Each week when we play through well over a 100 cuts of undiscovered music, the task of delivering just 5 is a challenge, so this week we have 6. Again we feature more music from Stockholm and the beautiful harmonies and dreamy cut of Novah and we are happy to feature music on our doorstep here in Melbourne, thanks to the brilliantly quirky pop of Moonlover. We also have a great duo from Paris called VTCN Radio and an equally outstanding duo from the upper reaches of Scotland, you are going to hear more about siblings JR Green in 2018. Lets not forget Chicago’s Remington Pettygrove and Edinburgh’s Fuzzystar. A great selection of Weaning Lambs this week and don’t forget you get all these cuts on our Spotify playlists too.
- Artist: Novah
- Cut: Ghost (featuring Amanda Mair)
- Field: Stockholm, Sweden
- Flocks: Electro-Dream Pop
- Flavours Of: Houses, Fractures, Broken Social Scene
Three piece outfit, Novah deliver a heart-felt cut with recently featured TWL artist Amanda Mair, who offers even more delicate and gliding vocals on Ghost. The band picked up much interest in their home country and the UK when they delivered their debut EP Alaska, recorded on a deserted island. On Ghost, the trio offer a delicate and melancholy cut that is heavy on dreamy vocals with a delicate underlying electronic current that soothes and enlightens the ears.
- Artist: VTCN Radio
- Cut: Riddle Song
- Field: Paris, France
- Flocks: Electronica
- Flavours Of: Aphex Twin, Plaid, Burial
Through the obscurity and randomness of sampled sounds that are textually layered within an intricate web of frequency, comes a sticky beat that ties the ambiguity together. Confused? Don’t be, as VTCN Radio blend experimentation with a classical mindset that is encapsulated within this visually intriguing video. Riddle Song, is the 2nd cut taken from their forthcoming debut album Mydriase.
- Artist: Remington Pettygrove
- Cut: The Call
- Field: Chicago, USA
- Flocks: Indie Pop
- Flavours Of: Lou Reed, Destroyer, Ariel Pink
One time professional busker, Pettygrove, moved to Chicago, busked to earn his way with barely enough money to get-by and reading from his bio, already has a book of adventure and hard-ship in him. The Call is taken from his album Tiny Treasures, written from a perspective of a boy facing the uncertainties life. Musically, this is joyous, honest and pure, Pettygrove’s vocals superbly bounce through ensemble of upbeat strums, beats, taps and harmonies. This is a pop gem.
- Artist: Moonlover
- Cut: The Ooiee
- Field: Melbourne, Australia
- Flocks: Indie Pop, Lo-Fi
- Flavours Of: Beck, TV On The Radio, The Dandy Warhols
Coined a “mystic reveller” Quang Dinh aka Moonlover, delivers his second cut The Ooiee, from his greatly anticipated debut album Thou Shall Be Free, a buzz built up his support to Saskswatch. This cut delivers high-fives of 60s infused bass and lead guitars that together with Dinh’s super cool vocals, makes for a lot of pop fun. A great Australian artist that paves the way for a promising 2018 of Australian music. Great video too!
- Artist: Fuzzystar
- Cut: Superhero
- Field: Edinburgh, Scotland
- Flocks: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop
- Flavours Of: Damien Jurado, Cass McCombs, Horse Thief
Andy Thompson, musically known as Fuzzystar, knows how to pen a melody, Superhero, proving that the winning formula of a memorable pop cut is about keeping it simple, a catchy guitar lick, a warm vocal and great lyrics. Superhero, comes delivered from his latest album Telegraphing, although not yet heard at TWL, but confident to think an artist that will build a loyal following in months to come.
- Artist: JR Green
- Cut: Tiger Lily
- Field: Strontian, Scotland Highlands
- Flocks: Alt-Folk, Alt-Pop
- Flavours Of: MGMT, Super Furry Animals, Beirut
“If I kill your boyfriend in his sleep, will that change the way you think of me?” sings JR Green, siblings Jacob and Green (JR) deliver their own unique take on pop, drawing inspiration from their Celtic roots and planting a lot of luscious clever pop melodies over it. Lyrically, we hear of a story of never wanting to grow, being the loser by longing and obsession, what it is to be weak and bloodthirsty. JR Green dive deeper than music, into a world we begin to explore. We encourage you to listen, research and explore the world of JR Green. Musical brilliance.