Bristol group and IDLE’s blood brothers “Heavy Lungs”, today released their astounding new EP, “Measure”, in anticipation of their upcoming UK tour which features a date at stellar Glasgow venue, Audio.
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 diverse and 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.
New EP ‘Measure’ hit streaming services today, with energy levels skyrocketing from the get-go it 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.
The group enjoyed a few riotous Scotland dates earlier this year with Glasgow favourites, “Fiendz YT” bolstering the bill. They return in November and the Glasgow date can be found highlighted below amongst their upcoming 2019 shows.
Check out the new EP here:
11th Oct – University Student Union – Reading 12th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival – Manchester 18th Oct – Wild Paths Festival – Norwich 19th Oct – Ritual Union – Oxford 20th Oct – SWN Festival – Cardiff 4th Nov – The Forum – Tunbridge Wells 5th Nov – Green Door Store – Brighton 6th Nov – Camden Assembly – London 8th Nov – The Key Club – Leeds 9th Nov – 2Q Festival – Lincoln
10th Nov – Record Junkee – Sheffield 11th Nov – Audio – Glasgow 13th Nov – Think Tank – Newcastle 14th Nov – The Sugarmill – Stoke-on-Trent 15th Nov – Phase One – Liverpool 16th Nov – Thekla – Bristol