Chances are you’ll best recognize Tom McClung as bassist of the now defunct British band Wu Lyf. Since their unceremonious split, all of its members have moved onto new musical endeavors, with McClung now making music by himself under the moniker Francis Lung.
Over the year’s he’s released two EPs, Vol I (Faeher’s Son) and Vol II (Mother’s Son), (both of which you can stream on his bandcamp page) and slowly but surely has built up a solid reputation as an artist on his own.
On Friday, April 14, McClung brought the project over here for it’s debut NYC show. The performance took place at Alphaville in Brooklyn, moved from Shea Stadium, which is currently undergoing renovations.
The set was short but impressive, one that saw him joined by a female vocalist who helped add some welcome backing vocals. He explained that Francis Lung wasn’t constricted just as a solo project, but that it could be anything. He spent the first half of the set on guitar and the second one behind a piano, sharing many of the favorites off both EPs.
The show featured an opening set from McClung’s other new band Painted Nails, as well as Lionlimb, the project of Stewart Bronaugh (who played guitar with Angel Olsen). Find photos of both Lionlimb and Francis Lung posted below.