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

TERRY TALKS: AUSTRALIAN PSYCH-ROCKERS REVEAL A LOVE FOR JIMI HENDRIX AND GOOD TOMATOES.

-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?

ABBA.

-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 : https://terryhq.bandcamp.com/album/remember-terry

Yizzy @ O2 Academy Islington

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Great Wave Mag talks to young, upcoming grime artist Yizzy, at the O2 Academy in Islington.

 

The crowd wasn’t what we expected for a grime set, as he was opening for teen American singer Billie Eilish. But after seeing Yizzy’s set with BBC Introducing at the O2 Academy Brixton (as the only grime artist there too), we were right in expecting the crowd to be hyped when he came on.

Having only started making music in 2016, it’s an understatement to say Yizzy is doing pretty well for himself. From getting attention with his track ‘Grime Kid’ last December, and releasing his debut EP ‘This Is Life’ in April this year, then his big set at the O2 Academy Brixton in front of thousands, an advert with Nike this month, and now with a new EP coming soon, the grime artist has come up fast.

At the O2 Academy Islington, Great Wave Mag were invited backstage before the show, so we spoke to the 17-year-old grime artist from Lewisham about his experience with BBC Introducing, Red Bull’s Grime-a-side, and what’s next for Yizzy.

Watch the interview here, and see more of Yizzy on his Youtube channel

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.

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  •  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.

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

The Orielles @ The 100 Club

Great Wave Mag met with The Orielles back stage, before they unleashed a barrage of dreamy surf-rock upon the intimate crowd inside the 100 Club. A venue with such history and uniqueness is truly a great testimony to the potential of this band.

The Orielles consist of sisters Esme-Dae (Bass/Vocals) & Sidonie (Drums), with Henry providing his services for lead guitar. Henry has been friends with the sisters ever since the age of nine, the age when they first began to jam. But the band is still rather new, only officially existing the past 2/3 years.

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The 100 Club doesn’t seem to intimidate the band, their calm exteriors let you know they have what it takes to put such a prestigious venue under their belts. It feels really good to be playing here, Sidonie added; I’ve heard a lot of decent punk bands have played here which is cool.

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Their surf side is inspired by The Beach Boys and more modern surf sounds like Pixies, but the extra ingredient in their recent vibe derives from their interest in post-punk, disco and funk genres with The Orielles twist added on.

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Delighting the crowd with a range of tracks from older material such as Joey Says We Got it, Just like Glue & Jobin as well as their new track Sugar Tastes Like Salt & I Only Bought It For The Bottle, which delves into their fascination with funk and acid house, while still retaining their specific sound. We’ve come a long way from playing Green Day covers, Henry says; still yearn for them days. Who would have guessed that?

Proletariat deliver a post-punk beauty with their latest single ‘Ignorance’ and gave Great Wave Mag a few words.

  • Introduce the band, Where you from? Age? How long you been together?
Proletariat consists of James Cummins (21) on Vocals and Rhythm guitar, Connor Dolan (23) on Lead, Aaron Hall (19) on bass, and Luke O’Reilly (18) on the kit. We’re all from Mossley and Saddleworth, the land of many hills and interesting sounds.
We played our first gig back in August 2016, on the 19th at a venue called Aatma. Although Luke didn’t join us until November time for our first gig with This Feeling. He was actually the drummer for the band we supported during our first gig and the deal was made outside a club called 42s in the city centre. Funnily enough we’ve just marked our first year anniversary with a sold-out headline show at Soup Kitchen which was actually slightly oversold. It’s surreal to think of how this past year has played out, we never ever imagined it.
  • Signed/unsigned?
We’re unsigned, all our own thing at the minute. No management, no label, no publishers.

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  • Whats the inspirations behind the new single?
Ignorance is a story about someone battling the demons of mental illness, and the chorus exemplifies the outcry of the sheer amount of people out there who sadly need help. There’s been a huge increase in awareness over recent years, and social media sites like Twitter can often be a godsend for people. But it still seems like people are suffering in silence, this song was a token of respect to them – it’s our implicit attempt to let them know they’re not alone.
  • What’s coming up for the band? Gigs, tour, studio time?
We’ve got plenty coming up! Here are our dates (below) and there WILL definitely be some studio time, although we can’t say what for just yet.

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PROLETARIAT TOUR DATES AUTUMN 2017:

Gulliver’s, Manchester (Supporting Baby Strange) – September 20th

ULU, London (Supporting Cabbage) – October 5th

The Met Lounge, Peterborough (Supporting Cabbage) – October 6th

Academy 2, Manchester (This Feeling Alive Tour) – October 8th

Church, Dundee (Supporting Cabbage) – October 11th

PJ Molloys, Dunfermline (Supporting Cabbage) – October 12th

Inside Out, Darlington (Supporting Cabbage) – October 13th

The Drawing Room, Barrow (Supporting Cabbage) – October 14th