Episode 6 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast sees the mighty Danny Nedelko from Heavy Lungs step up to the plate and select the tracks that are keeping him going during lockdown. A very strong contender for the funniest guest Chris Arnold has interviewed so far, Danny tells tales of growing up in the Ukraine, his friendship with IDLES, how Heavy Lungs got their name and the frustrations of making electronic music as well as disclosing his love of gangsta rap, sweet riffs and Nine Inch Nails.
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Formed in May 2017 in Bristol, through friendship, and a desperate need for artistic and sonic self-expression, Heavy Lungs went on a frenetic spree. Heavy Lungs may only be barely eighteen months old, but this is a band that has already attracted considerable attention, partly because of their well-documented association with IDLES, but also because of their own raw musical output. From the first packed out show at Crofters Rights, to recording an ep in 3 days, a raucous set at Simple Things 2019, to supporting Idles then Metz. They went onto play outside Bristol home turf across the country and are now about to embark on a UK tour with brothers, Idles. Last year the band This is the beginning. This is Heavy Lungs. Check out their last release below: