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Track Of The Day #966: W. H. Lung – Inspiration

W. H. Lung is a recording project founded in Manchester in mid-2016. Released at the tail end of last year their debut single ‘Inspiration!’ is a cracking seven- minute sonic march on a ‘human’ parliament,  recorded at The Nave in Leeds and produced by Matt Peel (Eagulls, Autobahn, Pulled Apart by Horses).  

Its rumbling motorik rhythm haunted by the ghosts of ’70s krautrock/psych: is underpinned by an Alesis drum machine rhythm, that’s shattered by lacerating guitar licks and shuddered to its foundations by incendiary vocals that wrestle with issues like “eternity, belonging and meaninglessness.” Spiralling somewhere between the urgency of Johnny Rotten’s PiL-era and David Bryne of Talking Heads. “We got qualms with the rich/qualms with the ill/qualms with the poor/it’s an honoured agreement,” he sings; it’s a howl of frustration from the margins, a cry against political injustice, a rumbling sonic maelstrom of existentialism and it’s all the more unmissable because of it.

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.