We’re dropping another future pop classic on you this month with the release of The Lawnmower‘s new single ‘The Pleasures of the Table’. Out as a postcard single and download this week on 18/10/19 available from elranchorecords.bandcamp.com.
The Lawnmower is the songwriting duo of Conor Coogan and Thom Querns. Formed between them, the project sprung from a mutual interest in lyricism and song craft – with more than a nod to the works of Prefab Sprout, Steely Dan, The Blue Nile, Wally Badarou and Peter Gabriel in their writing and performing style.
Lawnmower’s second single release ‘The Pleasures of the Table’ recounts a tale of desire and disap- pointment. Exciting planning for the most lavish and complex meal in the world leads ultimately to re- gret, ambition falling short of delivering a longed for human connection. A meditation on gastronomy where, in the end, the most lacklustre pleasure is the people gathered for the meal.
Lawnmower’s songs explore themes of human frailty – pride, ego, epiphany, disappointment – weaving sophisticated vignettes and crafting them within carefully constructed conceptual pop. They possess a thoughtful grasp of the pitfalls of pride and ego and a snazzy line in gloriously catchy pop-hooks. The live performances, led by the clear, rich vocals of Coogan and underpinned by some impressive guitar playing by Querns, are packed with musical souvenirs that reverberate with empathy and humour.
Precocious and cerebral, the elaborate writing and aesthetic ambitions of The Lawnmower demonstrate the emergence of a distinctive new voice in the Glasgow’s always fertile unground scene.
The single had it’s debut airing on Amy Lamé’s BBC6 show a few weeks ago, check it out here… https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008hcm
The launch party is at Flying Duck on Sat 19th Oct w/ I. Solar and guests. We’ll be taking it through till 3am featuring DJ sets from Deep Groan (El Rancho) & ΩHuussHΩ (Music, Please!). Check it out here https://www.facebook.com/events/2724634744247485/