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WH Lung – humming synth-pop trio from Manchester

WH Lung bring us some cracking slightly retro but forward looking dynamic synth-pop. Visionary in itself, the track Second Death of My Face is a truly beautiful piece of music. And there’s more. A double LP has just been released on vinyl and you can get it here.

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Track Listing

  1. You Found Me Willy Tea Taylor
  2. Don’t Marry Too Soon Little Miss Cornshucks
  3. The Thing About Things Amanda Palmer
  4. Second Death of My Face WH Lung
  5. I Am Not Afraid Charley Crockett
  6. Them Changes Thundercat
  7. Hummingbird Willy Tea Taylor

WH Lung are a trio out of Manchester with some humming synth-pop music
WH Lung’s debut LP Incidental Music is out now.

WH Lung and the debut LP

Humming synth-pop meets insistent, driving rhythms from this “little known about” Manchester trio. Debut album is out now and what a journey it has been to get there. WH Lung’s rise to fame can only be described as unconventional. They decided early on that they were not a live act, instead preferring a studio-based project. However, after the release of their debut 10″ release in 2017 the tis offers started to flood in despite them not even being able to fill a 30 minute set.

When we recorded ‘Inspiration!’ none of us had a clue about synths or drum machines

Band member Tom S recalls “When we confirmed these performances we didn’t even have enough songs to fill a half an hour set. The transition was exciting because we had to start from scratch. We had to write the songs, find people to play in the live band and put a decent set together in about three months.” Despite these sporadic pin-sharp live performances WH Lung have stayed remarkably true to their initial concept. They are still mainly studio-based, enjoying a couple of live acts here and there. They have allowed a good 2 years since the initial buzz for this LP to gestate. Resisting the temptation to knee jerk a release was well thought out. Incidental Music is a crisp and considered production as a result.

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.

Band member Tom P

Record Store Day 2019

So I visited my local record store today, something I love to do whatever the day, Record Store Day or not. Always a pleasure to chat with Steve and James at x-records. They have managed to stock all 500 RSD releases and also had a live set downstairs from local lads Our Fold. The store was rammed, more rammed than usual in fact. I did want to get to speak to Our Fold to learn more about what they are creating but didn’t get the opportunity – it was the usual RSD chaos. Perhaps I’ll get the opportunity soon. So – what did I buy, well it wasn’t an RSD release, but it is relevant nonetheless. I picked up WH Lung’s debut LP of course, and it’s wonderful. Even managed to stop for a cold beer on the way home!

Wow! What a day. Record Store Day 2019 and I can barely contain my excitement. I travelled to the Northern town of Bury and walked through the old flea market there which was a regular stomping ground for me when I was younger. I regularly wax lyrical to my wife when we walk through there that “on this very spot used to be a record store that I visited each week as a youngster”. Well, what a delight to bump into the guys from Vinyl Demand who have set up camp there. Really nice guys – had a proper chinwag and learned that they regularly operate out of Huddersfield market but decided to spread their wings a bit further. We’re sure glad they did. Yeah of course I made a purchase – here it is!

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