0006892018_10

20:00 – Bassy Club

Der Anspruch der Authentizität ist vor allem Gitarrenbands, Indiebands, geschweige denn einer Punkband wie White Lung gegenüber noch immer hoch. Das Leben von Sängerin Mish Barber-Way allerdings schien vor dem vierten Album »Paradise« (Domino) eher wenig Anlass für dringlichen Ausdruck zu bieten: »I am content in my life, which is really bad for writing songs. I’m not newly heart-broken or falling in love or struggling, so my dopamine is down along with my creativity. I’m married, content and happy. I make fine money. I like what I do for a living. I’m all serotonin.« erklärt sie in einem Gespräch mit Annie Clark aka St. Vincent. Was die kanadische Band mit der neuen Bürgerlichkeit anfängt ist so schlau wie genreuntypisch: Fortschritt und Perspektivenwechsel. Mit der Hilfe von Produzent Lars Stalfors klingen White Lung in 2016 plötzlich ziemlich nach 2016, das kanadische Bronchialtrio inhaliert ab sofort homöopathische Dosen von Pop und Shoegaze und was Barber-Way in der eigenen Realität nicht zum Husten bringt weiß sie Dritten anzudichten: »Two songs are written from the voice of famous serial killers. Another song is two people fighting. This album is schizophrenic. I took from books, stereotypical love fables and turned them.« Deutschland-Premiere, ne!

A claim to authenticity by guitar bands and indie bands, let alone a punk bands, remains considerably present these days. The life of White Lung singer Mish Barber-Way before the release of the band’s fourth album “Paradise” (Domino), however, showed little demand for urgent self-expression: “I am content in my life, which is really bad for writing songs. I’m not newly heart-broken or falling in love or struggling, so my dopamine is down along with my creativity. I’m married, content and happy. I make fine money. I like what I do for a living. I’m all serotonin”, she explained in a conversation with Annie Clark aka St. Vincent. The response of this Canadian band to the new bourgeoisie is as clever as it is genre-atypical: it signifies progress and a change in perspective. With the help of producer Lars Stalfors, they actually sound like 2016 in 2016; the bronchial trio now inhale homeopathic doses of pop and shoegaze, and what doesn’t induce a cough for Barber-Way in her own reality, she even knows to attribute to a third party: “Two songs are written from the voice of famous serial killers. Another song is two people fighting. This album is schizophrenic. I took from books, stereotypical love fables and turned them.”