Dark rockers White Lung turn the fast and loud elements of punk into angst-riddled dirges, striking the perfect balance between raw energy and cerebral poise in their live performances. Kenneth William’s guitar parts clang like those of Joy Division, while the speed and precision of his power chords reminds fans of hardcore legends Black Flag. Lead singer Mish Way growls her obscure vocals while calling for the audience to join in the headbanging insanity. Anne-Marie Vassiliou pounds the drums while Hether Fortune pumps out primitive, driving basslines. White Lung is bringing their interpretation of punk rock to ticket buyers across the world in support of their third album Deep Fantasy.
Vancouver-based punks Mish Way and Anne-Marie Vassiliou founded White Lung in 2006 with guitarist Natasha Reich and bassist Grady Mackintosh. Kenneth William replaced Natasha Reich in 2008, bringing a darker component to the band’s sound with his reverb drenched leads. His addition played a major role in the band’s local emergence, and their debut album It’s the Evil received critical praise upon its 2010 release. The LP was eventually named punk album of the year by Exclaim! and earned the group a nomination for Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year at the 2011 Canadian Music Week Indie Awards. Their 2012 sophomore album Sorry was also a critical success, receiving glowing reviews from Spin, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and other influential outlets. Leading up to 2014's critically-adored Deep Fantasy, Hether Fortune replaced Grady Mackintosh on bass and added an even harder edge to their sound with her furious basslines. In addition to their stellar recorded material, the band continues to win over fans with their captivating live performances, which showcase their energetic and enigmatic brand of punk.