Few can lay claim to mastering their craft within just a few years, yet Bristol’s Heavy Lungs have catapulted into the scene relentlessly. Since releasing their first EP in 2018, they’ve won over the ears of some of the biggest names in the business and earned themselves one of the most loyal fanbases around. Now armed with 5 new tracks and arguably their biggest project to date, they’re ready to unleash their most ambitious, outspoken and expressive work yet. ‘Measure’ lands on the 10th October, with first single ‘(A bit of a) Birthday’ dropping today!
With overflowing energy levels, gnarly guitar work and a real sense of urgency from the get-go, this is a statement of intent from Heavy Lungs, who are arguably one of the most exciting up and coming bands around at the minute. On the single, lead singer Danny Nedelko added: “(A Bit Of A) Birthday’ is about a resentment of certain superficial aspects that come with the celebrations.”
Rising up in Bristol’s thriving punk scene, Heavy Lungs have previously released 2 EPs, headlined multiple tours and shared the stage with the likes of Idles. In fact, Idles’ track ‘Danny Nedelko’ is named after Heavy Lungs’ frontman and their friendship extends as far as joint releases and touring together. Their fiery live shows and infectious stage presence hasn’t gone unnoticed and has resulted in playing live on KEXP, not to mention some of the biggest festivals in the UK; Glastonbury, Truck Festival, 2000 Trees, Live At Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, Camden Rocks and many more.
With extensive tour dates taking them into Europe, the UK and beyond until the end of the year and their new EP up their sleeve, Heavy Lungs are ready for you – are you ready for them?
Heavy Lungs play a huge hometown headline show at Thekla on 16th November to celebrate the release of their ‘Measure’ EP. More info on the show here.
Pre-order ‘Measure’ through Balley Records here.