W. H. LUNG
The sparkling synth pop and motorik krautrock of Manchester-based three-piece W. H. LUNG first burst onto the music scene in 2017, with the release of the single ‘Inspiration!/Nothing Is’. Originally conceived as a studio-based project by school friends, Joseph E (vocals, synths), Tom S (guitar), and Tom P (bass), the trio quickly became sought after for live shows and performances off the back of their 2017 debut, playing stages at British festivals including Green Man and End Of The Road.
Drawing their inspiration from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads, Prince and Julia Holter, the three-piece returned to the studio to start work on their debut album. Distilling their influences into the album, the resulting ‘Incidental Music’ was released to critical acclaim in early 2019, preceded by the singles ‘Second Death of My Face’ and ‘Simpatico People’. The record’s synth pop hums and motor grooves earned it the nod from Piccadilly Records, who named it their album of the year in 2019.