Lazy Habits

Beats, rhymes and brass of the highest calibre.

lhInformed by the eclectic sounds of the ’50s big bands, New Orleans jazz and proto-funk, Lazy Habits’ take on hip-hop is a sound that is anything but derivative.

Hard hitting beats and slick lyrics about modern British life are tied together with infectious hooks and clever arrangements making their stage show the benchmark others aim for as one of the tightest and most powerful live performances in the UK.

Originally the brainchild of one MC, the Hackney-based outfit has grown organically into a full seven-piece band notching up shows at legendary venues like Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Roundhouse and KOKO as well as successfully selling out Jazz Café, 100 Club and XOYO on the way.

Lazy Habits provide a colossal live experience, one that stays with you long after you’ve left the venue. This is reflected in the calibre of artist they have played alongside, previously supporting likes of Mos Def, Soulwax, The Specials, Bonobo, Public Service Broadcasting, and Kid Koala.

Festivals have always loved the band too, with a series of main stage shows at last year’s Standon Calling, Beach Break, and Wilderness joining memorable appearances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, and Edinburgh Festival.

Outside of the festival season, last year was an eventful year for Lazy Habits with the band supporting The Apples, Youngblood Brass and the incredible BabySol on tour as well as embarking on their own 20-date tour in Spring 2013.

The year also saw the conception, development and release of ‘High Cross Society’, a collaborative project featuring members of Lazy Habits, More Like Trees (BBE Records), Fjokra and Reeps One (twice UK Beatbox Champion). The culminating album and tour were massively well received by audiences across the country.

Lazy Habits also managed to find the time to squeeze in writing for well-known pop act The Asteroids Galaxy Tour and film the ongoing YouTube series ‘Band Melt’ that includes a series of collaborative live performances featuring More Like Trees, Hackney Colliery Band, Fjokra and Baby Sol, with many more to come.

BBC – ‘’Lazy Habits prove they are anything but on stage.”

Mixmag – “One of the most exciting acts to come out of London in some time.”