August 10, 2021

Roots to Grooves – Lamb

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

This week musicians Jay Purcell and Jesse Quigley discuss the career and creative approaches of English electronic music duo “Lamb“.

Lamb” are an electronic music duo comprised of singer/songwriter Lou Rhodes and multi-instrumentalist producer, Andy Barlow.

Back in 1994 Lou Rhodes was writing her own original songs but wanted to produce a sound that fused her folk songwriting sensibilities with a more breakbeat/trip-hop approach, a sound she was discovering through listening to various pirate radio stations. After struggling to find the right creative partner, a mutual friend put her in touch with producer Andy Barlow, who at the time was ending a stint as an engineer in a Manchester based studio. After an initial meeting, the pair decided to book some studio time to see what they could come up with. The result was a unique sonic blend of Lou’s melodic vocals over Andy’s drum & bass inspired beats. With only a few songs in hand they were soon signed to a 6 album deal. On this episode, Jay and Jesse discuss what happened next, and everything in between.

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