Lazy Habits – As anticipation intensifies for the release of their second album The Atrocity Exhibition, the jazz & soul, hip-hop underground catalysts Lazy Habits have released the video for their third single from the album.
Following up from the highly regarded single “The Breach” which hit over 150k views on youtube, Left 2 (Ruins) pushes more boundaries musically and visually which requires vocalist MC Lazy to bring his A game. The slick rhythms infused with the infectious hooks above the catchy brass, epitomises what the band are about and how far they have come since their debut album. The lyrical content delves into the fickle reality of what the music business can offer, while the retro style video transports you into “colour feast” of nostalgia.
The six-piece are about to embark on their second Asia tour before heading out on tour across the UK, and they won’t be stopping anytime soon. Over the years the band have notched up shows at legendary venues that included Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Roundhouse and KOKO as well as successfully selling out Jazz Café and the 100 Club. They have previously supported Mos Def, Young Blood Brass, The Apples, Soulwax, The Specials, Bonobo, Public Service Broadcasting, and Kid Koala. The band are becoming veterans of the festival circuit as well, with a series of main stage shows at Standon Calling, Beach Break, and Wilderness joining memorable appearances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Festival and Edinburgh Festival. Recently they have also been a part of the ever-growing Sofar Sounds, hosting their own events and playing alongside the likes of Reeps Ones and Solomon O.B.
People have said…
If you know Lazy Habits, you know there’s nothing lazy about them! And if you don’t know them? Well, you soon will. I honestly believe MC Lazy is one of the top lyricists of our generation. Altsounds
Among the people with refined tastes in music, this group is already recognized as indispensable. Dramatic and cinematic, their music has the power to stimulate the imaginations of their listeners. Aboon Magazine (S.Korea)
Some of the most Vibrant and cutting edge music you are likely to hear out of the UK music scene in a long time. Sputnik Sounds
Crinkle Cuts – Fresh with a capital PH, Crinkle Cuts deliver you a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave latin ska woven together in a bombastic psychedelic tapestry of good vibes for an eccentric, exotic and eargasmic live performance.
Crinkle Cuts was born into a Funk, Ska and Reggae family back in mid-2012, but there was always something that set them apart from the crowd. As an 7-piece growing up in Bristol, the crowds nurtured their unique mix of styles, inventive song-writing and original cover versions.
It would be no exaggeration to say that their music never fails to get a crowd dancing
Riskee & the Ridicule – Riskee and the Ridicule were formed from contrasting musical backgrounds creating a new sound fusing together everything musically British. The band’s catchy hooks and tight harmonies are combined with witty, observational spoken word with a solid backbone of “in your face” riffs. This produces a sound that is fresh and totally unique.
The band released their début album ‘Dawn of the Dog’ in 2014 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify. It scored highly as a body of work from a band who are socially aware and not afraid to take on many issues of the world today. The live aspect of this band is the strongest, a new take on punk with raw energy, vision and clarity.
These boys know how to get you stomping your feet ’til you bring the ceiling down. To date the band have supported the likes of Slaves, The Skints, The King Blues and OPM since starting out in 2011, as well as slots at the Rebellion and Undercover Festivals
Tankus The Henge – The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt.
A six piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans.
With their charismatic frontman, Jaz Delorean, looking like a lost character from a Terry Gilliam film and the pump and grind of the Tankus the Henge sound generating a groove that makes it impossible to stand still, their live show ebbs and flows like a small boat on a turbulent sea.
Bare Knuckle Parade – Born on the cobbled streets of Bath, Bare Knuckle Parade brings together five musicians who share a love of ‘sing until your jaw is broken’ drinking songs.
Funke & the Two Tone Baby – Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.
Beyond the double microphones and trademark trilby is Dan Turnbull, a multi-instrumental battery spinning musical plates. A powerhouse to the ears and a blur to the eyes who smashes stage, festival and string after string whilst sweeping up audiences and dropping jaws from Boomtown Fair to Kendal Calling and Secret Garden Party to Convoi de Fete (NL).
