The Tasmanian four-piece spend much of Stay reminding themselves of what they are grateful for in life – their jobs, their families, shakas, partners and dogs – while staying true to their aspirations as a band. Frontman Tyler Richardson wears the proverbial on his sleeve throughout, offering an audible hug through his uncannily relatable lyrics. “I wanna be someone you can depend upon when everyone is gone,” he roars on Reeling. Recruiting Darren Cordeux (Kisschasy) to co-produce the record, LB’s melodies hit a sweeter spot than ever. As the sombre reflections of Collisions wind down and Bastards begins, the two tracks intertwine beautifully, a shining moment for the album.
Stay is out June 22 via Cooking Vinyl.
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