Once again musicians the world over have proven those dolts who think ‘women can’t rock’ are idiots. Noa May makes a Pixies classic her own, Schaus takes us through the weird and wonderful, San Mei gets a little heavier, much to our joy. Betty & Oswald sound like they are having a blast while The Courtneys are a welcome addition to Canada’s developing musical scene.
Weaning Lamb: Noa May
Based In: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Flavours Of: Tom Waits / Kimbra
Anytime someone covers a beloved track, it can be pretty controversial but Noa May balances paying homage to the Pixies while making ‘Hey‘ completely her own. Muddy guitar, swampy blues percussion and May’s seductive voice all intertwine for a perfect romp.
Weaning Lamb: Schaus
Track: Galileo’s Song
Based In: USA
Flavours Of: Anohni
‘Galileo’s Song‘ certainly does not seek to comfort the listener. Schaus constantly pulls the rug out from you as you begin to think you have got a hold of the rhythm. Along with a film clip that can only be called a sim’s bad acid trip, ‘Galileo’s Song‘ is a challenging piece of art well worth investing in.
Weaning Lamb: San Mei
Based In: Gold Coast, Aus
Flavours Of: Ladyhawke / BORNS
Simple, fuzzy blues sensibilities with a balanced production value that gets the heart of Emily Hamilton’s strengths. ‘Rewind’ is a track to blast during the summer road trips and feel the potential in every moment.
Weaning Lamb: Betty & Oswald
Track: Stuck In The City
Based In: Sydney, Aus
Flavours Of: Client Liaison
The weird and wonderful world of the 80’s aesthetic revival blends perfectly with ‘Stuck In The City’s psychedelic pop. This little gem incorporates the telltale production effects to make you feel like you’re listening to a soundtrack from one of the 80’s notoriously bizarre infotainment videos. Great fun while jam packed with musical and narrative talent.
Weaning Lamb: The Courtneys
Track: Silver Velvet
Based In: Vancouver, Canada
Flavours Of: Major Leagues
Ever the fan of sunny guitar rhythms, 90’s nostalgia driven sensibilities (we all have our vices) and just letting music be light hearted fun from time to time. The Courtneys ‘Silver Velvet’ is an infectious, guitar slinging, indi pop tune for your weekend.