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DEDUST meets: Danny Nedelko (Deutsch)

DEDUST meets: Danny Nedelko (Deutsch)

Danny Nedelko (im obigen Bild liegend) ist Sänger der Band Heavy Lungs aus Bristol. Sie veröffentlichen Punkmusik, was in Zeiten des Brexit gar nicht mehr nach einem ausgedienten Genre klingt. Ihre bisherigen drei EP’s sind voller Energie, liefern verzerrte Riffs und einen Drummer, der ein absoluter Maniac in Action ist. Dazu bringt Danny Nedelkos markanter Gesang Humor genauso zur Geltung wie ernste Themen. Aktuell sind Heavy Lungs auf Europa-Tour und beschallen kleine Clubs mit vielen Dezibel. Vor ihrem Gig im Cassiopeia in Berlin hat Danny Nedelko zwischen zwei Zigaretten ein paar Fragen beantwortet.

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DEDUST Meets: Danny Nedelko (English)

DEDUST Meets: Danny Nedelko (English)

Danny Nedelko (lying down in the picture above) is singer of the band Heavy Lungs from Bristol. They release punk music, which in times of Brexit doesn’t sound like an outdated genre anymore. Their previous three EP’s are full of energy, delivering distorted riffs and a drummer who is an absolute maniac in action. In addition, Danny Nedelkos distinctive vocals bring humour as well as serious themes to the fore. At the moment Heavy Lungs are playing a Europe-Tour, where they come to small clubs and deliver a lot of decibels. Before their gig at Cassiopeia in Berlin, Danny Nedelko answered a few questions between two cigarettes.

DEDUST: You’ve been on Tour a few days, playing some gigs in the UK. How has it been so far?

Danny Nedelko: They were being good. The Wild Path Festival was fun, Oxford was great. It is always a lot of fun. But it feels like today is the first proper gig of the tour, cause we crossed the canal.

How is your tour life? Are you a band drinking all the time or do you focus on the music?
It has been a lot of driving and a lot of hotels. We had some drinks to enjoy ourselves, but we are more concerned about our show. It’s not about getting fucked up, it’s about the music. We are very exited, it is such a blessing and we are really humbled to have the opportunity to play in Berlin and all the dates in Europe.

Recently you put out the „Measure EP“. How do you create music, who is the leading the process?
It’s a collective process between the four of us, it is kind of fluid. Sometimes I do have a riff and we go from there. Or we start with the drums, but it all happens together and it’s from everyone. I write the lyrics, George helped out with some lyrics for the chorus of „(A bit of a) Birthday“. It’s all very collective, we inspire each other. We have a space where we come together, twice a week or so, and hopefully we will be doing a lot more music after we come back from the tour.

On the Measure EP you deal with birthdays and you don’t seem to really like them. Why is that?
It is more of a resentment of certain tropes that come with celebrating a birthday. Every routine is the same and you get older. And as you get older you just stop enjoying them that much. Perhaps it is a little middle finger to all that stereotypical celebrations on your birthday. It’s a little fun song on the EP.

You also seem to don’t like presents very much. Did you get shitty presents recently?
I do like presents. But however, one of the worst presents I ever got was a present from my uncle, when i was like 16, 17. I got a manual paper shredder, this big *shows with the hands* and I was like: What am I gonna shred at 17? I don’t have any documents, I dont have any money laundering, so whats the point of that?

The first time I heard about you and your band was in the Idles Song called „Danny Nedelko“. When did you meet Joe?
We’ve been friends for a long time, for over five years. I used to work at a pub in bristol, where the bassist Dev was my manager. So he was my boss and just through working there I met all the guys and we formed a really good friendship.

How important are frienships for you?
Of course they are important, man. People like Joe inspire me, they push me to be better. And you look up to your friends, so friendships are important.

The Idles Song is about immigrantion. You are from the Ukraine, right?
Yes, I am from Odessa in the Ukraine. And the song is really embracing all the positiv aspects that immigration brought to the UK. It is a lovesong to the immigrants. I am pleased to be a part of it.

When did you come to the UK?
I came 11 years ago when I was 15, I’m 26 now. So I have been in the UK for over a decade.

Has it been hard to start a new life in another country?
Yeah, absolutely hard. I spoke english before, since kindergarden, but however it was a massive culture shock. I didn’t have any friends and I had to learn real quick. But in retrospect, I first didnt like it, but now I’m fully embracing and loving it.

With Brexit going on, do you feel that the climate in your country is changing towards an immigrant hostile atmosphere?
It’s an absolute fucking shitshow that is going on in the UK. Absolute fucked up and dumb, you know. A complete madness, so ridiculous. It just keeps being postponed and I hope it’s going to be stopped. It is a ridiculous situation, but a lot of people are speaking up, which is good.

It’s an absolute fucking shitshow. 

Danny Nedelko on Brexit.

DEDUST meets: Joey Bargeld

DEDUST meets: Joey Bargeld

Beitragsbild: Julian Hülser

Er ist ein bisschen Punk, ein bisschen Zuecho, ab und zu fucked ab, aber gerade deswegen einer der vielseitigsten Rapper Deutschlands. Joey Bargeld hat nach etlichen Features u.a. mit Haiyti und Trettmann, sowie EPs mit Darko Beats und KischKrieg sein Debütalbum „Punk is Dead“ herausgebracht. Grund genug, ihn in seinem Studio in Hamburg zu besuchen, um über Musik und das Leben zu reden.

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