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Laneous & The Family Yah make grunty indie soul and croon punk for your earholes. Together with the all singing, all dancing Bird Fire Choir, Laneous navigates his band through abstract hip hop, punk and old soul. Alternatively cheerful, smooth and demented he cuts through the Family Yah’s at times fiercely syncopated, occasionally bombast and otherwise wobbly grooves with his trademark falsetto croon and charming hip hop murmurs.
Bubblin’ up out of the artisan hot bed that is Brisbane’s West End, L&TFY are amongst the hardest working on the East Coast Touring Circuit. Their 2009 Debut LP “St Ill Regal” pushed the band onto the National stage with Triple J spinning “Searing Life” on High Rotation, a QSong Award, Unearthed Win and critical acclaim around the country. This saw L&TFY spend the best part of a year on the road. Still though they found time to record and release 3 Limited Edition EPs – all now sold out and ascended to the vaults.
Having finely tuned a high energy and dynamic live show the old fashioned way – through grueling trips up and down the coast, crashing on floors and fighting for DJ duties in the tour bus, their Sophomore Album “Found Things” is Laneous & The Family Yah at their most direct – a fight between the animal and the evolved, an uncompromised and highly joyous offering of soul, punk and hip hop. It’s release in September 2010 (through Bird Fire Records) cements L&TFY as amongst one of the most prolific acts in Australia.