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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 on the 13th September, followed by second ‘Self Worth’on the 10th October.
With energy levels skyrocketing from the get-go ‘Measure’ perfectly represents what the four-piece are all about; straight from the heart, to the heart zealous post-punk goodness. EP opener ‘Half Full’ kicks things off frantically with a crescendo of feedback and raw vocals. Next up is ‘Self-Worth,’ an intoxicating track that exploits even more controlled chaos. ‘T.O.T.B’s arena-sized choruses make for an instant sing-along, whilst first single ‘(A bit of a) Birthday’s gnarly riff and fuzzy guitar work takes the aggression up another notch. Closing the EP is ‘Pacemaker,’ an atmospheric and suitably captivating record that rounds things of nicely. On creating the EP, frontman Danny Nedelko added:
“Measure centres around the undeniable importance of self-worth. From inner observation of myself and of the people around me over the course of past year, I’ve noticed that it can sometimes very much be neglected. The purpose of this EP is to hopefully remind us to value ourselves and grow more comfortable in our skin - to believe in ourselves. Our own inner strength and capabilities are vastly superior to our own perception of them.”
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?
Bristol post-punk rockers Heavy Lungs just announced a mammoth UK tour and their next EP ‘Measure.’ To kick the campaign off, they’re releasing first single ‘(A Bit Of A) Birthday’ on the 13th September and tickets for their extensive tour will go on sale at 9am.
‘(A Bit Of A) Birthday’ will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, and also has a music video to coincide with it. You can also pre-order the full ‘Measure’ EP on vinyl via the Balley Records website. ‘Measure’ is set for release on the 10thOctober.
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.”
See Heavy Lungs live over the next few months: