'Hiccup' is second thrilling taster of their forthcoming EP Ribbons, which is due for release on 10” vinyl and digital formats on September 15, 2017. You can pre-order the EP from Lost Map right now, at a special price ... and it's also available as a bundle with their Disappear 7", and 'With My Mind' postcard. The EP also features previous single, 'With My Mind'.
‘Hiccup’ follows Lazy Day’s now long-since sold-out Record Store Day 2015 split 7” single with Tuff Love, ‘Portait’ / ‘Groucho’, and the ‘Disappear’ 7” single, which was accompanied by a stunning and trippy video hailed by DIY Mag as “yet more evidence of Tilly’s growing ambitions, as she amps up with a full band, and hits down on the accelerator”.
Lazy Day began life in 2014 as the bedroom solo project of Tilly Scantlebury. Self-recording her tracks on Garageband and making them available to hear via SoundCloud, she quickly gained extensive attention and praise from many respected music websites and blogs. Since expanding to a four-piece band currently featuring drummer Beni Evans, guitarist Liam Hoflay and newest member bassist Jake Head, they’ve gone on to twice be longlisted for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, appear at festivals including LeeFest: The Neverland, SWN Festival and the Beacons Festival and earn radio play from BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne.
“I wrote ‘Hiccup’ two summers ago when I found myself in a romantic situation that I wasn’t ready for,” says Tilly. “The song is about not knowing what someone else is thinking and ending up in your own head. I wanted to play with the idea of a ‘hiccup’ – a weird involuntary bodily reflex that causes disruption, even if only for a second. A hiccup is like an unpredictable bump in the road, and it was a way for me to express the lack of control I felt I had at the time. I had a lot of fun mirroring this in the music, especially with the band in the studio – chopping and changing the pace and feel of the song so you’re never quite sure what’s next.”
‘Hiccup’ was recorded by Bottle Rocket Recording at The Crows’ Nest Studios, mixed by Adrian Hall (Anna Calvi/Goldfrapp) at Clever Pup Studios and mastered by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin at Metropolis. Artwork and press shot by Eleanor Crewes.
The single precedes Lazy Day’s first UK headline tour, which begins in Guildford on Monday, September 18 and takes in 12 dates around the country.
LAZY DAY LIVE:
MON, SEP 18 @ GUILDFORD, THE BOILEROOM [TICKETS]
TUE, SEP 19 @ BRIGHTON, THE GREEN DOOR STORE[FREE EVENT]
WED, SEP 20 @ TUNBRIDGE WELLS, THE FORUM BASEMENT [TICKETS]
THU, SEP 21 @ LONDON, THE LEXINGTON [TICKETS]
FRI, SEP 22 @ CARDIFF, BUFFALO BAR [TICKET]
SAT, SEP 23 @ BRISTOL, THE CROFTERS RIGHTS [TICKETS]
MON, SEP 25 @ LEEDS, LENDING ROOM [TICKETS]
TUE, SEP 26 @ GLASGOW, HUG & PINT [TICKETS]
WED, SEP 27 @ EDINBURGH, LEITH DEPOT [TICKETS]
THU, SEP 28 @ DUNDEE, CONROY'S [TICKETS]
FRI, SEP 29 @ MANCHESTER, CASTLE HOTEL [TICKETS]
SAT, SEP 30 @ SHEFFIELD, RECORD JUNKEE [TICKETS]