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Cartoon Lizard

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Cartoon Lizard
OriginVictoria, British Columbia, Canada
GenresBaroque, Psychedelic Pop
Years active2015–present
LabelsIndependent
Associated acts
  • Noble Savage
  • Tango Lima
  • Les Chaussettes
  • Animal Astronauts
Websitecartoonlizard.com
MembersTrevor Lang
Ritchie Hemphill
Alex Maunders
Shilo Preshyon
Brennan Doyle

Cartoon Lizard is a Canadian indie pop band from Victoria, British Columbia. They have released one mid-length EP. The band comprises Trevor Lang, Ritchie Hemphill, Alex Maunders, Shilo Preshyon and Brennan Doyle.

History[edit]

Trevor and Ritchie formed a band in high school under the name "Animal Astronauts", which eventually fizzled away and had it's gap filled by the solo project of Trevor Lang, Noble Savage. While Shilo and Ritchie's musical co-operations blossomed while living together in the city of Vancouver, and Shilo and Alex found similarities in their musical style while attending Vancouver Community College, Brennan joined Trevor's solo act, re-emerging as the duo Tango Lima. After all five found themselves residing in Victoria, British Columbia, with no time-consuming musical obligations, Any previous projects were dropped to move forward with Cartoon Lizard, as all member had only dreamed of doing years prior. After the release of singles such as "Top of the Mornin'" and " Not Punk Not Raw", Cartoon Lizard found attention from various Canadian News outlets for their original and feel-good harmonies and idiosyncratic instrumentation.

Not Punk Not Raw[edit]

In April 2017, Cartoon Lizard released their debut self-produced EP Not Punk Not Raw[1]. The EP was sold as a limited-run cassette tape as well as in digital download form. The EP received favorable praises from various Canadian media outlets such as Exclaim, Pop Matters, Ride the Tempo[2], and Indie88[3].

Musical style[edit]

Their music has been described as "A cool mixture of ‘60s influenced psychedelic sunshine pop" and "Honest, quixotic, and feel-good"[4], with their songs demonstrating "sun-drenched harmonies and groovy, retro-sounding instrumentation"[5], and "simultaneously nuanced and extravagant tunes"[6]. The quintet cites acts such as The Shins, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Midlake, Perfect Beings, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, The Beach Boys and The Beatles as inspiration.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with year released
Title Album details
Not Punk Not Raw
  • Released: April 14, 2017
  • Label: Self Released
  • Formats: digital download, Cassette

Singles[edit]

Year Title Label Format
Mar 2016 "Top of the Mornin" Self-released Digital Download
Mar 2016 "Aliver Than Ever" Self-Released Digital Download
Feb 2017 "Not Punk Not Raw" Self-Released Online Streaming
Mar 2017 "All in the Cards" Self-Released Online Streaming
Dec 2017 "Yes Ma'am, It's Me" Self-Released Online Streaming


Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Trevor Lang (2015−present)
  • Ritchie Hemphill (2015−present)
  • Alex Maunders (2015−present)
  • Shilo Preshyon (2015−present)
  • Brennan Doyle (2015−present)

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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