VIDEO: Lazy Habits – ‘Starting Fires’


Naturally the riots have been a key topic of interest for people throughout the UK over these past few weeks and it’s been well documented that the independent music market were hit hard with hundreds of labels losing stock in the PIAS/SONY warehouse fire in Enfield.

Self released Hackney eight piece band Lazy Habits found themselves in an unusual situation when they discovered that their radio airplay listing on BBC1Xtra was pulled as the troubles unfolded.

1Xtra contacted the group to let them know that their scheduled airplay for their new single “STARTING FIRES” had been postponed due to the inappropriate title of the track.

The band, who have been working hard promoting their new single at this years’ festivals including shows at Lovebox, Glastonbury, Green Man, The Big Chill, and Soundwave in Croatia, as well as a full UK club tour were obviously left disappointed about the situation.

The Band commented on the decision by saying;
“It’s obviously disappointing but it was a delicate situation that was unfolding by the hour. It was a crazy week and people lost their homes & their livelihoods so it was clear to see that National Media had to be sensitive to the events of that week. We just wanted to express that we never set out to write a song about rioting but we do write about the things we see and how we feel and starting fires is from the heart” 

Lazy Habits who to date have showcased their explosive on-stage energy at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Roundhouse, KOKO and toured with the likes of Mos Def, Soulwax, The Specials, Bonobo, Chali 2Na (Jurrasic5) and Beardyman, have won the hearts of fans throughout the UK.

With an EP out in November, this year is a big one for the band who have already been championed by Huw Stevens, The Noisettes, Eliza Doolittle, Paloma Faith and a host of BBC radio DJs) and it’s safe to say that we can expect big things from Lazy Habits in the coming months, riots permitting

August 27th: Shambala Festival
4th September – Cargo – London
1st October – The Bodega Social Club – Nottingham

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