Whiplash Girlchild is the culmination of Lucas Tennen’s creative escapades over the last two decades. Spending the majority of his twenty one years voraciously writing, recording, and experimenting, Lucas has honed a distinctive voice and sound that is now ready to be heard on a larger scale. Joined by an A-list team of Toronto based musicians and creators; Devon Pelley, Nathan Smofsky, and his younger brother Zach Tennen.
Combining the lyrical fever of a folk bard with the drive of a gut-primal punk band and the dense, groove centric instrumentation of early soul, Whiplash has honed a new musical DNA, both endearing and distinctive. These influences are brought to life to create worlds for their songs, to tell stories full of endearing characters, vivid images, and provoking poetry. All encased in a theatrical and visceral performance.
Since their first show in June 2017, the live presence of the group has become a spectacle being excitedly acclaimed in the local scene. Selling their merchandise and creating word-of-mouth buzz across the city and beyond. In 2018 they partnered with Hamilton-based indie record label Maisonneuve Music to record and release their first singles. Now with the help of Canadian producer and indie darling Moe Berg, as well as a growing network of fans and supporters, they are set to go onwards and upwards in 2020.
Simply put, they’re Whiplash Girlchild and they’re strictly for the people.