Tag Archives: Lennox. (The Band)

Listen: Lennox – “Whimsy”

18 Jun

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It’s almost ironic really, having bemoaned the weather for not matching the bright and summery sounds of some recent posts, that just as the temperature is beginning to rise and the wind and rain has (mostly) abated, we turn to one of our new favourite purveyors of ice-cool melodies. We’d argue that it is to provide sonic refreshment from the warmth outside, but there’s little point. You didn’t come for weather chat after all (did you?).

Like gentle snowfall under the moonlit sky, the latest offering from New York’s Lennox is a soothing lullaby, hushed and beautiful. Featuring guest vocals from Eitan Akman (as well as being the first track recorded with new guitarist Daniel Hanley), “Whimsy” is a secret walk in the silence of the night, escaping the city and venturing out into the unseen mystical woodland worlds. The synth sounds dance and play amongst the trees as the brushed cymbal beat twinkle like fairies in the sky. You look around in wonder as imagination’s creations come alive and dance soundlessly before your eyes.

It’s a beautiful caressing of your mind that will take it far away from this world and is perfect for some midnight listening, curtains wide open with the world laid out in front of your window.


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Listen: Lennox. – “Wicked Ways”

31 Mar

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It’s Sunday, we don’t normally post on a Sunday but when we heard “Wicked Ways” by Lennox. the other week we immediately thought ‘Sunday’. It is a gentle, caressing breeze on your weary from the week (and possibly drawn from the night before’s drinks) face.

Look around and you will discover that Lennox is a New York four-piece, though it would probably be more accurate to say that they hail from the internet. The band members currently reside in three different states and are so indebted to dropbox, it could easily be classed as the ‘fifth Lennox’. They all met whilst being educated in Massachusetts then went their separate ways, to New York, Boston and Philadelphia respectively. Their love of ambient electro-pop (and in the case of Mahea – vocals, songwriting, keys – and Carter – bass, synths – who are married, their love for one another) kept them together. Whilst still a fledgling band, they have just the two songs on SoundCloud but are working on an EP, they have struck upon something quite delightful.

“Wicked Ways” is distant and delicate, with mellifluous harmonies that dance ballet like as the piano climbs and falls and the beat rat-a-tat’s like mice footsteps. It is icy cool, billowing like lace curtains over an open window and, while moody in tone (“It’s not your fault, can’t be blamed, that I’m wicked”), as beautiful as crystal. Perfect for a chilled Sunday morning, or any other day for that matter.


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