LARRY PINK THE HUMAN have released their debut single ‘LOVE YOU, BYE.’. The first offering from the new band, comprising vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Laurie Vincent and super-producer and songwriter Jolyon Thomas, is a contemplative piece of danceable, lo-fi shoegaze.
The ethos of LARRY PINK THE HUMAN is to challenge normal human perceptions, no better demonstrated than with the band members themselves. Jolyon, whose work as a producer includes such artists as M83, U2 and Royal Blood, is now stepping out from the studio and onto the stage as a songwriter and performer, while Laurie – who as a guitarist forms one half of the band Slaves – takes the role of lyricist and frontman for the first time.
Regarding the band Laurie says, “LARRY PINK THE HUMAN is an ideal. A place created first and foremost to explore my personal thoughts and feelings. A chance to share my perspective lyrically. The key part of LPTH is saying yes, being open, seeking growth and facing problems that seem daunting and almost insurmountable. It is a leap into the unknown, because if we never tried we would never know.
“There is so much more of ourselves we still want to explore and achieve. LPTH spilled out of my chaos-fuelled mind during the establishment of a ‘comfortable’ life, a deep desire to turn left when everyone expects you to turn right. I feel the essence of LPTH is me truly becoming myself for the first time.”
Continuing Jolyon says, “LARRY PINK THE HUMAN is a realisation of the music that Laurie and I both love. Mixing and matching styles and colours, with no limits to what is allowed or feasible. Every creation is made by us in our world but reflects the outside with our own lens. In fact LPTH is the lens.
“We both have backgrounds in the visual arts (Laurie’s paintings and myself a member of Youth Hymns) so we are naturally bringing the visual to the forefront of the band. LPTH is: The artwork/song/production/clothing/visual as an all encompassing breathing concept. Once we combine all of this we are LARRY PINK THE HUMAN.”