17 Sep Larry Pink The Human Announce UK Headline Tour Dates
Mercurial duo LARRY PINK THE HUMAN are excited to share ‘M1XTAPE’: featuring the brand new track ‘DO DON’T WILL WON’T’. They have also announced a new UK headline tour for March 2022.
‘DO DON’T WILL WON’T’ calls upon pop-rock mannerisms of the early noughties, with an undeniably modern sense of self-awareness percolating through its delivery.
“This song is an embrace of our lack of control,” the band say of the single. ‘Life happens and we are powerless to stop it.’
Having amassed an expansive portfolio of singles over a year that has seen LPTH pick up relentless radio support and perform a coveted secret set at Reading Festival, the duo – consisting of Laurie Vincent and Jolyon Thomas – are putting their name to their inaugural full-length release.
An exercise in boundless creativity, M1XTAPE depicts the full human condition over its seven tracks. From the life-affirming guitar pop of ‘ELEVEN11_GTR_SONG’, to the earnest vulnerability of ‘BISOUSxxx’, via ‘NO WRONG NO RIGHT’s modulated synth hooks; this diverse collection of tracks are tethered by Laurie & Jolyon’s aptitude for creating anthems which are rich in both melody and mindfulness.
Having experienced profound grief as well as exhilarating happiness within their personal lives in recent memory, this compilation offer a window into the worlds of the two band members.
“Nothing speaks to us deeper than music and these songs represent the beginning of LPTH,” Laurie & Jolyon explain. ‘The highs the lows, the ordinary and the fantastic all bundled up one after the other with a guitarlele and some weird synths.’
This knack of capturing a moment and articulating it with poise permeates throughout Laurie & Jolyon’s work, both of whom are polymathic creatives in their own right.
Visual artist, photographer & clothing designer Laurie has exhibited his work across the UK and collaborated with the likes of Lazy Oaf, Cheap Monday and Adidas.
As one half of punk duo Slaves, Laurie has picked up a Mercury Prize nomination and collaborated with the likes of Gorillaz, Skepta and Slowthai.
Jolyon, who is himself a Mercury prize-nominated songwriter and producer, has contributed production to Kendrick Lamar’s Damn LP, as well as working with U2, M83 and Royal Blood (for which he won 2018’s MPG Breakthrough Producer of the Year award).
Jolyon is also a member of video production collective Youth Hymms, with whom he has worked on videos for the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nike, Wolf Alice & ALMA. FACEFIXX, a short film that Jolyon made with Youth Hymms, was exhibited at the V&A Museum.
More than just a band, LARRY PINK THE HUMAN is an ideal; an outlet through which both Laurie & Jolyon can explore their creativity and collaborative relationship without genre confines, intertwining their various passions along the way.
“We dedicate M1XTAPE to all our loved ones, on earth or elsewhere,” LPTH conclude on the new release. ‘To you we bestow it, to add to your own life’s soundtrack.’
Catch LARRY PINK THE HUMAN live:
14th Oct Ramsgate Music Hall
18th Oct Hope & Ruin, Brighton (supporting Willie J Healey) (Sold Out)
19th Oct The Loft, Southampton (supporting Willie J Healey) (Sold Out)
20th Oct Lafayette, London (supporting Willie J Healey) (Sold Out)
22nd Oct The Lexington, London (Sold Out)
5th March Joiners, Southampton
6th March Patterns, Brighton
9th March Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
11th March YES, Manchester
12th March King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
13th March The Key Club, Leeds
16th March Oslo, London
17th March Forum, Tumbridge Wells