Lemonade Shoelace has been selected as the winner of the prestigious VANS Musicians Wanted competition. One of three champions and the representative for Europe, Lemonade was selected out of over 30,000 applicants by a panel of independent judges to progress to the final 15.
He was then lauded by the likes of rock star Yungblud, rapper Denzel Curry, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Julia Michaels and 88rising founder Sean Miyashiro on the way to his winning performance.
A new musician with only one song to his name, Lemonade Shoelace has seen a huge growth in his first year of performance. Now supporting by VANS and represented by Lo-Fi Music in LA, Lemonade reaps the rewards of his championship and will support Yungblud in Mexico City on January 22nd 2022.
Lemonade Shoelace aims to load up the senses with colour, rich melodies and textures of sound that embrace the last 50 years of popular music. The tracks are written, recorded and produced entirely in a small home studio by one person, delivered in a classic yet futuristic style.
A native of Newcastle, Co. Down. he name-checks Air, Flaming Lips, John Lennon and Tame Impala. A specialist in creating dense, vibrant melodies and melding them with psych-pop arrangements and free-flowing indie rock harmonies. A visual artists as much as a musical one, Lemonade Shoelace is on a one-man mission to paint some colour back on the world.
“I knew I wanted to get something bold and colourful. Not just visuals but music you have to listen twice to. I love music where every time you listen to it, you hear something else in the song. Interesting music.”
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A skilled producer and songwriter, the Irish musician has already been his work vetted by the likes of Yungblud, NME, CLASH, Kerrang and more along with support from national radio. Currently working on his debut EP with Peter Brien (Kojaque), the miasmic world of Lemonade Shoelace is only set to get deeper and more trippy.