Mon 4 Oct 2010 to Sun 10 Oct 2010

by Laneous & the Family Yah

A mongrel born of love lost, intoxication, back beats, nipples, distortion, duality and Staffordshire terriers, Laneous and the Family Yah are proud to present their new album Found Things.

A collage of inspiration found in the bands travels, collected to produce a miscellaneous representation of their experiences in music and words, Found Things is 17 tracks written between mid 2009 to mid 2010 by Laneous & the Family Yah and recorded mid 2010 at Psi Fi studios in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley by Peet G.

In the 12 months since the release of their debut album St Ill. Regal, L&TFY have been engaged in a heavy mix of touring and festival appearances whilst also finding the time to release 3x limited edition EP’s, not to mention writing and recording their new album.

In particular – it’s been they’re bombastic live performances endearing them to the swarms of punters that have caught their numerous East-Coast Tours. It’s with this tenacity that Laneous & The Family Yah approach Found Things.

The first taste of Found Things is new single I Am Dog. Filled to the brim with thinly-veiled metaphors and sexual tension, I Am Dog is Laneous at his most absolute and the Family Yah at their dirty-pop finest. Written in a flurry and quickly added to the album just before closing, the track is a spontaneous a cheeky self-analysis conducted by Laneous himself, wrapped in his trademark rudeboy swagger.

However in typical Laneous and the Family Yah style, the first single is only a quick peek at the delights that lay within Found Things, an album that drifts effortlessly from hip hop to balls-out rock, crooner punk to indie soul. Fiercely syncopated and silky smooth, the band brings the entire colour wheel to the table.

Yet amongst all this, it’s the inherent cohesion that makes L&TFY work. Slinky hip hop in the form of ‘Ode to the Code’ sits comfortably next to the prickly-pop of first single ‘I Am Dog’, whilst the ballad-esque ‘Haunting’ brings a touch a class with flugelhorn and strings crammed alongside the smouldering rock of ‘It Only Takes’. It’s an ongoing juxtaposition that is wholeheartedly embraced across the whole album in a beautifully schizophrenic manner.

From start to finish, front to back, Found Things is a devastating mongrel mixture of genres, instruments, tempos, styles and influences, and it solidifies Laneous & The Family Yah as one of the most dangerous acts in the country.

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