Welcome back for another fresh edition of Weaning Lambs, a segment packed to the brim with exciting new artists from both home turf and across the seas. As the weather starts to heat up on this side of the world and in The Wandering Lambs’ home town of Melbourne, we look towards a summer filled with music festivals, camping, beach-going and catching all our favourite new bands as they head out on tour. What a great opportunity to delve into some fresh tunes, served brand new here for you to enjoy!
Weaning Lamb Shirley Said
File Next To Bjork, M83
Based In Latina (near Rome), Italy
With it’s delicately layered synth lines, swirling MBV style guitar noise, electronic blips and lush vocal play, Crash is a big sounding track to wrap your ears around. Taking influence from legendary electronic and rock groups, Shirley Said have crafted a track that melds them beautifully to create this super chill piece of indie electronica, soon to take over your heart.
Weaning Lamb Prickle
Track Tell Me Why
File Next To Jenny Lewis, Spoon
Based In Melbourne, AU
A driving, powerful and deep slice of clever pop-rock from 17 year old Melbournite Prickle, this track brings a honest, comforting push into the terribly over-saturated pop market. As you listen intently to try and work out who she is singing about, before you know it you’ll have caught the tune in your head with a very steady grasp.
Weaning Lamb Beach Baby
File Next To The Drums, Yuck
Based In London, UK
Limousine has already been going gang-busters for these guys, so far gaining plenty of love on Triple J and heaps of Spotify plays. So if you haven’t heard them yet, you soon will. A bouncing, sunny indie track that doesn’t forget it’s lo fi ethics, sure to fit right in on the festival circuit. Bring your dancing shoes.
Weaning Lamb Escapists
Track Pyramid Scheme
File Next To Foals, Muse
Based In London, UK
Pyramid Scheme is a track that has been doing fantastically for the band, slingshotting them from obscurity to headlining dates in London and slots at the world-renowned Reading and Leeds festivals. If swirling, danceable, polished and fashionable indie rock are things that resonate with you, be sure to check this out.
Weaning Lamb Bulletproof Stockings
Track Mind Clear
File Next To Megan Washington, Cat Power
Based In Brooklyn, NYC
A moving, string-fuelled alt-pop track from these girls, who’ve recorded their album Homeland-Call-Stomp with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign. They’re also gearing up for a massive record release show at NYC’s famous Webster Hall. With a alluring Lana Del Ray-like vocal but with a smarter, more defining lyrical content, this song is for the pop lovers with a conscience.