Brighton up-comers Lazybones have just released their latest music video for Trash Talk, their single out on SaySomething Records. Recorded by Ben Hampson of Agricultural Audio (Noel Gallagher, Bloc Party), Trash Talk is about “that moment when you know you’re about to say something you’ll regret, when you’re right on the edge and you just can’t stop it,” vocalist Candi Underwood explains. We’ve all done it. The band spoke with The Fountain about the single in more depth as well as their plans for 2020.
TF: You have a new video out, that must be exciting?
Yes we’re really excited for people to see it and watch us in our one-shot cleaning glory! With music videos it’s always difficult, as long gone are the days of watching Kerrang! or Scuzz for hours (which we all loved to do), and now in general, attention spans are much shorter so you have do something better to keep their attention. Plus music videos can be really boring so we always try to be as creative and fun as possible, and to keep it cheap and cheery in true DIY fashion, and I think we’ve achieved this with this video.
TF: And what has the reception been like to Trash Talk, can you elaborate on what inspired the crux of it?
It’s been so good, we’ve been so happy. We’ve had some amazing radio support from the Radio 1 Rock Show, Kerrang! Radio, Radio X, BBC Introducing etc. and we’ve just finished our tour which was great. Lots of petrol station Greggs vegan sausage rolls. From a songwriting perspective it’s about that moment when you’re in an argument or you’re about to say something you regret and you’re trying to hold it back. I’m pretty sure I was angry when I wrote the lyrics, and it’s something we can all relate to – don’t talk s***.
TF: And how do you feel this differs from previous releases?
We feel it’s a step up for us, certainly on the production side. It’s a bit cleaner and less raw than our first EP which was recorded live. It feels like a really coherent release, and we’ve upped our game on our yellow look to go alongside. We always wear yellow as a middle finger to fashion as we’re fed up of serious rock bands stood by graffiti and we want to show it’s fine to be in a rock band or be into a rock band and have fun. We’re totally happy being uncool and we welcome anyone along to be uncool with us. We’re ready to take over the world so this is just another step – you wait ’til you hear the next one!
TF: Can we look forward to seeing you live soon, touring, particularly here in Scotland?
We’re now looking to 2020 so hopefully yes! We’d love to come up to Scotland. Nothing is set in stone yet but fingers crossed, there’ll definitely be some plans in 2020.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
My favourite has been from our Bang! Bang! Tour when we first played The Frog & Fiddle in Cheltenham. Such an incredible venue with really awesome people. The whole crowd was just there for a good time – dancing, singing, chanting – and everyone was so lovely. We’ve been back since and it’s the same so yes – all bands should go to this venue!