Big Heet Announce Full-Length Debut “On A Wire” Out October 20th via Exploding In Sound Records’ Tape Club

September 26, 2017

James Oliveros


Big Heet Announce Full-Length Debut “On A Wire”

Out October 20th via
Exploding In Sound Records’ Tape Club

Share politically charged new single “Flint”

Big Heet are sharing their first single “Flint” today with the announcement of their full-length debut, On A Wire, due out October 20th via the Exploding In Sound Records Tape Club. Led by former Ex-Breathers guitarist/singer David Settle, the Tallahassee quartet’s sound is rooted in post-hardcore with tangled post-punk, veering away from Settle’s hardcore past toward a highly combustible and dangerously loose sound. The Jimmy approved band’s debut album is a political statement of unrest, filled with primal fury and detached punk.

Speaking about “Flint,” Settle shared:

“It’s easy to become overwhelmed by our inability to change anything politically when the elected are ok with poisoning their own constituents and destroying the land. From the water crisis in Flint and the pipelines at Standing Rock and Sabal Palm, to the mass polluting of South Florida waters by Big Sugar companies (many of whom are top financial supporters of our highest-powered state politicians), its obvious that many in power care more about the corporate hands in their pockets than the lives they’re meant to represent.”

Post-Trash shared the premiere, David Anthony offering:

“One listen to “Flint,” the lead single from the band’s debut album On A Wire, shows a band going even further back into hardcore’s past. While Devo is an obvious reference point for “Flint,” it’s easy to contextualize the band in the present moment, at once sounding like bands such as Coneheads, Liquids, Booji Boys, or even Ausmuteants. Guitars jitter nervously atop the song’s wiry frame, serving as a bracing burst of fury that recalls hardcore’s gestational age.”

Big Heet
On A Wire
October 20, 2017
Exploding In Sound Records
Join The Tape Club

1. On A Wire
2. Flint 
3. Yellow Badge
4. Suitandtie Skin
5. Conversation Paranoia
6. Mirror
7. Failure at Work
8. Incomplete
9. Digital Age
10. Personal/Political

“Flint,” a song that rages against the hubris and destruction brought on by a capitalist society, one that violates basic human rights for the sake of profit margins. It’s a rager of a song, and one that demands repeat listens. – David Anthony (Post-Trash)


Big Heet is a 4-piece from Tallahassee, FL. Started by singer and guitarist David Settle in the summer of 2016 after the breakup of Ex-Breathers, the band was rounded out by roommates Geoff Perkins (bass) and Ronnie Francisco (drums).  Although most of their new record On A Wire was written as a three-piece, they were later joined by guitarist Josh Saul of Miracle Roy to help fill out their sound.  After fine-tuning the songs at local house shows, they recorded the album in the practice room of their house in July of 2017. Fueled by the anxieties of living in darker and darker times and trying to stay politically aware and active when national and local travesties keep piling up, Big Heet blends different influences from punk, post-punk, hardcore, and noise rock in an attempt to capture the stress of staying sane in today’s world.
Follow Big Heet at:
Bandcamp |   Exploding In Sound Records

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