Stream: Lambing Season – Holywood and Girls


A self-proclaimed “journey from fear of the unknown, fear of change, fear of commitment to joyous absolution” ‘Holywood and Girls is the new single from Belfast band Lambing Season. Following on from the release of last December’s ‘Memory and the Flood’, the track – which was recorded by Ben McAuley at Belfast’s Start Together Studios and will feature on their forthcoming album The Quickening – unfurls from soothing, Quarterstick Records-esque jangle to reveal a band equally adept at emotionally-charged, harmony-driven pop-rock balladry and jagged alt-rock experimentalism. Nowadays, it’s tricky carving out a niche in this particularly sonic realm – for Lambing Season, they seem to do it effortlessly.

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