01 May 2013 – ‘Broken Jaw’ : New Laurel Canyons download rattling down your pipes come June 17.
“A ballsy fusion of blues rock and the cocksure attitude of Oasis, it’s been endorsed by none other than Richard Hawley” – Big Issue (April 2013)
“I think, very promising” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
“Sunshine-inspired FM pop. This is bloody brilliant” – When The Gramophone Rings (March 2013)
“A high quality piece of indie-rock that has a hint of The Waterboys to it and will spread like wildfire. Laurel Canyons are a band worth hearing” – The Sound Of Confusion (March 2013)
“It will be hard to ignore Laurel Canyons in the months to follow. Simply put: these guys just have it” – Venture Magazine (March 2013)
‘Broken Jaw’ is the new single from Laurel Canyons, our young Yorkshire four-piece giving bluesy US rock a fresh British twist. The ferocious ‘Broken Jaw’ fizzes with attitude and energy, with Jake Cope’s powerful vocals and PJ Burdett’s supple guitar playing at the fore.
‘Broken Jaw’ is the follow up to debut single ‘Youth Blood’, which received plays on BBC Radio 2 and XFM. Both songs are taken from Laurel Canyon’s debut album, due later this summer. Expect magnificent songs that deal with everyday honest realities, like getting by on your wits, falling in and out of love, and making the best of the hand you’re dealt with. With Jake Bugg proving there is a big audience for young artists able to put a fresh slant on a vintage sound, the future looks bright for Laurel Canyons.
Laurel Canyons are :
Jake Cope (21) – Vocals + Acoustic Guitar
PJ Burdett (21) – Electric Guitar
France Lahmar (20) – Bass
Arv Teeroovengadum (23) – Drums + Percussion
Appearing down your way :
May 18 – Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge
May 25 – The Springboard Festival, Cottingham
June 2 _ The Old Queen’s Head, London N1
June 8 – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
July 5 – MonkeyFest 2013, Woking
Keep watching the skies at :
01 February 2013 : In Fear Of Olive are now called Laurel Canyons.
Same band members. Same sound. Better name.
Debut release - ‘Youth Blood’ – to be released Tuesday 2nd April on the ever-popular MP3 download format.
Available at iTunes, Amazon and wherever you get your MP3 goodies from.
Their album will follow come June 2013.
THIS IS WHAT WE SAY :
Collected, composed and packing a ferocious punch, Laurel Canyons mine a fertile seam of Americana that blend elements of roots, folk, rockabilly and country. Their name is a respectful nod to some of their influences that lived in Laurel Canyon during its 60s and 70s bohemian heyday, but mixed in with that potent brew are elements of home and Laurel Canyons are unmistakably British in their unique sound.
They have played many a gig, a slew of festivals, garnered radio play and sessions a-plenty, along with successful support slots with a bevy of established bands. On the way they have amassed widespread admiration from fans, musicians, DJs and music industry movers and shakers alike. Laurel Canyons are about to reach out up and down these isles and beyond.
Come June, the quartet are to release their first album. As vital as it is timeless, this debut sets out their stall as a tight knit group brimming with talent and passion. Recorded above a betting shop in their hometown of Doncaster, the songs distil the everyday honest realities of getting by on your wits, exploring relationships and making the best of the hand you’re dealt.
Although the music game at times eludes genuine talent, there is no cause for worry with this gang. The outstanding, timeless quality of their music and emotional investment therein will bring just rewards. Only those with wooden hearts and cloth ears will miss such artistry
THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY :
“Really, really great songs, boss lyrics too and sympathetic arrangements played with real feeling and soul… what is there not to like?”
– Richard Hawley
“It could be a few months away, it might be more than a year, but Laurel Canyons are going to be massive – Mumfords massive if there’s any justice.”
– Nick Rice, Clash Magazine
“I think, very promising…”
– Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
“Laurel Canyons combines the raggedy charm of roots with an urgency and insistence that’s one hundred per cent contemporary”
“Twanged-up skiffling rock and roll from the Deep South – deep South Yorkshire, that is. Energised by Johnny Cash, Bright Eyes and Bob Dylan, this quartet has the Richard Hawley seal of approval and ours too.”
– Andrew Harrison, Q Magazine
NOTA BENE :
In Fear Of Olive releases still available for a limited time longer :
Love’s Grown Wild - download only
Saluting Magpies EP – CD and MP3 download, with additional track ‘Don’t Give The Game Away’
All We Can Do Is Wonder EP - CD and MP3 download, with additional track ‘Acting My Age’
CDs available from Wire-Sound online shop.
Downloads available at iTunes, Amazon and wherever you get your MP3 goodies from.