Lung has a sound that is dark and commanding, evoking the driving sludge of early grunge with layered sinister undertones. The band is Kate Wakefield, a classically trained opera singer, and Daisy Caplan, formerly of Foxy Shazam, Babe Rage, and Ayin. Playing shows from Nelsonville Music Festival to famed DIY venues like 924 Gilman Street, Lung have made their presence known and developed the reputation as a “must see” band. Since their first performance in April 2016, the pair have played over 400 shows across North America, with a European tour under their belt. Their sophomore album: ‘All The King’s Horses’ landed them the title of one of Daytrotter’s ‘Top 100 bands for 2018’, and worked the crowd into a frenzy at their SXSW 2018 Official Showcase.
When able to tour, Lung lives out of the van for most of the year. The band chooses to play in mostly all-ages, non-bar venues because it’s a part of their conviction that all people deserve access to art/music. “To me, an ideal show is a collaborative effort between everyone present. Communication and exchange of ideas, musical and otherwise, drive the experience and can take everyone involved to some pretty fabulous places”, says Daisy Caplan, drummer of Lung. Touring heavily in 2019, Lung traversed Germany, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, co-headlined an East Coast tour with punk legends ShellShag and were poised to headline a two month run, including dates at Treefort Music Festival sharing the bill with versatile, nomadic bassist CJ Boyd when the Coronavirus hit the pause button on the world. In the unexpected downtime of 2020, Lung managed to author an entirely new album while finalizing the mastering of an already-completed full length.
On April 1st, Lung released a split LP with Dayton rockers Skrt, and plan to release their third full length album in the fall. Keep your eyes open for tour dates to come in summer 2021.
Lung has shared bills with artists such as Le Butcherettes, Screaming Females, Big Business, Brainiac, Swearing At Motorists, Fucked Up, Priests, Machine Girl, Shellshag, The Messthetics, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hawthorne Heights, Downtown Boys, and Street Sects.