Heavy Lungs is a British post-punk band based in Bristol. The band includes drummer George Garratt, guitarist Oliver Southgate, vocalist Danny Nedelko, and bassist James Minchall. In late 2018, the lead singer became subject of a song of his namesake by fellow Bristol band, IDLES, who released the track “Danny Nedelko” as a lead-single off of their sophomore album, Joy as an Act of Resistance.
Heavy Lungs formed in early 2017 through bassist James Minchall and vocalist Danny Nedelko. Nedelko and Minchall had worked together, and began recording music together, later recruiting local Bristol musicians, Oliver Southgate and George Garratt to round out the band. In 2018, the band released their debut extended play, Abstract Thoughts. In 2019, the band released two EPs: Straight to CD which came out on 14 February 2019.The second EP, Measure was released on 10 October 2019.