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.
Artist: 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.
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.
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.
Artist: 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.
Prime Cut: Same Same
Cut From: Brisbane, 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.