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W.H. LUNG – ” Gd Tym “

Posted: August 25, 2021 in MUSIC
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Manchester, England-based dance-rock band W.H Lung were releasing a new album, “Vanities”, on September 3rd via Melodic, but they have pushed it back to October 8th due to COVID-19 and pressing plant issues. To tide fans over, they have shared the album’s third single, “Gd Tym,” which was shared via a video starring a drag queen named Dylan as she wanders a small town in Northern England. The band’s Joe Evans co-directed the video with Craig McLaughlin.

Evans had this to say about the video in a press release: “The ‘Gd Tym’ video sees a drag queen sweep like a flame through a town in need of a party. She moves through the scenes bringing fierceness and love, fulfilling her divine task, before disappearing back into the land.

“I wanted the video to celebrate the central message of the song which rejoices in dancing and freedom and expression. I knew it had to be drag. We were so blessed to work with the amazing Dylan who brought such an elegance, glamour and vitality to their performance.

“I was inspired to create moving photographs, equally by the music videos of Solange and the vibrant slice-of-life photography of Martin Parr. The beautiful work of Craig McLaughlin who co-directed and edited this video and Jamie Haigherty, our DP, was essential in bringing these worlds together.

“The video was shot in the Calder Valley, around Heptonstall and our previous home of Todmorden. These are the real-life people and places from the period of our lives that informed the writing of this album. It’s a real joy to be able to pay homage to this these people and this scenery and here too.”

Previously W.H. Lung shared Vanities’ first single, “Pearl In The Palm”. Then came the album’s second single, “Showstopper

Vanities is the band’s sophomore album, the follow-up to 2019’s Incidental Music. W.H. Lung’s main songwriters are Tom Sharkett and Joe Evans.

In a previous press release, Sharkett said that their hometown is integral to their sound. “Manchester is a very important part of this record,” he says. “The White Hotel, nights like Wet Play, seeing Gerd Janson DJ at the End of Year Riot (Electric Chair) and then discovering all the amazing stuff on his label Running Back. Then when we moved to Todmorden it was the same. Seeing Andrew Weatherall down the road from our flat at The Golden Lion—it just felt like an exciting time for us and I wanted to consume as much new music as possible.”

Evans said that the dancefloor is also an important component of the new album. “Vanities is a musical representation of what Tom and I crave the most now that it’s been taken away from us,” he said. “In simple terms, we love to dance and have both fallen deeper in love with the music that facilitates that. Because of this voracious appetite for new music and the experiences that come with that hunger, influences on the album are vast: the aforementioned Weatherall, Robyn, Todd Terje, Grauzone, Kelly Lee Owens, Helena Hauff and countless others.”

“Gd Tym”, from upcoming album “Vanities”, out October 8th on Melodic Records.

W.H LUNG – ” Showstopper “

Posted: July 20, 2021 in MUSIC
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By naming a song “Showstopper” you’re immediately setting yourself a pretty high bar and it’s not exactly the easiest branding to live up to. Fortunately, this is W.H Lung we’re talking about here – so settle in and enjoy the pièce de résistance.

It’s a dreamy take from the quintet who previously have made spaced out sounds so well that it’s a surprise they weren’t tapped up for the new Space Jam film. The pulse behind this one keeps you on the right path as various vocal entries and guitars try to capture your attention as they flicker away, racing from side to side and throwing your head around the room. It’s genuinely beautiful in its creation and will hit all those right notes to release the sweetest endorphins your brain has to offer.

So settle in one last time and get this down you, it’ll be good for you. Congratulations to the band on managing to make sure they lived up to that ambitious name. What a way to end the show.

They’re named after a Chinese supermarket in their native Manchester W.H Lung are releasing their sophomore album “Vanities” in September. The Dancey lead single “Pearl In the Palm” got us to be plenty excited for the LP. And now they’re back with another track, the new wave banger “Showstopper.”

“‘Showstopper’ is about The Fear. It’s the day after the night before when you’ve let it all go or let yourself go large or let yourself get vulnerable, thinking ah no what happened last night? what did I say?” W.H. Lung say. “And yet the song does contain testimony of the beauty and transformation that can be found in a very good night out. softlizard’s verse is saying, alright stop thinking so much, get up and dance.”

Showstopper” (ft. softlizard), from upcoming album “Vanities“, out September 3rd on Melodic Records.

W.H LUNG – ” Vanities “

Posted: June 13, 2021 in MUSIC
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Where W.H. Lung’s 2019 debut Incidental Music found the band blending post-punk and krautrock guitars with synth-pop propulsion, “Pearl in the Palm” shifts the scales towards the latter end of the rock show vs. dance floor spectrum. Synth sounds evoking both Blade Runner and Giorgio Moroder swirl around uptempo drums and Evans’ reedy vocals, with funky guitar accents, group vocals and a sprawl that never slows evoking the best of dance-punk greats like LCD Soundsystem. “The song is exploring relationships, the stakes of relationships, and how that defines the individual,” says Evans of the song and its video—which he co-directed alongside Gracie Collier, shooting in January in the Irish midlands—in a statement. “You can find yourself in a balloon, if you’re willing to let that happen. Just like you can find yourself in another person. And you’ve got to go away to come back.

Vanities is the band’s sophomore album, the follow-up to 2019’s Incidental Music. W.H. Lung’s main songwriters are Tom Sharkett and Joe Evans.

