FallenHero. "How You Like Me Now?" was also used as the credits theme for ''VideoGame/{{Knack}}''. A remixed "How You Like Me Now?" was used in the game ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 3'' and a smooth jazz cover of "Short Change Hero" can be heard in ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'' (which has ''Borderlands'' characters appearing).

[[NamesTheSame Unrelated to]] the [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 other Heavy]], or [[TheHeavy a plot-driving villain]].


* ''Great Vengeance and Furious Fire'' (2007)
* ''The House That Dirt Built'' (2009)
* ''The Glorious Dead'' (2012)
* ''Hurt & the Merciless'' (2016)

!!''This ain't no place for no troper'':
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Kelvin Swaby, a black singer fronting a band of white instrumentalists.
* MyNaymeIs: Ke'''l'''vin, not Kevin.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their album ''The House That Dirt Built'' ranges from garage rock ("Oh No Not You Again!") to soul ("Short Change Hero") to reggae ("Cause for Alarm"). ''The Glorious Dead'' dabbles in all of the above to a degree, ranging from cheerful, stereotypical indie rock ("Curse Me Good"), orchestral rock ("Same Ol'" and "Can't Play Dead"), Rockabilly and gospel ("Lonesome Road"), and throws in a Motown number.
* RefrainFromAssuming: A music group called The Evolved made an EP with covers of songs from the ''Borderlands'' games, and they erroneously called "Short Change Hero", "No Place for No Hero", after the oft-repeated line in the song.
* SelfBackingVocalist: On several songs.
* TheMovieBuff: Their most recent albums open with clips from horror movie trailers, and their freshman effort pulls its title from ''Film/PulpFiction''. Beyond that they have musical references to Music/EnnioMorricone here and there, especially "Short Change Hero."
* TitleOnlyChorus: "How You Like Me Now?"