Introducing Lachlan and His New Single Relay

Equally at home on the claustrophobic stages of dive bars such as Sneaky Pete’s as he is on festival stages entertaining 1000s, 21-year old Lachlan Will has become a permanent fixture of Edinburgh’s music scene.

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Having first cut his teeth in well received indie bands such as The Cliftons, Lost in Vancouver and more recently, Vandal Palace, and selling out headline shows at well-respected Edinburgh venues like as The Mash House, the singer-songwriter has now struck solo.

This decision was followed by his debut release ‘Too Bad’ which was playlisted by Alexrainbird Music, while second release ‘LAX’ went on to be included in Spotify’s ‘Hot New Bands’, ‘Fresh Finds’ and ‘Fresh Finds: Indie”. Not bad going for tracks written and recorded in a bedroom studio.

Lachlan’s latest single, ‘Relay’ is three minutes of rich guitar tones and punchy percussion that serve to backbone his idiosyncratic vocal delivery. “Relay is a tale of a relationship soured.” Will explains “The imagery of being rushed to the next person just as quick as being settled with the prior person. The seemingly endless inner battle with your emotions and the events that have transpired, for better or worse. It’s a modern-day tale of heartbreak and anguish.”

It’s a sentiment most of us will be familiar with. And in that, there’s a resonance certainly, but there’s also reassurance, that regardless of how bad things might feel, there’s someone out there who can sympathise.

We caught up with Lachlan following the track’s release:

Introduce yourself in less than 10 words…..

Singer and songwriter, born in Aberdeen, grown in Edinburgh, pal

How do you transfer that onstage energy to the studio?

It’s quite easy for me to get that energy in the studio. Obviously there’s nothing like being in that moment at a gig, but I feel that I can put myself in the same mindset. I’ve had enough experience in the studio over the years to know what I need to do to get that take.

What has been the best gig you’ve ever played and why?

Tough decision as there’s a few contenders. I’d have to say the first time I played Belladrum which would have been 2017. I played on my birthday and Benjamin Francis Leftwich was also playing that same day. I had a lot of friends around me and it was just a really beautiful experience.

What was the last track you played on Spotify?

Are We Alone? – COIN. A great band with an amazing sound, I love their tunes!

What would be on your rider?

I’ve got a bit of a caffeine addiction so either energy juice or coffee. Aside from that I don’t need much, maybe some water and a few beers..

What other talents do you have? (kazop playing, champion toast burner…._

I’m a motorcyclist and I like to think I’m decent at mechanics/maintenance with them. I’ve been into bikes since I was about knee high. I also do scale modelling which is surprising to most. I’m weirdly obsessive over doing the job perfectly with no mistakes. It can be a bit of a nightmare.

If you could collaborate with any band / person / producer who would it be?

I’d love to get on a track with Benjamin Francis Leftwich. He’s an amazing talent and a good friend of mine, such a lovely bloke. I reckon we could make some sweet sweet music together.

If you could open for any band / act / solo artist who would it be?

I’d love to open for The Wombats. They’re one of my favourite bands of all time and there’s nothing I’d enjoy more after a support slot than watching them live. They all seem like a bunch of sound guys, so if you’re reading this Murph- I’m available!

What other bands do we need to be checking out right now?

There’s far too many to list, so I’ll just mention a few – Paris Youth Foundation, The Hubbards, swim school.

What’s in store for you when all this is over?

I’ll be getting back into a studio with my tune team, as our groupchat is named. Hopefully find my way back onto the stage at Sneaky Pete’s or anywhere I’m fond of in Edinburgh. I’ve missed just playing with musicians and socialising and getting drunk.

Talk us through the new track / video

Relay is a tale of a relationship soured. The imagery of being rushed to the next person just as quick as being settled with the prior person. The seemingly endless inner battle with your emotions and the events that have transpired, for better or worse. It’s a modern-day tale of heartbreak and anguish.

 

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