I started playing when I was 16. Went to college, went to uni studying music and was in countless bands throughout that time. Then got a job at Circus Records and ended up being the live drummer for Flux Pavilion Live, we played South West Four, Brixton Electric, Great Escape Festival.
At the same time I was setting up my own band, Lapyear, with some friends from home who have all been in music since they were kids. We’ve been going since 2016 and have 2 EP’s and some singles out. We got the attention of Venn Records which have subsequently been putting out our records so far and our new EP is on vinyl so I am very grateful for their continued interest in us and their faith in us as a band. Our biggest venue to date is the House Of Vans which was a massive personal milestone for me. Lockdown has put a haut on our 2020 tour to promote our new EP ‘Smile’ but we’ll be back, a year older but with more determination and fire than ever before.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I play Standard 7A sticks.
My favourite thing aside from the sticks is the branding. Black and white, symmetrical and bold. Couldn’t be more my style if I had made it myself.
I would recommend them because the sticks are clearly durable and have an air of quality about them as soon as you get them out and start playing with them. They’re easily as good as (if not, better than) brands with way more history than Collision which shows they have been properly designed and manufactured.
London four-piece Lapyear are back with the second single ‘Negative (I Wish I Was)‘ that is part of their upcoming “Smile” EP. Whilst Lapyear still keep the core elements seen in their previous single, such as inspirations from earlier grunge, emo and brit pop artists, this next release also sees incorporation of DIY-emo/punk influences, the likes of Oso Oso, Balance & Composure, Macseal and more. This cross combination of such vast influences makes for something truly unique.
In a previous interview with All Punked Up, they said their last single, “Under My Tongue” touched on themes of not being comfortable in your own skin but convincing yourself and your friends that you are.