Lung is a 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 performance in April 2016, the duo has played over 400 shows across the US, Canada, and Mexico.  In 2017, their initial full-length independent release ‘Bottom of the Barrel’ was met with acclaim from publications such as; New Noise Magazine and The Fire Note. They’re one of Daytrotter’s ‘Top 100 bands for 2018’ and worked the crowd into a frenzy at their SXSW 2018 Official Showcase.

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Cello + Drums

Kate is an ex-opera singer who has been writing and performing solo with live cello and vocal loops since 2014. Daisy was a core member of the prolific rock band, Foxy Shazam and feminist punk band, Babe Rage. Their sound has been called powerful, cathartic, sinister, and best enjoyed live.

Check out current tour dates here.


Lung is currently on the road, rocking an impressive show roster for the remainder of the year. Full tour of the United States, Canada, and Mexico happening now in support of sophomore album ‘All The King’s Horses. For 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’

Lung teamed up with Sofaburn Records to release their sophomore full length album, All the King’s Horses. Available now on cd, cassette, and vinyl.

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