HEAVIER THAN A DEATH IN THE FAMILY by Craig Dyer
100 x 180mm, 92 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2022
For mid-level band, The Night Collectors, embarking on a tour of the UK as the British government tightens its control over the country and its citizens, leads the four members to reminisce over intoxicated memories of a decadent touring life and to consider how such a drastic retrogression has beset the country they call home.
Amongst the many excessive regulations implemented, is a restriction preventing artists from travelling and touring outside of the country, a distant death rattle sounds.
Following a violent catalytic event that plunges the band into a period of isolation and despair, the addictions and dependencies of a life lived on the road spark the deterioration of the band's outspoken and agitational lead singer. Is the only remaining answer a desperate act of retribution?