Lazy Habits; a 6-piece group influenced by New Orleans Jazz, Soul and Hip Hop, blast their sound into the 21st Century with gritty, rolling beats and slick lyrics about modern British culture and urban life, inspired by their home of East London. The band describe their sound as: “Beats, Rhymes and Brass of the highest calibre.”
Supporting the likes of Mos Def & The Specials, Lazy Habits have proven their worth at home and abroad - with appearances at Glastonbury & Bestival alongside sold out shows in Taiwan & Singapore during the group's tour of Asia in 2015.
After reaching the top 10 in the iTunes UK hip-hop chart with their self-titled debut album, Lazy Habits are ready to release their follow up: 'The Atrocity Exhibition' in February 2016. The first single 'The Breach' has already received radio play from BBC 6 and will appear in a forthcoming UK cinema release 'Alleycats', while the official video features actor, and recent fan of the band, Taron Egerton from 'Kingsman: Secret Service'.
2016 will see Lazy Habits return to Asia, UK & Europe to tour the second album and prove once again that live hip-hop played with passion, precision and intensity rightly deserves its place on any stage and isn't a luxury confined to the big players of the U.S. East Coast.
"The bands' onstage energy is a colossal live experience that will keep you buzzing long after you’ve left the venue." *Drafted Magazine**
"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
"If you know Lazy Habits, you know there’s nothing lazy about them!… I honestly believe MC Lazy is one of the top lyricists of our generation." Altsounds.com*
Top Cat Collective are a six-piece funk and hip-hop group hailing from the South East/London. Combining the insatiable grooves of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, with the forward thinking aesthetic of J Dilla, and Madlib, their unique concoction of hip-hop and funk is sure to get the floor moving. A veritable super group of talent, their members have toured across the U.K playing Beach Break festival, Lounge on the Farm, 02 Academy Islington, Hop Farm, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and the Royal Albert Hall as well as performing at the New Orleans French Quarter Festival and the iconic Old Mint in Louisiana. Their full live setup is hard to beat, with the powerful vocal talents of Chris Hutchings – of Black Gabanza – and Harriet Langley more than matched by their relentless rhythm section, and they’ve received innumerable plaudits for their live show. Nascent, but a hugely exciting prospect, their debut EPs was released this Spring and they are touring the material this Summer.
June 3rd – New Cross Inn, London.
July 1st-3rd – El Dorado Festival, Eastnor.
August 17th - Dittybug, London
September 10th – Good Ship, Kilburn
October 29th – Basement Tapes, Hackney
Praise for Top Cat Collective:
‘Take 30 minutes of TC collective twice daily to turn yourself in to a funk guzzling groove beeg. Love it.’ – Pete Bennie, Speaker’s Corner Quartet.
‘This (Rascal Bud) is practically falling off the back of the beat and poking the previous in the nose!’ – Guy Harris, Drummer.