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Bristol Noise Punks HEAVY LUNGS Sign To Alcopop! Records /  Release Bludgeoning New Single ‘Dancing Man’ Out Now

Alcopop! Records are delighted to announce that they have signed fast-rising Bristol punk/noise rock quartet HEAVY LUNGS and will be releasing the band’s new single ‘Dancing Man’ on 3rd May 2023. To celebrate the news, the four piece played a special free entry show for fans at The Old Blue Last in London last night, and will appear at TRUCK Festival this summer, with further live dates TBA (see below for listings). Commenting on the new track, front man and vocalist Danny Nedelko says: “‘Dancing Man’ came about from a conversation that left me and George crying on the floor with laughter at rehearsal. The end result is an abstract tale about a sinister character. Nice to see another in-joke make it through. Sadly not all of them do. But we will save that for the inevitable next EP.” The official video that accompanies the single was directed by Clump Collective. “They are absolutely extraordinary and have made a myriad of amazing videos,” say the band. “They are our dear friends and actually shot the video for our song ‘Jealous’ a while back too, so this was a very welcome homecoming. We shot it all in a day at their Bristol studio. Two dogs were present; they were very encouraging. The whole concept is centred around 5 outfits and dancing. The result is a surreal ride into the sinister realm of ‘Dancing Man’.”

Formed during the early days of summer 2017, Heavy Lungs can’t help feeling like a product of their Bristolian environment. “Living here, it’s hard not to see the scars the city can leave,” says drummer George Garratt. “Like burning your bare leg skin on the exhaust of a motorbike—inconvenient and painful, but not without its equal share of humour and self reflection.” Quickly writing and recording an EP and playing their first show within months of forming, they have been a band hungry from the off. Honing their craft and forging their tight bond as a unit, the quartet have gone from strength to strength over the past few years, even through the global pandemic. Incidentally, if their frontman’s name seems oddly familiar it might be because the Ukrainian-born vocalist is the titular subject of IDLES hit ‘Danny Nedelko’. If you’re wondering what being a part of HEAVY LUNGS’ particular gang is like, they describe it as “something similar to dating three people at the same time. Daunting, exhausting, but not without some very serious privileges. We share a lot of mutual friends, interests, hates, postcodes, dietary restrictions, debts, UBERs, dreams/nightmares, vices and daddy issues.” Hand-picked by French photographer and grand couturier Hedi Slimane for CELINE’s ‘Portrait of a Performer’ series with Esquire Magazine, Nedelko and the band have also collaborated with a range of high profile brands including Fred Perry and Jägermeister.

Touring extensively across the UK and Europe, with three EPs released so far, HEAVY LUNGS are only just getting started with their plans for world domination. Attracting significant radio play, with fans already including Steve Lamacq and Iggy Pop at BBC 6music, and sharing stages with the likes of METZ, Thee Oh Sees, IDLES, JOHN, CROWS, and DITZ, the band have always been in good company. 


21st July - Truck Festival, Oxford

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