In a press release, Sharkett says that their hometown is integral to their sound. “Manchester is a very important part of this record,” he says. “The White Hotel, nights like Wet Play, seeing Gerd Janson DJ at the End of Year Riot (Electric Chair) and then discovering all the amazing stuff on his label Running Back. Then when we moved to Todmorden it was the same. Seeing Andrew Weatherall down the road from our flat at The Golden Lion—it just felt like an exciting time for us and I wanted to consume as much new music as possible.”

Pearl in the Palm”, from upcoming album “Vanities”, out September 3rd on Melodic Records.

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Taken from their upcoming album Incidental Music, W. H. Lung‘s new release “Second Death Of My Face” establishes them as new players in modern rock.

W. H. Lung‘s first cut “Simpatico People” was a delightful homage to the originators of Krautrock. Their new track sees them pushing beyond the confines of that genre and into synthier, shinier territory.

While still retaining their now-hallmark sense of rhythmic propulsion, “Second Death of My Face” offers a spit-polished, chrome-plated melodic element to their sound – similar to the leap NEU! made between their second record and NEU! 75. The exciting thing about this pair of W. H. Lung tracks is that they’re from the same record.

“I put down some nonsense for melody over an early draft,” says Joseph E. of the band, “and when I listened back it sounded like ‘my face, my face.’ The images that followed seemed filmic and the idea went from there. The chorus came to me as I fiddled on the piano in Central Library. It was big and unashamed and I was thinking of Bowie.

“My phone had died so I couldn’t record it as a voice note. I remember the panic of not wanting to lose the melody and of needing to try the idea out (out loud). I rushed home with my eyes half closed, singing it over and over in my head. It’s about watching your own life lived.”

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This is the second single from the record for you. The bulk of Second Death Of My Face was developed on the piano of Manchester’s Central Library, and it is a five and half minute epic, with cathartic lyrics and soaring crescendos – probably their most anthemic release so far…“Second Death Of My Face” is out now and debut album Incidental Music drops 5th April on Melodic Records.

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W. H. Lung is a recording project founded in Manchester in mid-2016. Its first single to yield is the dream-like and shifting ‘Inspiration!’, recorded at The Nave in Leeds and produced by Matt Peel (Eagulls). A song that speaks to the ideas of eternity, belonging and meaninglessness, it takes the shape of a kraut/psych peregrination; persevering but never dull, and bringing it home before the break. The motorik nature of the track stems from W. H. Lung’s writing ethic which, with an Alesis drum machine at its core, aims to create a surrounding maelstrom of ethereal circuits and hypnotic rhythms. W. H. Lung continue to write and record. The debut album ‘Incidental Music’ drops 5th April 2019 on Melodic Records.

The first single taken from W. H. Lung’s debut album ‘Incidental Music’ out 5/4/19.

W.H LUNG – ” Want “

Posted: November 23, 2017 in MUSIC
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Manchester recent newcomers W.H. Lung continue to impress with new cut ‘Want’.

The band’s sound is immediately infectious yet difficult to place; off kilter guitar pop with swathes of electronics, their never-ending percussive chug recalls Neu! at their most expansive.

New song ‘Want‘ is a mini-epic, a masterpiece in control and release, with those impeccable Krautrock influences set against an innate pop sensibility.

Perfectly sized to occupy the side of a seven inch single, ‘Want‘ acts as a sort of mini-manifesto, with W.H. Lung barking out Kerouac’s advice: “First thought, best thought!”

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W.H LUNG – ” Really Something “

Posted: November 22, 2017 in MUSIC
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Taking inspiration for their name from the popular Chinese cash and carry, W.H. Lung is a recording project founded in Manchester in late-2016.

Its first release, recorded at The Nave in Leeds and produced by Matt Peel, was double A-side single ‘Inspiration!’ / ‘Nothing Is’. The experimental tracks locate ideas of eternity and belonging in a peregrination through the absurdity of meaninglessness, and have drawn comparisons to influential Krautrock band Neu! with vocal comparisons to David Byrne.

After making their live debut in May this year playing at The Anthony Burgess Foundation, they bagged slots at some of the best emerging talent festivals such as Blue Dot, End of the Road and Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.

W.H. Lung jump in the pool for ‘Nothing Is’

Manchester’s W.H Lung who take their name from a local supermarket, don’t pay much heed to convention. They might have just two songs out there – ‘Nothing Is’ and flip-side ‘Inspiration!’ – but their output to date still clocks in at the length of an average EP.

As you’d perhaps expect, then, their new video isn’t any old montage of brick walls and shaky gig footage; instead, W.H. Lung have set up in a (thankfully empty) swimming pool in Manchester to run through ‘Nothing Is’ live. Hazy and meandering, with a bit of fist-clenching euphoria in the mix, too, the performance’s ‘Really Something!’ title is an apt summary.

W.H. Lung are set to play at The Green Man Festival this weekend.

With foundations from Manchester, W. H. Lung is a three piece that have just shared a first single that is a quite spectacular, its breathtaking near-eight minute epic.

The band, who formed just a few months ago, recorded at The Nave in Leeds and describe it as “a song that speaks to the ideas of eternity, belonging and meaninglessness.”

It was produced by Matt Peel, who’s also recently worked with Eagulls, and will be released via their own label, Hed Glo Inc. on 25th November.

Inspiration! speaks to the ideas of eternity, belonging and meaninglessness, it takes the shape of a pulsing, kraut-psych journey. The motorik nature of the track stems from W. H. Lung’s writing ethic which, with an Alesis drum machine at its core, aims to create a surrounding maelstrom of ethereal circuits and hypnotic rhythms.

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