Mish Way

Talkhouse Contributing Writer Mish Way is the frontwoman of the band White Lung. Her freelance work can be found in The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Salon and VICE, amongst others. She prefers writing about sex over music. You can follow her on Twitter here.

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Bio

White Lung is a Canadian punk rock band formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2006. They first attained recognition as one of the standout acts involved with the Vancouver Emergency Room scene. Exclaim! named the band's first full length album It's the Evil as 2010's punk album of the year. The band was nominated for Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group of the Year at the 2011 Canadian Music Week Indie Awards. Their second album, Sorry, was released 29 May 2012 to critical acclaim from Spin, Pitchfork, Magnet, Exclaim! and Rolling Stone. White Lung released their third studio album, Deep Fantasy, on June 16, 2014. The band is now signed to Domino (Domino Recording Company). Members: Mish Way - vocals; Kenneth William - guitars; Hether Fortune - bass; Anne-Marie Vassiliou - drums. Former members: Natasha Reich - guitars; Grady Mackintosh - bass. http://www.whitelung.ca Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Motörhead’s Bad Magic

By Mish Way | September 3, 2015

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Motörhead’s Bad Magic

You can hear the ailments and old age in Lemmy's voice, but the new album is fast, loud and tough, and every song has the basic message “fuck off.”

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Institute’s Catharsis

By Mish Way | July 16, 2015

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Institute’s Catharsis

The band might be hard to Google, but Institute is worth looking up.

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks the Holydrug Couple’s Moonlust

By Mish Way | May 28, 2015

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks the Holydrug Couple’s Moonlust

Mish Way's husband might not get it, but the Holydrug Couple's Moonlust makes life easier to get through.

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Body Image and the Power of the Mirror

By Mish Way | April 18, 2015

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Body Image and the Power of the Mirror

At the Fun Fun Festival, Mish Way struggles with self-objectification. Meeting Coco helps.

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday

By Mish Way | March 13, 2015

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday

A diehard Oasis fan takes a look at that asshole Noel Gallagher’s latest.

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Vexx’s Vexx

By Mish Way | January 13, 2015

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Vexx’s Vexx

Mish Way may have issues with the crunchy ethos of Olympia, but she’s happy they gave Vexx to the world.

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Losing Your Voice

By Mish Way | January 2, 2015

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Losing Your Voice

After a disastrous set at the Pitchfork Festival, a punk rocker learns to respect her instrument.

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Glue’s Demo

By Mish Way | October 30, 2014

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Glue’s Demo

Austin punks Glue give Mish Way her Darby Crash fix.

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Cerebral Ballzy’s Jaded & Faded

By Mish Way | August 22, 2014

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Cerebral Ballzy’s Jaded & Faded

It might be a bit overproduced, but Cerebral Ballzy still nail the punk formula on their sophomore album.

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence

By Mish Way | July 7, 2014

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence

Forget everything you know about Lana Del Rey. That’s what I had to do to hear — really hear — her latest album Ultraviolence. Like when you...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Ghetto Ghouls’ Ghetto Ghouls

By Mish Way | June 5, 2014

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Ghetto Ghouls’ Ghetto Ghouls

For me, punk music has always been very sexual. Whether I’m performing or just listening, it’s all summoned from that sector of my brain. Now, this...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Teen’s The Way and Color

By Mish Way | April 21, 2014

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Teen’s The Way and Color

Do you remember the rap troupe Pink Dollaz? Probably not. I first came across them in 2010 when a DJ friend of mine showed me their song...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks the Three Best Bands That Spawned the Worst Bands

By Mish Way | March 1, 2014

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks the Three Best Bands That Spawned the Worst Bands

I'm in the car with Baby A driving to Mexico, bored and hot, blasting Dirty Tricks. We were playing the regular road trip games musicians move onto...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Black Knights’ Medieval Chamber

By Mish Way | January 17, 2014

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Black Knights’ Medieval Chamber

Halfway through the song “Déjà Vu” on Black Knights' debut Medieval Chamber, the beat abruptly cuts out, and a cavernous tom-tom pushes...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Blood Orange’s Cupid Deluxe

By Mish Way | November 28, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Blood Orange’s Cupid Deluxe

Devonté Hynes is an octopus. I mean this kindly. I mean it in the sense that the London-born, New York-based artist has created more in his 27...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Lil Ugly Mane’s On Doing an Evil Deed Blues

By Mish Way | November 18, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Lil Ugly Mane’s On Doing an Evil Deed Blues

When I Googled “Lil Ugly Mane Interview” the first thing that came up was a q&a that the Virginia producer and rapper did in a New York publication...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks the Julie Ruin’s Run Fast

By Mish Way | September 11, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks the Julie Ruin’s Run Fast

Before my touring schedule became so demanding that I was hardly ever in my home city, I used to coach at Girls Rock Camp Vancouver every August.I

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Kurt Vile’s “KV Crimes”

By Mish Way | July 29, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Kurt Vile’s “KV Crimes”

My band was on tour somewhere in America. I can’t remember where because that’s what touring does to you. Our guitarist had ripped the latest Kurt...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Föllakzoid’s II

By Mish Way | July 8, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Föllakzoid’s II

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Surfer Blood’s Pythons

By Mish Way | June 12, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Surfer Blood’s Pythons

The elephant in the room: Surfer Blood leader John Paul Pitts’ 2012 domestic battery charges.

Mish Way (White Lung) talks Charli XCX’s True Romance

By Mish Way | May 22, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) talks Charli XCX’s True Romance

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks About Screaming

By Mish Way | May 11, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks About Screaming

As a baby, I had colic. Colic babies never shut up. They cry and cry and cry as their parents scramble to try to fix the problem. My mother and...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks the Knife’s Shaking the Habitual

By Mish Way | April 17, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks the Knife’s Shaking the Habitual

When I worked at a rape crisis center, I had an older co-worker named Tamara. She was often invited to speak publicly about women’s issues...

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt

By Mish Way | March 19, 2013

Mish Way (White Lung) Talks Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt

I am video-chatting with Carson Cox, who is the frontman of the Tampa Bay punk band Merchandise. We're talking about pop music.