Will Cuming (LANKS)

LANKS is Melbourne singer-songwriter and producer Will Cuming. 

The multi-instrumentalist studied jazz guitar at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts before immersing himself in hook-driven electronic and pop music.

As well as his intricate, layered guitar work, he’s renowned for his elegant, soaring falsetto which draws comparisons to Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley.

LANKS released his second self-produced EP, Banquet, in July 2015, which was mixed and mastered by engineer/producer, Andrei Eremin (Oscar Key Sung, Chet Faker). Featuring tracks Hold Me Closer, Aurelia and Settle Down, it received strong support from triple j (LANKS was named Unearthed artist of the week in July 2015), Australian community radio and the tastemaker blogs including Indie Shuffle, The 405, Hillydilly, NME and The Wild Honey Pie.

In late 2015 LANKS collaborated with Australian producer Just a Gent on Heavy as a Heartbreak. The song shot to #1 on Hype Machine, Anna Lunoe championed it on Beats 1, and it reached more than 1 million plays in its first two months on Soundcloud. This, plus high rotation on triple j, confirms LANKS as an artist to watch in 2016. 

In two years LANKS has an impressive resume of shows, including supports for Airling, Broods, The Acid, Andy Bull, SAFIA, The Antlers, Jarryd James, Mansionair and playing boutique festivals The Hills Are Alive and Paradise Music Festival.

LANKS will be releasing a new single, Golden Age, in February 2016.

DATE:

Saturday 20th August

TIME:

12pm - 1pm

LOCATION:

Memo Music Hall Rear of 88 Acland St, St Kilda