With hushed vocals, forthright lyrics, and vulnerable insights, Richard Lann embraces a less-is-more ideology in the construction of his condense-to-the-core pop songs.
All The Time You Left Behind EP, Sweater Weather EP, & Can't Retrieve Chat History EP, Are all available for download now @ www.richardlann.bandcamp.com
"There’s a quality to Lann’s songs that make them very warm and attractive – perhaps it’s his delivery, that warbles in a way that seems to reveal some level of sadness, even on upbeat songs." - Herohill (2011)
"Halifax’s Richard Lann can probably be called an expert at packing in the maximum amount of awesome into the smallest possible time frames." - Grayowl Point (2011)
"Lann has an impressive CV of artists he’s shared the stage with, but even more impressive are the plaintive, stripped down songs on his new EP, All the Time You Left Behind." - Quick Before It Melts (2011)
"The guy really puts his heart out there, you can tell, it’s really great stuff to sit down and relax to." - Sound Vat (2011)
"[Richard Lann has] created a very short but effective collection of electro pop numbers[Can't Retrieve Chat History EP] that bridge the gap between the Microphones and the Postal Service." - Exclaim!
Richard Lann has shared the stage with such diverse and acclaimed acts as Wintersleep, Xiu Xiu, Contrived, Jill Barber, Rebekah Higgs, Brian Borcherdt, Olenka & The Autumn Lovers, The Microphones, Rich Aucoin, Share, Doug Hoyer, Jon McKiel, The Mountains & The Tress, and many more.
Richard Lann also released two full length records, two EP's and a split 7" vinyl w/ Sleepless Nights, Under the name thomas/richard (http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/ThomasRichard).
Richard Lann vocals/instruments
Erika LeBlanc vocals
Jon McKiel vocals/drums/guitar
Melanie Mackenzie vocals
Trevor Murphy bass/vocals
Mike D'eon guitar/drums/vocals
Colin Crowell trumpet