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|Origin||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Baroque, Psychedelic Pop|
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 | edit source]
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 | edit source]
In April 2017, Cartoon Lizard released their debut self-produced EP Not Punk Not Raw. 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, and Indie88.
Musical style[edit | edit source]
Their music has been described as "A cool mixture of ‘60s influenced psychedelic sunshine pop" and "Honest, quixotic, and feel-good", with their songs demonstrating "sun-drenched harmonies and groovy, retro-sounding instrumentation", and "simultaneously nuanced and extravagant tunes". 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 | edit source]
Extended plays[edit | edit source]
|Not Punk Not Raw||
Singles[edit | edit source]
|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 | edit source]
Current members[edit | edit source]
- Trevor Lang (2015−present)
- Ritchie Hemphill (2015−present)
- Alex Maunders (2015−present)
- Shilo Preshyon (2015−present)
- Brennan Doyle (2015−present)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Cartoon Lizard Present Not Punk Not Raw", Fingers On Blast
- "Premiere: Cartoon Lizard - Top of the Mornin'", Ride the Tempo
- "INDIE88 Premiere: Cartoon Lizard Share ‘Not Punk Not Raw", Indie88
- "Review - Cartoon Lizard: Not Punk Not Raw", Canadian Beats
- "Cartoon Lizard - All in the Cards", Exclaim!
- "All in the Cards Video Premiere" Pop Matters
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