LAMBLION, the Toronto husband-and-wife duo, has been honing their sound since 2019, an enigmatic mix of indie folk and Americana with indie rock undertones. Drawing from early lives spent in Portugal and Serbia, their music weaves divine lyrical abstraction into otherworldly harmony and melody, the extreme vocal highs and lows often transcending traditional male-female dynamics.
WAR marks their first official release on all digital platforms. Produced by Toronto-based, Juno-nominated, and platinum awarded Thomas McKay (Joydrop), the iconic anthem features a powerful gang vocal-driven chorus, complete with marching drums courtesy of renowned drummer Tony Rabalao.
On May 29th, LambLion released their single "Only The Brave," produced by Nashville’s Marc Copely (Bono, The Edge, Willie Nelson, Roseanne Cash, Joe Walsh). The prophetic, swiftly-paced song about life, death and redemption was conceived in the course of one hour in Copely’s Nashville home studio just before the global quarantine. The music video was then filmed during quarantine in Toronto and in the wilderness of northern Ontario in Canada. "Only The Brave" is an ode to strength and resilience in extraordinary times.
OLIVER is a musician, actor and songwriter. He's written hundreds of songs in his career, toured and recorded worldwide and acted on both stage and screen. Beginning with a BMG Canada publishing deal in 2002, Oliver's time in the entertainment business has seen him as frontman for projects of varying genres, from folk/pop to country, electronic, soul and hard rock. He's worked with industry luminaries like Nick Tauber (Thin Lizzy, UFO), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd, Esthero) and Dean McTaggart (Wynonna Judd, Amanda Marshall) and recorded in premier studios, including Abbey Road in London, England and CBC Studios in Toronto, Canada. He also appeared as a finalist, alongside his brother Sebastian, on the closing season of Canadian Idol. The two went on to perform and record internationally as The Pigott Brothers, writing two songs for the CBC series Being Erica, in which Sebastian starred. Oliver's voice was featured in the song "Elevator", from the hit Family Channel series The Next Step. He starred in the feature film Lost Angels (which also featured his music). Oliver currently spends his time between Toronto and Nashville writing and collaborating with artists, including his wife in their duo LambLion.
DANKA graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Honours BFA in Theatre Arts from Drake University. She earned music diplomas in piano and voice from The Royal Conservatory of Music. The last decade has been spent performing, directing and producing theatrical productions in the US and Canada. Most recently, she served as the co-artistic director of Sterling Theatre Company in Toronto. During her time with the company, Danka was involved in over 30 theatrical productions. If you happen to be a science fiction fan, you may recognize her as Carleen in season one of Syfy's Killjoys. Danka also loves to get behind the camera. Her music video, "Double Meaning" was nominated for best music video at TIFA - Toronto Independent Film Awards. She has filmed music videos for Toronto indie Rock band The Celebration Army, and for Vancouver-based teen heartthrob Tristan Thompson. Danka spends her time working on music with her husband Oliver and raising their twins sons, Iggy and Phin.