Bristol post-punk ghouls, Heavy Lungs, reveal they Enjoy B&Q trips and niche rituals.

Introduce the Band: 
Danny Nedelko – Vocals, Anxiety, Smokes, Likes ICEAGE A LOT.
George Charles Garratt – Drums, Learned Doctor, Sheds Clothes, Loves A Giggle.
James Minchall – Bass, Beanies, Bears, Beetroots, Didn’t Know How To Spell Grapefruit until 2018.
Oliver Southgate – Guitar, Glasses, Road Rage, Thinks He’s In Blur.
Does the band have any rituals before playing a gig?
We are pretty niche on this one, the itinerary is as follows;
George must complete one crossword, one soduku, one word-search and read a Haynes manual for a WWII jeep cover to cover in under 8 minutes.
James must knit a beanie for every gig so that it is unique to his head shape and hair length that night.
Danny scales the walls of the venue in climbing gear and must reach the summit by soundcheck.

Old writes Frasier fan-fiction and drinks 18 gallons of tea.

Is there a strong DIY ethic within Heavy Lungs?
We love a trip to B&Q on a Sunday, who doesn’t?
What was the writing process for ‘Abstract Thoughts’ & who did you work with to produce the EP?
We wrote the EP last summer starting from some of Danny’s demoed basslines and lyrics, and completed it together by June/July. It was recorded and mixed at The Malthouse by Dom Mitchison in August who hates us the most because he knows every word to our songs. It was then mastered by Fluid Mastering in London.
Who did you work with for the Stutter music vid?
Elliot Pearce is a member of the Heavy Lungs fellowship. We raised him from a young hatch-ling and molded him into the warrior he is today. This was his first video and he knocked it out of the park.
How did you feel opening for fellow post-punk band IDLES?
They’re our mates so we see those clowns all the time.
What is in the pipeline for Heavy Lungs?
We can’t wait to sell out and have our own late night chat show; maybe some music at some point.
How would you describe your live shows for people who have yet to see you?
A love fest of Tinder dates and broken eardrums.
Listen to the haunting ‘Abstract Thoughts‘ EP on Bandcamp and keep up to date with them on their Facebook and Instagram.
Photo by Lindsay Melbourne

Funky, Fun and Free. The Orielles release their much anticipated Debut Album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’.

Last time we met Esme-Dee, Henry and Sidonie they graced the prestigious stage at The 100 Club in London. They hinted that their album was on the brink of completion, and after flooding the venue with their signature reverb/funk jams our palettes were craving for that release.

Months down the line, that day has finally come. ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ represents a new era for the band, seemingly abandoning the more basic surfy pop songs in favour of a sound filled with synths, cow bells and intensely funky rhythm sections. Esme-Dee pointed this out when we spoke in September, stating that “post-punk, funk and dancey stuff” has had an influence on their evolving sound.

The album opens with ‘Mango’ which still holds resonance to the bands surf roots, but bolsters this new fuller sound. The lyrics transport you to a sunny mind-set filled with palm trees and hippies as far as the eye can see.

The albums leading single, I Only Bought It For The Bottle, has been around for a few months and gave insight into the bands funk fetish. But I don’t think anyone could have predicted how juicy the outcome would be. Released on a cold English day, this album has the ability to take you away from normality, in a similar fashion that Manchester kings The Stone Roses Debut, painted a skeletal Manchester in 80’s indie, dance pop songs.

If you haven’t already, get grooving to Silver Dollar Moment at your nearest convenience.


-Give us a history lesson of the band to the point you are at now.

We were all hanging out all the time anyway as Al and I were in a few other bands together, so we figured we might as well just start another band that includes our partners as they are much better at everything than anyone else we know. We had worked with Upset The Rhythm in the past and it was a pleasure so we made a record and sent it to them and they agreed it would do. We wanted to see a bit more of the UK and Europe so we then pressured UTR into booking a particularly difficult tour which excluded anywhere that might pay well tour or be unable to grow good tomatoes with the exception of Copenhagen, and then another record and another tour etc etc…

-What are the influences on your sound?

Living in the nasty colonial comedy/horrorshow that is Australia is probably #1 influential experience. After that Jimi Hendrix and Nina Simone.

-What were some of your experiences recording the Remember Terry Album?

