You will probably recognize Lamb’s sound due to the enormous success of two hit singles: ‘Górecki’ and ‘Gabriel’.
Lamb’s core members are Andy Barlow and Lou Rhodes, although the band has welcomed through the years bassist Jon Thorne, guitarist Oddur Mar Runnarson and drummer Nikolaj Bjerre. They started operating in Manchester (UK), but their music has been associated with the Bristol-based trip hop sound so popular during the 1990s. Always with a strong vocal element, their musical signature is a mixture of styles like jazz, dubstep and drum and bass.
Do you want to know more about their career? Their first album, self-titled, was released in 1996, and followed this up with another three albums over the next eight years, culminating in the release of a greatest hits album, ‘Best Kept Secrets’, in 2004. After their 2003 album ‘Between Darkness and Wonder’ both went solo. In 2009, after a 5-year hiatus, they reformed Lamb to play in some summer festivals. By January of 2010, the band had played 33 shows to hundreds of thousands of fans in 29 different countries. In 2011 they released ‘5’, their fifth album. In early 2013 the band was asked to play a short five-city tour of Holland with The Amsterdam Sinfonietta Orchestra and, together with the band, the 24-section Sinfonietta played orchestral arrangements of Lamb songs written especially for the occasion. The band’s new album ‘Backspace Unwind’ was released last month.
2. About the video of the song ‘As Satellites Go By’
‘As satellites go by’ is one of the ten songs included in the album ‘Backspace Unwind’. However, this video is not the final song, but a demo version. We have chosen it due to its delicacy. It is an intimate work of art that results from the search of the unique identity of Lou and Andy working as a duo. In some way, as Decimononic is the result of the joint efforts between Irene and I.
Bonus: Another amazing video with a different taste… ‘Transfatty Acid‘ by Lamb (created by Pixel Idiots).
- Wikipedia: Lamb