LAMA – Wolf’
“How the hell seven people manage to agree on a band name, let alone create a coherent song, let alone produce a cache of technically bright and goodtime-guaranteed tracks is beyond me. But Melbourne-based psychedelic folk crew LAMA have ticked all those boxes, and then popped a flute on top” – Zoe Radas, Beat Mag
are the enigmatic 7-piece originating from Melbourne (AUS), whose unorthodox line-up dips its toe in the orchestral pool. Pitting a flute, trumpet and violin against a killer rhythm section, underneath some powerful bearded vocals, the result is exactly what you’d expect: nothing like what you’d expect.
The new and revamped line-up is fast becoming known around the traps for their vivacious and colourful live show.
Their explosive set has proven to be acquiescent to the festival stage, with a number of Australian appearances under their belt including Strawberry Fields, Folk Rhythm and Life, Cool Summer and Brunswick Music Festival. Sporting a jazzy, psychedelic glam-rock set of tunes, LAMA pack a certain whimsical absurdity as well as a punch.
Lead singer Dave Adams takes the audience with songs of loss, anarchistic rants and psychedelic adventures – whether it be the plight of a French burlesque dancer (a fugitive from death) or an obscure primary school tale of disappearing into the grass…
“…the kind of voice that’d help you smuggle a bottle of scotch onto a golf course” – Adam Norris, Beat Mag
The lead single to be lifted from the bands upcoming debut album is “Wolf”, a tongue-in-cheek and candid song that, well, struts. Delving into some facetious social commentary, the themes are not to be taken too seriously.
“‘Wolf’ started off as a political rant…now it’s just a rant” – Dave Adams (singer)
The track showcases some filthy guitar riffs, punchy horns and a ballsy vocal performance, with a cheeky Hammond organ solo that comes out of nowhere.
“Wolf” was produced by Jonathan Dreyfus (French Ave Studios) and recorded with Craig Harnath (Hot House Studios) and Nick Herrera (The Grove Studios), mixed by Craig Harnath and mastered by Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz (Deluxe Mastering). Artwork by Sebastian White.
For Fans Of: Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Queen
Sat 9th April @ The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick, VIC
Fri 15th April @ The B.East, Brunswick, VIC
Fri 13th May @ Bar Open, Fitzroy VIC
“Wolf” by LAMA will be released 8th of April 2016.