We played 3 of the songs too fast on the day we were recording live drums and basic guitar tracks so we had to go back later and make them electronic songs. We spent way too much time doing too many overdubs  then of course had to scrap all of that nonsense. The room had very intense afternoon sun which always upped the stressed levels quite a bit at this time.

-Is there a DIY ethic within the band?

We do almost everything ourselves, not really out of some particularly righteous DIY morality but just because recording at home is cheap and easy. We are also precariously employed and would rather spend our hard earned cash on rent and Singapore noodles. There’s basically no difference in the quality of a song whether its recorded for a million bucks or a tenner, the songs just gotta be good. The things we can’t do can be outsourced to other precariously employed people, like mastering, pressing and printing.

-If you were a cover band, what band would you imitate?


-How does the song writing dynamic of the band work?

A bit of everything really, usually someone makes a demo then we all figure out bits and learn it at practice.

-All members are also involved in other projects, how do you find splitting the time and does it effect Terry?

Splitting ideas can be based on whichever band is actually active at the time if the song isn’t already obviously suited to one act. Suprisingly we dont have too much trouble with overlapping shows or tours, Some bands just deactivate occasionally like when someone heads off overseas to have a baby or something.

-What’s in the pipeline at the moment for Terry? Tour? Another EP? Another Album?

We just finished recording album number 3 and are currently booking US/EU tours which will hopefully line up with the albums release.

-Interests outside of music/pass times? Politics/sport/cooking?

Our lives outside music are best represented by this description of our activities today: Xanthe is currently compiling the class timetables for the Victorian College Of The Arts. Al is helping people move house or take their expired whitegoods to the tip. Amy is mixing up hundreds of litres of paint for someones house and after this interview i will photograph advertisement posters around the city to help an advertising company explain their relevance to another company that has paid them to do so. Later on we will probably all watch some winter olympics.

-What bands are you listening to at the moment?

The Green Child, EXEK, Primo, Heldon, Snake And Friends.

-What one thing could you not live without?

 Good tomatoes, if there were only bad ones I would be so disappointed i would just give up and die.

Go listen to Terry on their website and enjoy :

Demob Happy Announce Release of 2nd Album, ‘Holy Doom’

It’s as if Christmas came early this year; Newcastle-formed, Brighton-based trio Demob Happy have announced the release of their 2nd Studio Album ‘Holy Doom’ with SO Recordings for 23rd March 2018.

The title alone is at war with itself, contradicting the idea of pure, angelic holiness with the ashes of dark doom. From what has been released so far off the album, Demob Happy are blending these polar concepts into beautiful symphonies. The ‘Holy’ reflects the crisp, inter-twining vocals such as in ‘Dead Dreamers’; and the ‘Doom’? If you haven’t been forced into a scrunched face by the thick, fuzzy guitar solo in ‘Be Your Man’  then maybe you are truly rattled with a deep darkness. In the words of vocalist/bassist Matthew Marcantonio, “it’s about getting to know your duality, that there’s good and bad in you, and not hiding from either.  A spoonful of sugar is sickly, but with lemon it becomes bittersweet and something new altogether.”

1 web

The 70’s-esque music video for ‘Be Your Man’, is the first off the new album; “We like old videos of bands on TV shows, they have this unorganised quality to them, before this standardised version of what a performer should do and how to act. It was looser and more care free, they took the piss out of it all,” states Marcantonio.

Here at Great Wave, March 2018 cannot come soon enough for the trio to release their punchiest collection yet. Pre-order the album here:

‘Holy Doom’ Track-listing

1. Liar In Your Head
2. Be Your Man
3. Loosen It
4. Fake Satan
5. Runnin’ Around
6. I Wanna Leave (Alive)
7. Maker of Mine
8. Holy Doom
9. Spinning Out
10. Gods I’ve Seen
11. Fresh Outta Luck

Demob erupted onto the scene with the mouth-watering debut album ‘Dream Soda’ which spawned singles ‘Wash It Down’ & ‘Suffer You’ . They have kept busy since then performing at Reading & Leeds Festival, touring with Dinosaur Pile Up, a European tour with The Cribs set for December and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes currently in the pipeline for March 2018.

