We are rather chuffed to present 5 artists/bands that each get us excited for what is to come in 2018. Melbourne’s Baby Blue are fast becoming our favourite Australian band, while in London, we would put bets on Meggie Brown being the most talked about solo artist this year. Goldkey from NYC and Vive La Rose from London/Edinburgh both shed layers of songwriting excellence to reveal their hearts, while The Prids continue our love for all things Portland.
- Artist The Prids
- Cut Lie Here
- Field Portland, Oregon
- Flocks Noise Pop, 80s psych-pop
- Flavours Of Joy Division, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Raveonettes
Starting with a grumbling rolling bass that sounds something like Joy Division’s’ Love Will Tell Us Apart, things musically collide and we are soon dragged through a blistering rumble of urgency. The harmonies of bassist and vocalist Mistina La Fave marrying nicely with the vocals of guitarist David Frederickson, is unexpected but this is exactly what makes The Prids worthy of a Weaning Lamb feature. Pop vocals set against a shoegaze, electro infused musical web deliver heavenly results.
- Cut Faster
- Field New York City, USA
- Flocks Acoustic Balladry
- Flavours Of Iron & Wine, The Decemberists, Okkervil River
Little is known about Goldkey aka Mike Horn, ‘Faster’ was sent to TWL by the artist himself. There is something very memorable to be savoured here, with Horn’s harmonious vocals set against a fragile musical composition that is warming and comforting.
- Artist Baby Blue
- Cut Fire and Ice
- Field Melbourne, Australia
- Flocks Psychedelic Pop, Dream Rock
- Flavours Of Warpaint, Broadcast, Pumarosa
Baby Blue first captured our attention in September 2017, when this Melbourne band delivered ‘Soccer Ball’, a cut that was smothered in 60s vibes. ‘Fire & Ice’ is nothing of the short, instead, here we have a psychedelic jam out that retains nostalgia but throttles it far into the future. This a fine example of a band who are exploring new ground and space, we kind of like it, actually, we like it a little too much.
- Artist Meggie Brown
- Cut Coming Back Again
- Field London, UK
- Flocks Lo-Fi Pop
- Flavours Of PJ Harvey, Jen Cohler, Pavement
Meggie Brown debuts her new cut ‘Coming Back Again’, produced by Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos. Built around Brown’s self-reliant vocals, this is refreshing as it is important, there is something in this debut that hints very deeply that we have an influencer in the making. With a support slot on Franz Ferdinand’s UK’ tour, we hope Meggie Brown is ready for the fame that will follow.
- Artist Vive La Rose
- Cut Rio Grande
- Field Edinburgh, Scotland
- Flocks Folk, Singer/Songwriter
- Flavours Of Sparklehorse, Gomez, The Eels
David Luximon-Herbert is Vive La Rose an Edinburgh born, London dwelling musical craftsman, with a voice that warm the soul of the coldest creature. With the sweeping strings that present themselves within a minute of serenation, ‘Rio Grande’ reaches heart-clenching beauty. There is youthful optimism from a songwriter who plays direct from a well-lived heart.