Despite the abundance of new music being pumped out everyday, it can be intimidating to dive in and find those absolute pearlers. Well, you can thank your lucky stars because TWL loves nothing more then finding new music and sharing it with all you musical fanatics. This time we bring to you tasty morsels from Spain, a soon to be hot stop of innovative music, as well a tune that has left us stumped in the wake of it’s unique sound. Enjoy!
Weaning Lamb: Astronauts
Track: You Can Turn It Off
Based In: London, Uk
Reminds Us Of: Sufjan Stevens, Elliott Smith
We may be slightly late on discovering Dan Carney (Astronauts), having received this wonderful delicate and harmonious track a few weeks back. With its gentle infectious melody but uplifting nature, it had to sneak its way in as a weaning lamb this time round.
Weaning Lamb: Baywaves
Track: Time Is Passing U By
Based In: Madrid, Spain
Reminds Us Of: King Gizzard, Temples, Deep Sea Arcade
Swirling vocals dance around swirling guitar licks while psychedelic vocals sew it all together. Welcome to the world of Madrid’s Bay Wave, a lushly produced single that may be jumping on the bandwagon of the obvious, but this Spanish lads mix enough prog rock, ‘delic infused songwriting to earn them high merit as they embark on a major European tour.
Weaning Lamb: Stillwater Giants
Based In: Margaret River, Western Australia
Reminds Us Of: The Strokes, The Black Keys
Stillwater Giants were discovered by Triple J a few years back so we certainly cant claim them, but having returned with this ace new single Montage, we stake our claim. Montage, holds all the musical ingredients for a band worthy of attention with a driving beat and repetitive addictive guitar licks that should see the band hitting favourites at festivals (bring on next summer).
Weaning Lamb: ARMS
Track: Keep It Light
Based In: New York, USA
Reminds Us Of: No bloody idea!!!!
How do you describe ARMS, one moment glam-rock, one minute dreamy, one second post-punk, one moment folky. It comes with refreshing excitement that we find an artist who writes music that carves its own genre path. “I don’t mind the medicine, keeps me on my toes” sings Todd Goldstein grinding into the second verse, a song, a journey a gem of a track.
Weaning Lamb: Sky Chefs
Track: Broken Heart, Holy Ghost
Based In: Los Angeles, USA
Reminds Us Of: Him & Her, Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastian
The art of duet, is a wonderful thing when done right, the harmony and the vocal connection can quite easily warm the heart. With a country groove, swooning trumpets set against a duet battle of two crooning vocals singing “I hope we make it, maybe so.” At 2 minutes and 13 seconds, it is clever, accomplished and an example of perfect pop melody.