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      October 14, 2020

      Wednesday   7:30 PM

      275 Pentonville Road
      Islington, Islington N1 9NL

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      W. H. Lung

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      Doors open at 7:30 PM – Event ends at 11:00 PM

      Age: You must be 18 years of age or more to attend this event (no exceptions) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.

      W. H. Lung’s arrival at their debut album has been less conventional than most. A trait shared with the music they make, which weaves between shimmering synth pop and the infectious grooves of 70’s Berlin. The band never had any intention of playing live when forming, aiming instead to be a primarily studio-based project.

      That approach was challenged when they released their debut 10” in 2017. The propulsive charge, pulsing electronics, glacial melodies and David Byrne-esque vocals on Inspiration!/Nothing Is meant that they were quickly in demand. Booking requests started to flood in and W. H. Lung found themselves cutting their teeth on festival stages that summer. “When we confirmed these performances we didn’t even have enough songs to fill a half an hour set,” Tom S. recalls. “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.”

      Though whilst some new bands may have let that interest change the course of the project, W. H. Lung stayed true to their original reticence and worked mainly as a studio band with live shows kept sporadic. Ironically, W. H. Lung have since become a formidable live unit. Their show is a fusion of loose, free form rhythms that unravel in glorious shifting waves with a taut, hyper-slick dynamism; the razor precision of post-punk meeting the strutting and sensual groove of synth pop.

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