LANKS is the moniker of Australian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Will Cuming.
Although drawing influences from artists such as MØ, Mura Masa, The xx, Justin Vernon and Radiohead, LANKS doesn’t imitate. His songs are adventurous and exploratory while still earworms – boasting strong hooks, melodies, and danceable beats.
LANKS’ live show is dynamic. Max Quinn from triple j said, “I was expecting serene prettiness, and I got SUPREME ENERGY.” He plays with a three piece band with live and electronic instrumentation including guitar, synths, piano/keyboard, drums, backing vocals, laptop, and the occasional flute cameo. LANKS has recently supported the likes of Glass Animals, Toro Y Moi, RUFUS and Ry X, and has played at Groovin’ the Moo and The Plot festivals.
In less than four years, LANKS has released three EPs, Viet Rose (2016), Banquet (2015) and Thousand Piece Puzzle (2014). He is currently finishing his debut album. His work is self-produced, but since Viet Rose, he has worked with Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Hiatus Kaiyote, Oscar Key Sung) on additional production.
When not working on LANKS stuff, LANKS is collaborating with other artists including Just A Gent, Kilter, Ngaiire, Woodes, Motez and Set Mo. Gemma Pike from triple j described him as being a “triple threat” – a topline writer, vocalist, and producer. He is versatile, writing in genres spanning electronic, pop, folk or even instrumental orchestral music.
LANKS’ recent release, ‘Comfortable’, is the first single off his upcoming LP, which is due for release in 2018.