Hot on the heels of their previous single ‘Simpatico People,’ Manchester’s W. H. Lung swiftly follow up with their new track, ‘Second Death Of My Face.’ It’s yet another tantalizing taster from their forthcoming debut album Incidental Music, set for release on Melodic Records.
Although a shorter number than the mammoth ten minute ‘Simpatico People,’ ‘Second Death Of My Face’ still clocks in at over five minutes, and takes the listener on a rousing journey throughout. Starting out on an almost science fictional theme, pitch-bending synthesizers swoop in and out, gradually building up to the central melody (the bulk of the songwriting for this number was undertaken by singer Joseph E. at a grand piano in Manchester’s Central Library). Once again, the production is clear as a bell – even with their experimental flourishes in structure and form, there’s still an unashamed ’80s pop sensibility to the song, keeping their sound tight and concise as it builds layer upon layer, weaving towards a soaring, epic conclusion.
Having recently gained plaudits from the likes of Loud & Quiet, MOJO and Uncut, W. H. Lung have marked themselves out as one of the ones to watch in 2019.
W. H. Lung’s debut album, Incidental Music is set for release on April 5th via Melodic. Pre-orders can be made here.
A tour to support the new album is set for May, calling at:
Sat 11th May – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Sun 12th May – Gold Sounds Festival, Leeds
Mon 13th May – The Garage (Attic Bar), Glasgow
Tue 14th May – The Bodega, Nottingham
Wed 15th May – Green Door Store, Brighton
Thu 16th May – The Louisiana, Bristol
Fri 17th May – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Sat 18th May – Oslo (Hackney), London
Fri 24th – Sun 26th May – Sea Change Festival, Totnes
Fri 14th June – Band On The Wall, Manchester (w/ Working Men’s Club)
Photo Credit: Rosie Butcher