Manchester psych/post-punk band W. H. Lung have returned with their new single “High Pressure Days“, alongside an accompanying video.
Originally released in 1979 by San Francisco synth-punk The Units, High Pressure Days has always felt adjacent to W. H. Lung’s contemporary take on electronic pop, their cover is a satisfying homage that slips comfortably amongst the band’s previous output.
It may indeed be High Pressure Days for W. H. Lung, as they prepare for their debut headline US tour & ready their third full-length LP.
Like their live shows, the track finds the band at their most direct. High Pressure Days is a stomp through a busy city, hustling along like a rush hour train behind schedule, singer Joe Evans’ vocals lost running through block after block of frantic drums & squealing theremin. Recorded in the band’s new Salford studio NAME, started with local pals The Orielles & the track’s co-producer Lewis Johnson-Kellett, they’ve crafted a bustling downtown of modulor synths & wayward guitars.
Get the track here and watch the Craig McLaughlin-directed video below.
W. H. Lung Upcoming Live Shows
8th Sept – Down at the Abbey Festival, Reading
14th Sept – Partisan Fundraiser w/ Special Guests, Dee Rae & Adjustments
23rd Sept – Float Along Festival, Sheffield
28th Sept – New York, Le Poisson Rouge
29th Sept – Philadelphia, Milkboy
3rd Oct – Detroit, Lager House
4th Oct – Chicago, Empty Bottle
5th Oct – Milwaukee, Cactus Club
8th Oct – Seattle, Barboza
9th Oct – San Fransisco, Rickshaw Stop
12th Oct – Los Angeles, The Echo
Photo credit: Lindsay Thomaston