After his quiet start to 2012, Laneous (of Laneous & the Family Yah) talks rumours, romance, and raging pink doves.
And for fans who've noticed L&TFY's departure from their usual Brisbane haunts, the news is pretty grim. “I've been hiding down in Melbourne, doing gigs down there, and just chilling out. Serpent is going overseas over the next couple of months, so yeah, we're just having a bit of a break. I think this is going to be (L&TFY’s) only show for this year, at the Dove,” he says.
The ‘Dove’ he refers to is the art action warehouse experiment, Pink Dove, an experimental combination of music, theatre and a plainly titled ‘peep-show’, which returns for its second incarnation later this month.
Despite only one planned Brisbane show in 2012, there is a light at the end of this ‘pink’ tunnel, in the form of an unsubstantiated rumour that L&TFY's follow up to the ‘Scissors’ EP, ‘Paper’, might be released at Pink Dove 2. Unsubstantiated, that is, until now. “I've got a pretty reliable source,” says Laneous. “At least, I really hope we release it there.”
So there is some joy for Brisbane fans, despite Laneous' recent engagements in Melbourne. “I've started seeing someone down there, so I just sort of went down there for a break, you know, a change of scene.”
But with no immediate plans for L&TFY to head overseas (as Laneous puts it, he's “a pretty broke artist”), it's safe to say Laneous will be back. “West End's the only place that I can call home. I gotta keep coming back.”
And so do his other band mates. L&TFY are still yet to record the final EP, 'Rock', in their 'Found Things' collection, and, until recently, Laneous has been alone in his songwriting. “But it's going to be interesting. I'm really excited about it.”
Pink Dove 2 takes place at The Ice Cream Factory, West End, Friday April 20. Tickets are available at the door on a first in first served basis.