9th December 2020
Layabout and Black Pharaoh collaborative band
Following the premiere of the single 'Punk Reggae', Layabout Black has formed as the beginnings of a Punk-Reggae band featuring co-songwriter Black Pharaoh and Robyn as vocalists and Polite Savage as bassist and co-songwriter. Resuming with the Punk-Reggae music sound, a custom and original genre. Whilst, Polite Savage's solo project continues under the name Layabout.
21 November 2020
Four track experimental debut EP
Layabout's debut EP called 'Mirror of the Night, Shine on Whyte Light' features all four tracks, including the new single 'Punk Reggae' with Black Pharaoh and the full three minute and thirty-six second version of 'Party Man'. The EP, which was initially coined to be named Polite Savage, premiered yesterday and serves as an experiment on how albums function online in the year 2020.
26 October 2020
Two new singles Polite Savage & Punk Reggae are premiering now
Polite Savage (Oct 30) and Punk Reggae (Nov 20) with music video's included, both go on all platforms on October 30 and November 20 respectively. Polite Savage's music video concludes the first chapter of Savage the Pirate and Polite his reincarnation's story, as seen in the previous two music videos for Party Man (Feb 2020) and Stuck in a Rusty Cage (Oct 2019). Cleona Welsh, who features a lead role in the music video, as she did in Party Man's video, also gives backing vocals towards the end of the song. Punk Reggae is the first song of it's nature incorporating dancehall (reggae) and punk rock, marking the beginning of an new original genre called Punk-Reggae. The song features Layabout with co-lyricist Black Pharaoh who's idea it was create the song. Music features Omar Francis on lead guitar, Jeremy Ashbourne on drums and Cleona Welsh returns with a more vocal aid, as Black Pharaoh (Odane Wilson) DJ's the verses and William Price of Layabout sings the chorus, whilst playing bass guitar and rhythm guitar.
12 April 2020
EP recording session on it's way following pandemic crisis
As soon as it is deemed safe to venture back outside to work again, plans to hit the recording studio will be set in motion. Although there is no time frame for the EP's production, it will have four songs and be titled Polite Savage. A two faced release!
29 Feb 2020
New release - Party Man
It is 29th of February and Party Man, Layabout's second single, is online. The music video continues the story left open in Stuck in a Rusty Cage. A spirit is hidden within a bass guitar discovered by the character who mysteriously appears to become one with a stranger holding the instrument. They go on to become the Party Man!
4 March 2020
COVID-19 concerns lead to live show postponement
Layabout were set to open for Iron Kyte at a live rock event called Rockin Da Riva and presented by DownStairs (An established Jamaican rock group) No rescheduled dates have been disclosed.
12 Oct 2019
Stuck in a Rusty Cage, Layabout's first release, is an introduction to the Layabout sound. Lyrically written about selfishness, Stuck in a Rusty Cage's music video features two characters both played by William Price representing a split personality, or lack thereof.