When did you move to Bristol?
About seven or eight years ago.
Who’s your top Bristol artist at the moment?
Think my tattoo should be a sufficient answer.
What are your go-to places to eat and drink?
Mark’s Bread on North Street has got one of the best breakfasts and coffees in town, I think. Bristol Beer Factory tap room just down from Mark’s is a favourite for a drink: great beer and even better staff (loads of friends work there). Also by the time this is published, I think Good Measure, a new pub on Chandos Road from Good Chemistry will be open, so pop down there. Jamaica Street Stores is a fantastic restaurant. Cargo Cantina for the best tacos. Printed Goods in Totterdown for some excellent art and lifestyle products.The Grain Barge in Hotwells for a drink with a view.
What’s the perfect way to spend a day here?
Outside the Arnolfini on a hot summer’s day. Oh baby.
What’s your favourite thing about the city?
The ‘bump in’ is my favourite thing about Bristol. Chances of walking down the street and bumping into one of your friends or someone you haven’t seen in a while and ending up spending time with them.
And your least favourite?
I don’t understand the question…
Any top venues?
The Louisiana. The Fleece. Fiddlers.
What’s in store for Heavy Lungs in 2019?
New songs, new year, new us.
How do you feel about the way 2018 went for the band?
2018 has been absolutely surreal and fantastic. We’re humbled and grateful for everything.
What’s been your finest act of resistance lately?
Not building a wardrobe I got the other day from IKEA.
Heavy Lungs are touring the UK from 23rd January, culminating in their sold-out Louisiana show on 2nd February. Their ‘Blood Brother’ split single with IDLES is out now, with a new EP coming up in the ensuing months.
See the video for ‘Blood Brother’ below: