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W. H. Lung

Incidental Music

melodic



cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 5th Apr 2019

£10.99


very limited (400 only) "dinked edition 09" bone colour 180g 2lp in specially printed sleeve + exclusive art print signed & numbered + download (pre-order)

Expected Release: 5th Apr 2019

£25.99


180g 2lp + download (pre-order)

Expected Release: 5th Apr 2019

£22.99


You will rarely hear a debut of this calibre - one that deftly & thrillingly weaves between shimmering synth pop & the infectious grooves of 70’s Berlin.

Having caught them live a few times, we knew this band were something truly special - the energy, the grooves, the stage presence & the irresistable head-nodding propulsion - they really are extraordinary.

W.H. Lung’s arrival at their debut album has been less conventional than most. The band never had any intention of playing live when forming, aiming instead to be a primarily studio-based project. That approach was challenged when they released their debut 10” ('Inspiration!/Nothing Is') in 2017, which meant that they were quickly in demand. Booking requests started to flood in and W. H. Lung found themselves cutting their teeth on festival stages that summer. Though whilst some new bands may have let that interest change the course of the project, W. H. Lung stayed true to their original reticence and worked mainly as a studio band with their formidable live shows kept sporadic. W. H. Lung have allowed this album to naturally gestate over the course of two years .

The result is a remarkably considered debut - the production is crisp and pristine but not over-polished, the synths and electronics radiate and hum with a golden aura and the vocals weave between tender delivery and forceful eruptions. There is a palpable energy to the songs, as experienced in 10 glorious minutes of opening statement 'Simpatico People'. “I think it’s important to erase the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture,” states Joseph E. This colliding of worlds not only exists in the potent mix between whip-smart arrangements, lyrics and seamlessly danceable music but also in the fact that they are named after a cash and carry in Manchester. As Tom P. explains, “I thought it was funny juxtaposing those kind of austere associations with W. H. Auden and other initialed poets, writers, artists, etc. with the fact that it’s really just a Chinese supermarket.”

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Tracklist

  1. Simpatico People
  2. Bring It Up
  3. Inspriation!
  4. An Empty Room
  5. Nothing Is
  6. Want
  7. Second Death Of My Face
  8. Overnight Phenomenon