Big Heet Share Explosive and Dynamic New Album “On A Wire” Ahead Of Album Release This Friday via Exploding In Sound Records’ Tape Club

October 18, 2017

James Oliveros

Big Heet Share Stream “On A Wire” LP via GoldFlakePaint

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

New Show Announced with Speedy Ortiz and Tera Melos


Big Heet, the Tallahassee quartet led by former Ex-Breathers guitarist/vocalist David Settle, are streaming their full-length debut, On A Wire, today via GoldFlakePaint. Due out October 20th via the Exploding In Sound Records Tape Club, the record shifts between agitated post-punk that darts around in a deranged brilliance and tangled post-hardcore that uses dynamics to build tension. A socially conscious album, Big Heet rally against anxiety, environmental concerns, politics, antisemitism, dead end jobs, assault, abuse, and false activism, doing their part to create real change.

GoldFlakePaint shared: “Breathless, messy, chaotic, unshackled. So many words that could be cause for scathing concern in certain corners of the room. Throw them all under the punk rock umbrella, however, and you their meaning is transformed; twisted in to thrilling shapes, expanding and collapsing, and resulting in a record like ‘On A Wire‘”.

The record’s lyrics and song descriptions can be found via Big Heet’s Bandcamp.


11/08 – Tallahasse, FL @ Club Downunder w/ Tera Melos and Speedy Ortiz

Big Heet
On A Wire
October 20, 2017
Exploding In Sound Records
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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

“Recorded in the quartet’s Tallahassee practice room, there’s certainly a sense of such claustrophobic surroundings permeating from every second of the record; the whole ten-track record tightly bound, ragged and sweat-drenched, quickly unraveling with each forward-step. The result is something brutal and brilliant; a fired-up document of these hellish times that just might offer some sense of cathartic release when you need it the most.” – GoldFlakePaint

“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)

“a slow-burning track that exceeds five minutes in its build toward a thrashing climax where Settle’s screams are masked by fuzzy guitars and distorted bass. Suddenly, the sound abruptly breaks, there is silence, and then a more toned back version of Big Heet re-enters to take the song full circle.” – Uproxx


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.
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