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The Lazy Darlings

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The Lazy Darlings are a loose collective of leeds musicians based around the songs of lead singer, Dave James. Their narcotic country pop comes from the combination of players involved. Dave previously fronted the ragged country rock and roll band Cardboard Cowboy. Tim Hann of panoramic shoegaze-americana heroes I Concur plays lead guitar and does some singing. Tim Corbridge plays the lapsteel and plays with several bands including The Lodger and Ali Whitton & The Broke Record Players. James Heggie has played with widescreen balladeers Vib Gyor, Ali Whitton & The Broke Record Players and Dan Cutts. Drummer Mark Woolsey played with Dave in Cardboard Cowboy (and piano player Pat Moore joins them on a couple of recent recordings). Last but far from least, Abi Sharp (who is blissfully not connected to any leeds bands) breezes in, heaps divine vocal sugar over the whole thing and then breezes out again.

Only coming together for the first time in late october 2007, they already have 4 songs recorded. they don’t rehearse - life may well be easy, but it’s also short and complicated when people are in different bands. They pitch up at Richard Green’s (formerly of Ultrasound and The Somatics) all analogue studio and record fast and loose. It’s been called the sound of “pure, unadulterated joy” which is about right.

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  • lazy_darlings

    aww..thank you so much - i'm very glad you like it!

    21 Aug 2009 Reply
  • lazy_darlings

    i'm good thanks and i hope you are too! : )

    21 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Magic_Muffin

    Review of The Lazy Darlings at the Cockpit, Leeds, July 09 here: http://www.dalliance.co.uk/2009/08/twangly-jangly-time-tunnel/ thanks :)

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
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    ORGAN mag review... DEMO OF THE WEEK THE LAZY DARLINGS – This is good, four easy tracks, four gentle easy glowing simple tracks – and smiles and sunny delight and wholesomely good mellow indie alt.pop delivered with depth, crafted warmth and just a hint of Wilco style Americana. Four impressive intelligent sun-kissed songs, four slices of life and standing in the rain and sometimes the simple things are best and less is more. The Lazy Darlings are a collective of relaxed musicians - some from other Leeds bands such as I Concur, The Lodger, The Broken Record Players – a collective of musicians just kicking back and enjoying making some very fine mellow refined uplifting breezy, like is easy, songs that will make you smile – especially if you give them time and space to unwind and reach you, might take a few plays before you realise just how good the songs are, I seem to have been playing it on and off all day now... "

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
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    leedsmusicscene.net have reviewed the gig we played last wednesday and it's a beauty! you can read the full article at http://www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9689/ "they really do steal the show - perching comfortably between country twang and indie pop sensibilities, the set is captivating. The inclusion of the strong, soul-tinged female vocals is particularly successful, adding to the almost deep south, spirited gospel feel, most evident on the rousing "Life Is Easy". The lovely, lilting ballad "See Her Smile" is, however, the song which comes across best this evening; the musically sensitive, dynamic drumming and gorgeous piano ostinato have me sold. We even get a sax and an excellent guitar solo elsewhere in the set - what more can we ask for?" we're playing the cockpit again this friday supporting the excellent Sennen, so come and see for yourselves! luv xxx

    30 Jun 2008 Reply