Ft. Paddy Hanna (Dublin), Leyya (Austria), DYGL (Tokyo), The Caress (London), Concrete Knives (Normandy)

Welcome to the first Weaning Lambs for 2018. For those not familiar, here is some background.  As an established Music Blog that celebrates new music, we are inundated by Artists/Bands and their promoters from around the world, offering us their music, music that we would otherwise not have heard.  With so much of it being brilliant, it made sense, and we felt it our duty to create a segment that celebrated what we received. We get 100s of music cut each week and of these, we select 5 that stand out and share them with you, offering a small platform for their music to be heard.  So here it is, 5 great new cuts from Artists/Bands that you may otherwise not have heard, but should. Enjoy!

  • Artist: Paddy Hanna
  • Cut: Toulouse The Kisser
  • Field: Dublin, Ireland
  • Flocks: Alt Folk Pop
  • Flavours Of: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, John Grant, British Sea Power

Paddy Hanna is no newbie in his hometown, with a solid following of believers, a handful of singles and an album on offer.  Having shared his battle with mental illness to NME, his latest cut is nothing short of brilliance, not that it makes  a difference of course. Through all its sense of urgency and with an honest, vulnerability and openness, Toulouse The Kisser is so perfectly confident that the time feels right for such an accomplished artist.

  • Artist: Leyya
  • Cut: Heat
  • Field: Austria
  • Flocks: Electro-Pop
  • Flavours Of: KLLO, Tennis, Oh Wonder

This Austrian duo have been celebrated on their own respective scene for a little while now, Heat is the leading cut delivered in order to build up the hype for their sophomore delivery Sauna.  Lead vocalist Sophie Lindinger glides over super groovy soundtrack, her lyrics deeper in context as is the design of this excellently crafted and intelligent pop hit.

  • Artist: DYGL
  • Cut: Let It Sway
  • Field: Tokyo, Japan
  • Flocks: Indie-Rock/Pop
  • Flavours Of: The Kooks, The Strokes, Morning Runner

Pronounced Day-Glo, this four way ensemble deliver Let It Sway and “YES” it may well be something you have heard before, but really not this good, this is jaggered guitar excellence, and for many of you, worthy of a Prime Cut slot, with over 1.2 million views on YouTube.   Produced by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jnr, the time for catapulting up the summer festival line up is now.

  • Artist: The Caress
  • Cut: Breakfast with Leather Apron
  • Field: London, UK
  • Flocks: Post Indie Punk
  • Flavours Of: The Kills, Interpol, The Shangri-Las

Interest quickly sparked back in September when these three brothers delivered their debut EP You Say I Kiss Like A Girl, of which this cut is delivered, the third and final single, of what was a hugely confident British debut. Breakfast with Leather Apron plays out with washed-out distorted guitars, high on reverb and wrapped around a relentless drum beat, softened with a touch of melodic vocals.  This cut  firmly places the bands ability to create an intensity with a lot of charm.

  • Artist: Concrete Knives

  • Cut: The Lights
  • Field: Normandy, France
  • Flocks: Chamber Pop
  • Flavours Of: Christine & The Queens, Passion Pit, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Not long after Concrete Knives graduated, the group of friends were signed to the excellent Bella Union record label, their well-rounded ability to craft complete pop songs of grand harmonious sites would be hard to resist. With a debut back in 2012 and relentless touring the band went quiet but finally return with this celebratory cut of music full of life and unity, a follow-up that will indeed be one to celebrate.