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 all-ages, non-bar venues as much as possible 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 Europe and co-headlined a US tour with punk legends ShellShag. Lung was poised to headline a two month run when the pandemic started. In the unexpected downtime of 2020, the band managed to author and record an entirely new album. On April 10th, 2021 Lung released a split LP with Dayton rockers Skrt and are planning to release a full length record in the fall. They are set to release their third album, Come Clean Right Now, on August 20th 2021 and head out on a US tour supporting Mac Sabbath this Fall.
Lung has shared bills with 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.