A flaming cocktail of Talking Heads and Hookworms, with an added sprinkle of melodrama, Manchester’s W.H. Lung (who take their name from a local supermarket, and featured in last week’s Neu Bulletin) 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 Manchester’s The International Anthony Burgess Foundation this Friday; it’s a nice little launch show for their debut single ’Inspiration! / Nothing Is’. Tickets are on sale here, and pre-orders for the physical single are also open.
We’re premiering W.H. Lung’s new video below. Have a watch.