Lung is a powerful two-piece rock band comprised of Kate Wakefield (electric cello and vocals) and Daisy Caplan (drums). Their sound is dark and commanding, evoking the driving sludge of early grunge/post rock with layered sinister undertones. Since their first show in April 2016, the duo has played over 250 shows in 40 states.  In March of 2017, they independently released their first full length album, Bottom of the Barrel, which was met with acclaim from across the United States and publications such as; New Noise Magazine and The Fire Note. They were one of Daytrotter’s ‘Top 100 bands for 2018’ and recently worked the crowd into a frenzy at their SXSW 2018 Official Showcase.

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Kate and Daisy have worked in a multitude of projects in the past and draw from a rich range of influences. Daisy was a core member of the prolific rock band, Foxy Shazam and feminist punk band, Babe Rage. Kate is an ex-opera singer who has been writing and performing solo with live cello and vocal loops since 2014. Together they create an addictive and provocative sound that can best be enjoyed at a live show.


Lung is currently on the road, rocking an impressive show roster for the remainder of the year. This run will include regions throughout the Midwest, West Coast and Canada, looping to the East Coast before returning home. For updated tour dates, follow Lung on Facebook.

 Photo: Natalie Jenkins & Rachelle Caplan

Photo: Natalie Jenkins & Rachelle Caplan

Photo: Natalie Jenkins & Rachelle Caplan

MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘BUTCHER’ FROM LUNG’S SECOND ALBUM ‘ALL THE KING’S HORSES’

This summer, Lung teamed up with Sofaburn Records to release their sophomore full length album, All the King’s Horses. The record will be released initially on CD and cassette, with vinyl available in the early Fall.

 Lung ‘All The King’s Horses’ Album art by Rachelle Caplan

Lung ‘All The King’s Horses’ Album art by Rachelle Caplan


Atop drummer Daisy Caplan’s cyclonic and atmospheric percussion backdrop, singer/cellist Kate Wakefield evokes a whirl of energy and emotion, creating varying textures on her cello, which often rocks harder than an army of distorted guitars. Wakefield’s dynamic vocals are equally multidimensional, alternately rising with a hair-raising fervor and slinking with a more delicate but no less intent and intense purr.
— MIKE BREEN, CityBeat

Powerful, sinister indie rock from Cincinnati, Ohio.
— MACROCK 2017


All the King’s Horses tackles a range of subjects, acting as a reflection of contemporary America — such as the anti-rape culture song “Brock” (as in Brock Turner), explorations of interpersonal relationships in the digital age and a haunting cover of David Bowie’s “I’m Afraid of Americans.” The record looks at the balance between nature and nurture, with recurring themes of animal imagery, part savage and part domestic and liable to turn on a dime. A reference to the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty,” All the King’s Horses addresses the vulnerability in our culture, and the various ways in which it appears. Supporting the lyrical narrative is a malaise that manifests itself in intense and seething melodies, the cello used an instrument of unfettered rage, the counterpart to Wakefield’s wavering vibrato.
— SYD BISHOP, Leo Weekly