The Lenores

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OriginIllawarra, New South Wales, Australia
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2018–present
MembersJames Lomman

Sunny Josan

Daniel Morillas

Daimen Wells
Past membersAidan Martin

Adrian Castillo

Brendan Paniagua

Matthew Farrow

The Lenores are an Australian alternative rock band formed in 2018. Since July 2019 the line-up has been Daimen Wells on drums, Daniel Morillas on bass guitar, James Lomman on lead and lead vocals and Sunny Josan on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. They released their debut extended play, Groan, in 2018. Since then, they issued several singles leading up to their first full length album, Child Support, and have toured nationally.


The Lenores were formed in late 2018 by James Lomman and Sunny Josan, initially with Brendan Paniagua on bass guitar and Aidan Martin on drums, however after only a month in the band Aidan was replaced by Adrian Castillo when it was revealed that Aidan had falsified his age and was in fact, still attending high school. Although they marketed themselves as an Illawarra band, the hometown of James and Brendan, Sunny and Adrian lived Inner-West Sydney, Cronulla, New South Wales. Their five-track debut extended play, Groan was released shortly after their formation in December 2018. When asked which of the track off the EP was his favourite in an interview by Independent Australian media outlet, Happy, James revealed that he was the sole writer behind all the songs on the EP - "I wrote all of the songs on that EP, so I think it’s unfair to name a favourite".[1] The Lenores went on to release a music video for the track Glencoe St, a ballad style song which features James repetitively recounting a series of unfortunate events happening to him in the titular street located in his childhood hometown of Sutherland Shire|Sutherland, New South Wales.

After playing numerous local shows with bands such as Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents, Scab Baby, Space Boys and 100, the Lenores returned from their first set of interstate shows from Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)|Victoria in 2019. Bass guitarist Brendan Paniagua left the band and was replaced by Daniel Morillas and Adrian Castillo soon followed and was replaced by Matthew Farrow on drums. The Lenores played their first gig back from Melbourne in April at The Lansdowne, one of Sydney's most popular music venues, supporting veteran Australian indie act Philadelphia Grand Jury|Philidelphia Grand Jury. A month after, The Lenores were named finalists in a statewide competition in which they earned the a string of European music festivals headlined by popular Australian rock band, Dune Rats[2], however due to an overbooking of acts for the aforementioned string of festivals, The Lenores were one of the bands who were cut from the event.

In October of 2019, Matthew Farrow had left the band due to internal conflicts and was replaced by new drummer, Daimen Wells, who was also the drummer in bass guitarist Daniel Morillas' Ramones cover band. Shortly after The Lenores released stand alone single titled None of My Surfer Friends Can Surf, in which Happy described as a "thrashy concoction of punk, grunge, surf, and indie-rock delivered into something that feels simultaneously dirty and concise".[3] The Lenores would go on to host a single launch featuring a mega lineup of local and interstate bands including Adelaide pop-punk duo Teenage Joans.

After a swift release of their second and third singles, Scouse and She in December, The Lenores announced their full length 10 track album, Child Support, which was released in early January 2020 and followed by another national tour of the Australian east coast. A few months later, The Lenores partnered with independent event organisers, Soniq Sounds to organise their very own music festival, Lennypalooza, featuring a 16-band lineup headlined by national rock acts such as Totally Unicorn and Pandamic.[4] Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus disease 2019|COVID-19 pandemic which spread across the globe in the very same year, Lennypalooza was forced to be indefinitely postponed for the foreseeable future.

2020 has still been a very productive year as The Lenores went on to host a benefit online music festival for the Australian charity organisation Support Act, called The Viral Collective, featuring popular Australian artists such as Booka Nile of Make Them Suffer, Hanny J of Clowns (band)|Clowns and Shontay Snow of Saviour, as well being selected to participate in the Help A Mate guitar giveaway organised by young Queensland based entrepreneur, Lucas Sutton and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, which featured a range of nationally acclaimed independent Australian artists such as The Amity Affliction, Baker Boy, Bad Dreems|Bad//Dreems, DZ Deathrays, Dune Rats, Frenzal Rhomb, Hockey Dad and Jebediah, as well as globally known acts such as The Chats, Courtney Barnett|Courtney Barnett, Grinspoon, Powderfinger and Tones and I.[5] [6]

Band Members

Current members
  • James Lomman – Lead vocalist|lead vocals, lead guitar (2018–present)
  • Sunny Josan – rhythm guitar, Backing vocalist|backing vocals (2018–present)
  • Daniel Morillas – bass guitar (2018–present)
  • Daimen Wells – Drum|drums (2019–present)
Past members
  • Brendan Paniagua – bass guitar (2018–19)
  • Aidan Martin – drums (2018)
  • Adrian Castillo – drums (2018-19)
  • Matthew Farrow – drums (2019)


Extended Plays

List of EPs, with release date and label shown
Title Details
  • Released: December 2018
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Music download|CD, Digital download, Streaming media|streaming


List of full length albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details
Child Support
  • Released: 3 January 2020
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Compact disc|CD, Digital download, Streaming media|streaming


List of singles, with year released and album shown
Title Year Album
"None of My Surfer Friends Can Surf"[3] 2019 Non-Album Single
"Scouse" 2019 Child Support
"She" 2019 Child Support


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Getting to know The Lenores". Happy Mag. 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  2. "Soundcheck Australia". Stoke Travel. 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "PREMIERE: The Lenores unleash their frantic new single". Happy Mag. 2019-10-07. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  4. "/". The Music. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  5. "Powderfinger, The Chats and Violent Soho sign rare guitar for Support Act raffle | NME Australia". NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM. 2020-07-01. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  6. "Members of Powderfinger, Violent Soho, & More Pitch In for Support Act Fundraiser". Rolling Stone Australia. 2020-07-02. Retrieved 2020-09-07.

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