ft. Honey Lung, Mainland, LIV, Childish Gambino and WAAX

Lily

Hip Hop, Grunge, Punk, sweeping Electronic, we try to keep it pretty diverse here at The Wandering Lamb and thanks to our diverse team of contributors we think we manage pretty well. This week, Lily has picked some absolute gems from the pile for your aural pleasure.

 

 

honeylung_natasha-miltonArtist: Honey Lung

Prime Cut: Real Reason

Cut From: London, UK

Flavours Of: My Bloody Valentine / The Smashing Pumpkins

This gentle grunge offering is a slice from Honey Lung’s ‘Kind of Alone’ EP. The London three-piece find light and shade on ‘Real Reason’, strolling between sparse choruses and thrashing solos. And damn that guitar sound goes down a treat.

 

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Artist: Mainland

Prime Cut: Empty Promises

Cut From: New York City, US

Flavours Of: Cold War Kids / The Raconteurs

‘Empty Promises’ sees Mainland toy with darker textures while remaining the life of the party. Front-man, Jordan Topf’s vocals exude a cheeky confidence as they allude to sobering election day themes.

 

livArtist: LIV

Prime Cut: Dream Awake

Cut From: Sweden / USA

Flavours Of: Ngaiire / Asgeir

Members of Miike Sow and Peter Bjorn & John, and the legendary Lykke Li lend their Swedish super powers to new collab LIV. ‘Dream Awake’ is superbly ambient, a sparse space for you to catch your breath.

 

960Artist: Childish Gambino

Prime Cut: Me and Your Mumma

Cut From: USA

Flavours Of: Frank Ocean / Andre 3000

Childish Gambino steps towards neo-soul on the first single from upcoming album ‘Awaken, My Love!’. Spoiler alert: Childish doesn’t spit bars 3005-style on this track, but llullaby-like grooves make way for an explosion of righteous old school R&B.

 

waax-holy-sickArtist: WAAX

Prime Cut: Same Same

Cut FromBrisbane, Australia

Flavours Of: Fidlar / The Front Bottoms

‘Same Same’ is a top class jam from Brisbane band WAAX. Marie DeVita spits flawlessly contoured verses over fresh but instantly timeless punk flavours.

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