If asked, Tilly Scantlebury will describe her younger self as “pretty fearless.” The Lazy Day singer remembers ripping off her armbands at the swimming pool before jumping in, or sharing the seat of her dad’s bicycle, pleading with her father to cycle faster down a hill to her school close to her north London home. Those of you lucky enough to have grabbed a copy of Lazy Day’s 2017 single With My Mind will have seen the proof of this. Tilly standing by the side of the pool, lost inside her big brother’s oversized trunks, armbands discarded, poised to jump in. Tilly has spent most of her life since taking risks, doing the opposite of what’s expected. A life lived fearless, just jumping in.
Lazy Day’s new E.P, Letters, on the band’s own label, Weird Cool Records (via Republic Of Music) is ample evidence of this. The E.P. was supported by ReBalance, an organization funded by Festival Republic with the support of the PRS Foundation which assists women in the process of making and recording music. Having started the recording process with her band at their studio in Hackney, the funding allowed Tilly to record at Czar Street Studios with producer Steph Marziano (Radiohead, Kasabian, The National). The funding empowered Tilly to really take control of the process and she recorded everything else herself in the studio with Steph.
The London band have a busy few months ahead including performances at the Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Community, Latitude festivals and more.
We are delighted that they can fill the shoes of Our Girl and we reckon you'll love em.
"Lazy Day casting the blurry edges of their dream-pop into sharper focus."
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