Underpinning performances is ‘Balance’, released summer 2015 and heralded as ‘a masterpiece of an album’ by Louder Than War. Balance is a record that mixes musical mastery with an unhinged romp and a tour de force of powerful songwriting, heavy production and a ‘superb collection of musical vignettes’ (R2 Magazine). You’ll hear a full band before you see one man behind a wall of sound, so move your feet and dance off your face.
Hot House – “Based out of a lovely six bedroom house in Canterbury, Hot House have been making waves around Kent since forming in 2015, garnering attention for their energetic performances and unique blend of old school funk with catchy contemporary indie. With their first official single and video coming out mid-March, Hot House will be one to watch in 2016.”
Rudy Warman & the Heavy Weather – We are an original band from Southern England. Everything we do is homemade. This has led to create a style of music that people seem to love. Feel free to join us in our adventure of discovery.
Phoebe Warden – ’21 year old Phoebe is a Singer/Songwriter from a small village called ‘Stelling Minnis’ near Canterbury. Her writing draws on her eclectic influences, from classic Motown, through Cat Stevens to Joni Mitchell and Joan Armatrading producing songs of a maturity that belie her years and captivate audiences with their lyrics and melody. Listen out for some well known numbers covered in her truly individual and sympathetic style.’
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King Ziggy – “….and the sweat is running down the walls…some are still crying into their beer, but mostly the drinks have been left at the bar as the crowd gather around the band…… KING ZIGGY are Dirty Blues at its filthiest”.
KING ZIGGY play an intense fusion of Dirty Blues and Punk Rock with a dash of Sludgy Funk. Known for their high energy and passionate performances, this band has played everywhere, from cramped, dingy clubs, to London’s biggest most respected music venues, to the UK’s best Music Festivals…
Daniel Glover – is a 20 year old recording artist. His unique delivery and soulful lyrics beyond his years are sung with a passion and commitment that has been enrapturing audiences across the UK.
Ross Uttridge – This singer / songwriter has a set of original upbeat songs that have elements of country, surf rock, folk and pop. Ross has performed at numerous festivals in Kent.
Thomas Ashby – Platform 5 – Solo Artist/Songwriting 2014. Herne Bay Rocks – Best Acoustic Act 2015
Holy Pinto – Holy Pinto is the charming indie-pop band of Canterbury duo Aymen Saleh and Ryan Hurley.
In late 2013 after leaving University, the long-time school-friends rented a dark, damp, ominous room in an old abandoned cotton-mill in Manchester, and took to writing and recording music. After putting some demos online, they released their first official EP “Stenography” in 2015 and started touring heavily behind it; building the foundations of a passionate, loyal following and a family of friends in the process.
Holy Pinto’s songs quickly shift tone between happy and sad – none more evident than the distinction between songs such as the chirpy and playful “Tooth,” and the dark ruminations of “Hospital Room.” The storytelling and lyrics always emotive and wistful – whether painting a picture of two people reluctantly falling in love (“Matches”) or vocalising familial conflict (“Phantom Limb” and “Elliott”) – it is a very dreamy and tender album.
The Brewdelics – Formed in 2013 to blow the cobwebs out of the local hiphop scene, The Brewdelics layer jazz, folk and ska over hiphop beats to create a sound which is playful, boisterous, and sometimes sinister.
The seven piece is fronted by Kentish rap vagabonds Mark From The Zoo and Slippa Chervascus, who deftly riff on driving old bangers, shady pub security and fun times with epilepsy medication.
Gentlemen of Few – BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skillful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics. The four founders: Elliott Norris, Reece Forward, Kit Evans and Jarrod Piner perform their music with a raw passion and intense energy hardly to be believed, giving them an almighty sound that they’ve coined as “Nugrass”.