Browsing: Artists – L

The La’s emerged in Liverpool in 1987, playing vibrant unashamedly nostalgic working-class pop with council estate swagger and a sensibility honed in the northern beat boom. They got a lot…

Having relocated from Jamaica to Brixton at the start of the 1960s, it was pretty much right-time-right-place for Cuban-born ska legend, Laurel Aitken, as ska began filtering into London clubs and dancehalls.…

The Brooks brothers, Derek and Stuart, formed south London blues rockers Leaf Hound out of the remnants of a band called Black Cat Bones. Joined by vocalist/lyricist Peter French and…

Michael Brown, the keyboard player and songwriter whose brief tenure with The Left Banke produced the band’s classic hits Walk Away Renee (the product of an infatuation with the girlfriend of…

A film star at the age of 12, a pop star a year later, über-Californian Leif Garrett burned briefly but brightly during the 70s, his biggest hit being 1979’s I Was Made…

The Lemonheads originally formed as a hardcore punk band with high school buddies Evan Dando and Ben Deily in mid-80s Massachusetts. By the time they signed their major label contract…