Video for Even Out – my fav track!!
People have been asking, so here’s the downlow on Lazy Habits (appearing @ SF’13 – Friday 14th June)
If you ask any band what sort of music they play they will usually say “it’s really hard to categorise” – but within about 8 bars of listening to them *you* know exactly how to categorise it!!
Would that it were thus with the Hackney based Habits as it would make this a lot easier, but it’s not. So the best I can do is to invent a new genre (unless it’s already been done), which I reckon we should call “hip-bop”.
Video of “The Road – you might have caught the song on a recent Nike ad?
Thing is this is just about the tightest live band you have ever heard with an awesome horn section, a rock solid rhythm section and some hard hitting beats producing a sound influenced by music as diverse as New Orleans jazz, northern soul and the Big Bands of the 50’s – and t.b.h. that on its own is worth the ticket price.
But then the whole show is blasted into the 21st Century by 2 MC’s with epic sing-a-long choruses and slick lyrics, who – and here is the kicker – deliver rap that me and you (i.e. non native “gangsta” speakers with a dearth of “ho’s” and “biatches” in our lives) can actually understand and relate to, from memory Peter Crouch gets at least one mention!
Memory Banks – feat. Baby Sol (Paloma Faith)
So it’s kinda big band swing and it’s kinda hip-hop and it’s kinda rap, so where does the “bop” bit come in. Well it’s spooky but just like thousands of others at festivals up and down the country you WILL end up dancing “The Habits Bop” after 2 numbers – I won’t try and explain that but 10 mins into the show just look round you… oh yeah, the bop will have landed!
Now then, cards on the table – I am “of a certain age” (old) so I know that some of you will be reading thins giving it “rap, I hate rap, that’s rap with a silent “C” more like!!” – and I can honestly say that until I saw Lazy Habits I would have been right there with you.
But remember last year before you saw Dub Mafia? Back then if anyone had asked if you liked drum and bass/dubstep chances are you’d have said much the same? Well “listen without prejudice” (as George Michael might have said) and this year I reckon we’ll have you wearing jeans with a crotch dragging on the ground and a cap on backwards by the end of the weekend!
Anyway – enough of my prattle check out the videos and remember get your tickets while you can (from the web site) ‘cos when they are gone they are gone!!
That’s it for the Habits until Friday 14th June – but stay tuned for more breaking news as it happens sports fans…..