Mother always said, “good things will come to those that wait” and right she is, Weaning Lambs is back with another bundle of cuts that you probably have never heard of before. You see, what we do is take a listen to a good hundred or so tracks that are sent to us each day, and then choose 6 that we think just have to be heard. It is a simple as that. From London we deliver Formation (for fans of LCD Soundsystem) and Annabel Allum (PJ Harvey), we drop by Stockholm to deliver the outstanding house music vibes of Olsson a quick stop into Toronto, California where Sunshine & the Blue Moon pack summer into a 3 minute beauty, before settling back closer to home in Brisbane with the excellent new cut from Sans Parents. Another cracking post of Weaning Lambs. Enjoy.
Weaning Lamb: Sans Parents
Track: Dead End
Based In: Brisbane, Australia
Flavours of: The Charlatans / Band of Horses / Teenage Fanclub
Since starting the Weaning Lambs posts over a year ago now, we have seen the Brisbane music scene build in confidence and vitality. Sans Parents deliver the sweetness of 90’s indie pop and flip it sideways with summer drenched harmonies and a roundness in production and sound that is both instantly recognizable and delivered with hard to forget melodies. This is their latest single to be taken from an imminent debut EP release.
Weaning Lamb: Formation
Based In: London, United Kingdom
Flavours Of: LCD Soundsystem / Holy Ghost! / The Rapture
Twin brothers Will and Matt Ritson deliver their raving new track ‘Drugs’, a cut that undeniably oozes the cool sounds of LCD soundsystem but with room to move on this simple yet addictive repetitive formula. Formation offer a unique glimpse into this exciting and hotly tipped London duo who are able to effortlessly mix glitchy synths, sexy vocals a ditty concoction that is so wonderfully cool. Check out the interactive clip here.
Weaning Lamb: Annabel Allum
Based In: London, United Kingdom
Flavours Of: The Duke Spirit / PJ Harvey
We featured 20 year old Annabel Allum on our Daily FEED a few days back, an epic track that resonates the angst of youth with professional stance. Annabel’s stunning new cut has just released as a video that goes hand in hand and depicts an artist who has a hell of lot to say and does with ease and such conviction.
Weaning Lamb: Sunshine & The Blue Moon
Track: Sunshine & Lucy
Based In: Toronto, California
Flavours Of: Angus & Julia Stone / Boy & Bear / The Rebel Light
California drips from this delicate and smooth folk cut from Toronto’s ‘Sunshine & The Blue Moon’, a sweet 3 minute fiddle with folk and summery jingles. The lazy slide of guitar serenades the soul as gentle vocals sing in unison, its simple, its sweet, its about love but it works a treat.
Weaning Lamb: Olsson
Track: Hold On
Based In: Stockholm, Sweden
Flavours of: UNKLE / Sebastian Tellier / Simian Mobile Disco
Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show premiered Olsson’s ‘Hold On’ earlier this month, the response was epic and rightly so. Olsson delivers an EP that links the excitement of early 90’s acid house music with the advances and depth of some of the best house music around. The sort of music that will get the no so dance floor inclined moving away from the peripherals into shape making frenzy. Electro dance music so often misses the mark in non-inventiveness, preferring to stick with a guaranteed formula, but Olsson takes dance music to whole other interesting level.
Weaning Lamb: Fia Fiell
Track: A Hair, A Heap
Based In: Melbourne, Australia
Flavours Of: Handsberg
Fia Fiell is probably one of the most challenging yet rewarding artists on the list today. Classically trained yet having a penchant for the contemporary ambient genres, ‘A Hair, A Heap’ is an electronic odyssey across an alien terrain, at once uneasy and awe inspiring. ‘A Hair, A Heap’ will have you hitting repeat over and over to pick up on its masterfully crafted subtleties. If you want more, check out local label Nice Music or their duo, Rolling Moss who will be releasing their first 12” later this year.