Weaning Lambs means a lot to us here at TWL. It’s an opportunity to find amazing artists that may not fit the mould of broader interest, showcasing what’s really going on under the surface and letting us give them a bit of the credit many of them are over due. We put a lot of consideration into what we pick, so with 100% certainty, here are this fortnight’s selection.
Weaning Lamb: School Dance
Based In: Philadelphia/Denver
Flavours Of: Jamie XX, HTRK
This new duo out of the States are creating pure dream pop for those who are slightly troubled by their sleeping patterns. Ethereal, sparse but chilling and troubled at the same time, with a slighted messed up video to match.
Weaning Lamb: The Vanns
Track: I’m Not The One
Based In: Kiama, NSW
Flavours Of: Kings of Leon (early), Sticky Fingers
Already touring nationally with fantastic momentum off the back of this rollicking single, The Vanns are off to a cracking start. This high energy single will definitely get a a few punters moving at their live shows.
Weanling Lambs: Nearly Ontario
Based In: Melbourne
Flavours Of: Radiohead, Bjork
Local producer Simon Lam has been making a name for himself in recent years having worked with a number of Melbourne acts such as Kllo and I’lls, yet this song off his solo Showers EP is just starting to stir some excitement. This video was made three years ago and does a fantastic job of showcasing this beautiful track.
Weanling Lambs: Júniús Meyvant
Track: Neon Experience
Based In: Iceland
Flavours Of: Charles Bradley, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Neon Experience is an uplifting neo-soul tune that comes together with a great little video that shows Meyvant travelling around his home town with his young son. Presented in a grainy, 70’s vibe, it suits the track perfectly. He’s on tour in Europe in September.
Weaning Lamb: EAT FAST
Track: Byker Drone
Based In: Somewhere in the UK, why so secretive boys?
Flavours Of: Ty Segall, Royal Blood
Byker Drone is a slice of melodic garage rock drenched in fuzzy guitars, rambunctious drums and reverb heavy vocals. It’s lifted from their new EP Fenham Dread (Lock) where this song sits in good company with three other belting garage bangers.