ARTIST: White Birds & Lemons
Hypnotic melody. Ragged vocals. Guitar atmospherics and jagged hooks that won't soon leave your memory. A captivating montage of choruses, of sung images, that evoke this band's unforgetably surreal name. Soon to release their second EP, White Birds & Lemons are among rock's most captivating young prospects. Formed in Auckland, their early songs were jammed in an abandoned amusement hall dubbed Treacle Toffee World, in homage to a '60s psychedelic compilation much loved by the band members.
White Birds & Lemons' first cuts were produced by Kody from angular heroes The Mint Chicks. In a Mt Eden garage, the Birds recorded their infectious blend of '70s soul, '60s psychedelia
and relentless groove, crowned by Scott Franz's distinctively emotive vocals.
The next two years saw WB&L's sound evolve through a genre-bending mix of influences. Moody 80s synth, searing tones from 90s shoe-gaze and the syncopated percussive elements of contemporary trip hop production all contributing to a unique sound.
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