Check out these dates here:



Best Album of 2017: IDLES ‘Brutalism’

I remember vividly the first time I came across IDLES; a regular everyday commute, sat among the other cogs within the wheel of society. Heel/Heal found its way onto my Spotify queue, and instantly filled me with a sense of unease and curiosity as the track opens with a woman’s echoed screech “NO SURRENDER”, followed by thundering drums and feedback. It cuts deep into your mind and body, filling you with this raw aggression only known to a fucking grizzly bear. What a way to open your debut album.

The unmistakable sound that IDLES have morphed combines powerful drums, vocals with more grit than an icy motorway, intense thrashing guitar, and bass lines that rattle the rib cage. All of which delivered at the speed of a boy-racer in his pimped Astra.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The importance of this album goes even further; IT’S POLITICAL. A stand out track on the album Mother utters in anthem fashion “My Mother works 17 hours, 7 days a week” & “The best way to scare to a Tory is to read and get rich”. Divide & Conquer puts you under a dark spell of hypnosis, repeating “DIVIDE… DIVIDE… AND CONQUER” to an uneasy sludgy guitar chord, before cranking the tempo up to a million BPM. Punk has always had its toe dipped firmly in anti-establishment and leftist politics, as with The Clash during the late 70’s/early 80’s. Similarly, IDLES have before them a political landscape which for many is bleak and at best, unrepresentative of real issues. They have taken the stage to entertain (obviously), but also educate and slap sense into people with a loud, direct message of anger and frustration that, once heard, is almost impossible to ignore.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

1049 Gotho is a perfect example of the satire IDLES bring to the table with their music. Although the overriding lyric in the song is “MY FRIEND IS SO DEPRESSED, HE WISHES HE WAS DEAD” bringing a far more somber mood to the previous tracks, “MY FRIEND IS SO DEPRESSED, SHE WANTED TO HAVE SEX. I PISSED IN THE KITCHEN SINK, AS SHE SLOWLY UNDRESSED” just adds humour that works so well alongside deep motifs and feelings of political anguish.

Other stand out tracks include Well Done, Benzocaine & Exeter.

Why is Brutalism our choice for Album of the Year at Great Wave Magazine? Firstly, because it’s fucking sensational. Secondly… BECAUSE IT’S FUCKING SENSATIONAL. A third reason isn’t needed. If you haven’t already come across this gem of a band, you’re already playing catch up. Jump on the IDLES band wagon and ride it all the way to salvation. Or at least until you start shoving pin piercings in your ear and get pogo-ing with your finest Doc’s on.

Find releases and updates at their website and check them out on Spotify .


Less than 3 days until their first album ‘CHEW’ drops, Muskets singer Cheung takes time to talk to Great Wave Mag.

Yo, I’m Cheung – I do vocals and play guitar in Muskets.

  •  Talk me through the journey of the band so far? 

So we released an EP called SPIN in 2015 through Venn Records, it was a great time. Through that we did countless DIY tours in basements, houses and small venues to like-minded punk and emo fans and created some incredible memories and also formed some great friendships.

  • Is the band signed?

We’re signed to No Sleep Records and have been since earlier this year. They’re a wicked label and were one of the labels we aspired to be on when we were younger, which is cool. Their new roster is also sick; Looming, Hot Mulligan, Julia Louise, Daisyhead, Pine, Aviator and Able Baker Fox to name a few, being a part of this new wave of No Sleep artists is sick, check them out.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

  •  Who have you been on tour with?

We’ve been on tour with some really cool bands, our old friends; The New Tusk, Broadbay and Beachtape shared some of our favorite tours during the SPIN release. Since then we’ve done tours with Tigers Jaw, Culture Abuse, Creeper and Moose Blood and we’re up for ignoring real life by jumping in the van and travelling around, playing shows and getting fucked together and stuff, you know.

  • Chewing Gum. Will it be put on an EP or even an album?

Chewing Gum, 17 Years and You’re So Cool are all going to feature on our debut album ‘CHEW’ which is being released through No Sleep Records on 20th October.

  •  What are the bands plans for near future?

We’re heading out on a co-headline run with Wallflower on 25th to 29th October. Check out the poster below.


Go listen to Muskets emofuzzness on Spotify, and follow them on Instagram & Facebook for updates and news.

Spliffy are looking fresh as, People Just Do Nothing star & style guru Steve Stamp shows off a few items.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

You only got one life, so why waste it wearing lesser clothes? Get looking at Spliffy for your essential garms covering you from cotch jumpers to sharp polos.