Release Date: Apr 5, 2019
Record label: Melodic
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Synth Pop
They're named after a Chinese cash-and-carry on the outskirts of the city centre, chosen because the band "thought it was funny juxtaposing those kind of austere associations with W. H. Auden... with the fact that it's really just a Chinese supermarket." Likewise, the term "incidental music" calls to mind the sort of twee, jaunty sounds you might hear in the background of a light-hearted scene on Countryfile.
Y ou could be forgiven for thinking you've heard something very like WH Lung's debut album before, in the not too distant past. Incidental Music offers insistent, driving, pulsing rhythms across long songs. Marching synthesisers move those songs along, picking up the pace and tying it all together. There are wails of guitar, a high, slightly quavering lead voice and a sense that this is psychedelia reconfigured for modern times: anxious, not beatific.