Laurel Canyons are young Yorkshire four-piece giving Americana an energetic British twist. Brimming with melody and vitality, upcoming single ‘Youth Blood’ is a taster of what to expect from Laurel Canyons’ debut album due this summer. Blending elements of roots, folk, rockabilly and country, expect magnificent songs that deal with the everyday honest realities of being young in 21st century Britain – like getting by on your wits, falling in and out of love, and having to make the best of the hand you’re dealt with. With Jake Bugg proving there is a big audience for young artists able to put a fresh slant on a vintage sound, the future looks bright for Laurel Canyons. Listen to an album sampler here
The name Laurel Canyons is a nod to some of their influences – an array of musical legends that lived in Laurel Canyon during its 60s and 70s bohemian heyday (everyone from The Doors to The Byrds to Frank Zappa) - but mixed in with this potent brew are elements of home; Laurel Canyons are still unmistakably British. Discovered two years ago by the seasoned managers of reformed art rockers Magazine, Laurel Canyons are all in their early 20s and from Doncaster.
Jake Cope (21) - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
PJ Burdett (21) - Electric Guitar
France Lahmar (20) - Bass
Arv Teeroovengadum (23) - Drums and Percussion