From New York to Switzerland, we are scouring the globe to drag the unknown but glorious music of the world into the fore front of your musical mind. We all have our favourite artists we like to come back to but there is nothing like falling in love with new music for the first time. So just think of us as your musical cupid.
Weaning Lamb: West of The Sun
Track: Siberian Hysteria
From: London, UK
Reminds Us Of: Kasabian, Temples, Deep Sea Arcade
From the moment Siberian Hysteria starts, is a gritty psychedelic grind, before dropping a gear into a 60’s psychedelic groove. West of The Sun are a 5 piece from North London and have gained some great momentum in their hometown with sell out shows playing their melting point of unique and catchy tunes.
Weaning Lamb: CONTRAST
From: Melbourne, Australia
Reminds Us Of: Sonic Youth, My Bloody Vanlentine
“Livewire” is the first single from the forthcoming debut album by Contrast. A blistering wall of sound transfixes you, guitars feedback and swirl with shoegaze affair, before dissecting into a melodic crescendo. A steaming return and exciting Australian band to watch in 2016.
Weaning Lamb: Kev Denny
Track: Secret Tip
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Reminds Us Of: Cat Power, Elliott Smith, Belle & Sebastian
Delicious in it’s simplicity and stripped back production, there is something endearing and honest about this little track by Kev Denny. The airy feel of its production from recording the track in outdoor acoustic places around Glasgow under old Victorian bridges and tunnels of Glasgow’s Botanical Gardens. This is bedroom pop at its nicest. The video is worth a watch too.
Weaning Lamb: Klaus Johann Grobe
Track: Spagat der Liebe
From: Zurich, Switzherland
Reminds Us Of: The Whitest Boy Alive, Glass Animals, Stereolab
It only takes a moment of listening to Klaus Johann Grobe’s new single to know what you are in for a joyful ride of alternative disco goodness. Quirky glitches, shuffling drums and funky bass lines is what Klaus does best and with an extensive European tour on the cards, there is no doubt this Swiss duo will hit some of the festivals come 2016/2017 as the party starters . You don’t need to know what they are singing about when the melodic groove is this good.
Weaning Lamb: Katmaz
Track: Nautical Things
From: Buffallo, New York
Reminds Us Of: Beirut, Bon Iver, C. Duncan
Emotional, cinematic and full of heart, this is the title track from Matthew Kaz aka Katmaz, April delivered EP of the same name. Katmaz is an American songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist and with this title track reveals a song that is glorious in its production and full of life in its execution, a beautiful and uplifting song.
Weaning Lamb: Sahara Beck
Track: Spinning Time
From: Brisbane, Australia
Reminds Us Of: Martha Wainwright, Laura Viers, Lana Del Ray
Sahara Beck is annoying, annoyingly talented, at the ripe age of 19, the Brisbane darling of Australian pop, writes mature accessible music that holds the right amount of unique quality in lyric, vocal and musical style. Sahara has won 3 Qmusic Awards and recently get many talking with her exceptional live performance at this years Bluesfest. Beck’s vocals are beyond her years, her cheeky lyrics “You know that I love you dear, but you are boring me tears. All you do is blabber on, on and on and on and on.” open the track, an unforgettable track and one that will gain the commercial success it deserves.