By Mandy Rogers
Yes. It’s back again! That furiously catchy debut song from Liverpudlian tunesmiths Lawson. “When She Was Mine” (the same that we brought you the audio too recently) the tune that has been practically busting out the radio plays already, bagged itself an early breakfast time premiere this morning via their website.
As a debut video goes, they played it safe by focusing on a performance style jam session interspersed with intimate story telling flash backs that was all shot in Los Angeles at short time ago, but nevertheless is a beautifully captured promo.
This is just the first rung on the ladder proper for Lawson, who recently sold out a gig at London’s Monto Water Rats (in 8 minutes!), and as a result due to demand streamed the whole thing on their website an hour afterwards. The showcase which included Lawson fan favourite tracks “Red Sky”, “Standing In The Dark”, a really good cover of Ed Sheeran’s “A Team”, debut single “When She Was Mine” and featured some new tracks, “Taking Over Me”, “Waterfall” & “Gone” from their hotly anticipated forthcoming debut album amongst their almost hour long set, did nothing too dispel their engaging ability of pumping out pleasurable pop and making it an instantly likeable with mass appeal.
Where before others, were gluing guitar playing Lawson into the McFly and Busted strand of boy band, (primarily because they shun the choreographed back flips and they do indeed play their own instruments) the streaming of the Water Rats Gig put this notion firmly to bed, if anything there is a more fitting comparison in that of Maroon 5, teamed with The Wanted, going on here. However you analyse it there is no doubt in my mind that these boys have grabbed onto something quite poptastic in their own right and am eager to hear the Lawson journey play out further.
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