LAMB | “MOONSHINE” | REVIEW

– THE MILITARY COUP –

It seems somewhat appropriate that, in the week of the Spring Equinox, a Lamb (one of the eternal symbols of springtime, I feel) would come lolloping out, all cute like, into my humble music blog.

But, as you might expect from Manchester’s trip-hop legends, there’s nothing bright and breezy about their latest offering.

Moonshine is a stuttering, subwoofer-tormenting bastard of a track that balances Lou Rhodes’ ever-sweet tones with the reggae-rap vocals of Cian Finn. The result is one of the darkest and most compelling listens of the band’s 20+ year career.

The track comes from an upcoming record entitled The Secret of Letting Go which will be released on 26 April.

More From This Week’s Mix:
ANDERSON .PAAK | “KING JAMES”
DJ JENIFA | “MLL”
SNARKY PUPPY | “XAVI”
LAMBCHOP | “CROSSWORDS, OR WHAT THIS SAYS ABOUT YOU”

You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.

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– SV –