High Cross Society

high-cross-mainHigh Cross Society are a lighthouse of originality in an ocean of also-rans, a coming together of some of the UK’s finest live musicians which has resulted in a truly unique album. This is an album that bucks the current trend for disposable pop and brutalist dance tracks, choosing instead to create something more cantabile and palpable. Like all the greatest music it sits outside of time – at once classic and contemporary, this will sound as good in 20 years as it does now.

The project was born when Lazy Habits and Joshua Whitehouse (More Like Trees) joined forces after meeting and writing together at Local Posse sessions – an improvisational night set up by Joe Driscoll. Their initial two songs would quickly became eight and at this point they drafted in multi-instrumentalist mastermind Fjokra to play piano and head up the production elements and preparation for what would now be a full band. A band that includes Local Posse drummer and member of the Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate band – James Breen, Lazy Habits percussionist Steve Abunab and classical double bassist Lachlan Radford (More Like Trees). In the studio they were joined by the ‘Habits Horns’ (Luke Fabia on trumpet, Ben Thorpe trombone), Fjokra’s electric bassist S.E.B, 2X UK beatbox champion Reeps One, and the unbelievably dulcet vocals of Josh Bevan. Top all this off with production taken care of by the award-winning John Hendicott and you have something very special.

The album drops in December with artwork from Yeff (a.k.a. Reeps One). There will be a short tour, details of which will be announced soon. For interview requests, and promo please don’t hesitate to get in touch at: