17 March 2021
Cassette Jones plays 'Punk Reggae'
A two hour long mixtape by Cassette Jones titled CROXROAD TERMINAL WEEK 31 STRENGHT TO STRENGHT included 'Punk Reggae' as the single of the new artist on the block on his weekly broadcast.
19 January 2021
Essentially Pop and Yard Music feature the band
Steve Holley of Essentially Pop magazine interviewed Polite Savage in an article on the recent achievements and future of Layabout. Also today Yard Music uploaded a local rock playlist featuring two Layabout originals, 'Punk Reggae' and 'Party Man'.
21 November 2020
Four track experimental debut EP
Layabout's debut EP called 'Mirror of the Night, Shine on Whyte Light' features all four tracks, including the new single 'Punk Reggae' with Black Pharaoh and the full three minute and thirty-six second version of 'Party Man'. The EP, which was initially coined to be named Polite Savage, premiered yesterday and serves as an experiment on how albums function online.
6 February 2021
Myluh Muzic joins Layabout
Myluh Muzic of metal band Far From Dead, has joined Layabout Black as a multi-instrumentalist. Myluh Muzic is often seen playing bass, keyboard and lead guitar for various acts in different Jamaican musical scenes.
9 December 2020
Layabout and Black Pharaoh collaborative band
Following the premiere of the single 'Punk Reggae', Layabout Black has formed as the beginnings of a Punk Reggae band featuring co-songwriter Black Pharaoh and Robyn as vocalists and Polite Savage as bassist and co-songwriter.
3 November 2020
Layabout features in article on Jamaican Medium
Shekinah Ade-Gold interviewed William Price about Layabout's short term achievements and long term vision in a short article on Jamaican Medium, following the release of single 'Polite Savage' and in anticipation of collaborative single 'Punk Reggae' with Black Pharaoh, premiering on the 20th of November.
26 October 2020
Two new singles Polite Savage & Punk Reggae are premiering now
Polite Savage (Oct 30) and Punk Reggae (Nov 20) with music video's included, both go on all platforms on October 30 and November 20 respectively. Polite Savage's music video concludes the first chapter of Savage the Pirate and Polite his reincarnation's story, as seen in the previous two music videos for Party Man (Feb 2020) and Stuck in a Rusty Cage (Oct 2019). Cleona Welsh, who features a lead role in the music video, as she did in Party Man's video, also gives backing vocals towards the end of the song. Punk Reggae is the first song of it's nature incorporating dancehall (reggae) and punk rock, marking the beginning of an new original genre called Punk-Reggae. The song features Layabout with co-lyricist Black Pharaoh who's idea it was create the song. Music features Omar Francis on lead guitar, Jeremy Ashbourne on drums and Cleona Welsh returns with a more vocal aid, as Black Pharaoh (Odane Wilson) DJ's the verses and William Price of Layabout sings the chorus, whilst playing bass guitar and rhythm guitar.
12 April 2020
EP recording session on it's way following pandemic crisis
As soon as it is deemed safe to venture back outside to work again, plans to hit the recording studio will be set in motion. Although there is no time frame for the EP's production, it will have four songs and be titled Polite Savage. A two faced release!
4 March 2020
COVID-19 concerns lead to live show postponement
Layabout were set to open for Iron Kyte at a live rock event called Rockin Da Riva and presented by DownStairs (An established Jamaican rock group) No rescheduled dates have been disclosed.
29 Feb 2020
New release - Party Man
It is 29th of February and Party Man, Layabout's second single, is online. The music video continues the story left open in Stuck in a Rusty Cage. A spirit is hidden within a bass guitar discovered by the character who mysteriously appears to become one with a stranger holding the instrument. They go on to become the Party Man!
12 Oct 2019
Stuck in a Rusty Cage, Layabout's first release, is an introduction to the Layabout sound. Lyrically written about selfishness, Stuck in a Rusty Cage's music video features two characters both played by William Price representing a split personality, or lack thereof.