Nathan Lawr (a.k.a. Minotaurs) is an experimental soul, respecting no boundaries as he explores his musical adventures. Lawr previously worked with King Cobb Steelie, a band that blended electronic, dub and punk back in the ‘90s. He then moved on to Royal City, as well as having worked with the Constantines, Jim Guthrie and FemBots. This restless musician is now focused on his new project Minotaurs and his third album under that moniker, Weird Waves releasing March 11th. Lawr describes the record as being an “apocalyptic-psychedelic afro-folk epic”, something you can hear straight away on his new single “Stayed Too Long”, which begins rather like an indie pop tune before picking up some funk beats and moving into an all-on jazzy, soul section. Lawr’s music is forward looking and his tunes always go someplace, often in unexpected ways, which makes this thoroughly exciting music.
Lawr tells PopMatters that “this song is me trying to grapple with that feeling of being aware of the world’s problems while directly contributing to them. Try as I might to make the world a better place, it’s really difficult to break out of the unsustainable and inequitable framework that seems to be sending us of a cliff. Thus, we, the royal ‘we’, all us humans, have probably worn out our welcome, have stayed too long.”