Layzee Gold are an innovative, indie-pop music group who have emerged from the Wicklow area. A four piece ensemble made up of Philip Nolan, Jamie Nolan, Chris Nolan, and Roisin O’Keeffe, the group draws influence for their music from a mish-mash of expansive genres. This could be anything as starkly contrasting as rap and traditional Irish music, but the talent of Layzee Gold comes together to interweave the best elements of these genres and create their own hybrid sound.
Drawing influences from contemporary powerhouses such as Sam Fender and Ireland’s own Dermot Kennedy, the band promotes their sound as something akin to groups such as London Grammer and The xx.
With an EP on the way later this year, Layzee Gold are making their way on to the Irish music scene with ambition and a fresh approach. They will be releasing a single this coming February 28th; a song entitled ‘28’.
When asked about the song, Philip Nolan gave insight in to the inspiration behind the hauntingly emotive ballad.
“ ‘28’ is about mine and Jamie’s older brother, who started battling lyme disease 3 years ago. We’ve had to watch him fight it all these years, and since then they’ve only found more complications. So I suppose we wrote this song to vent about how it feels to lose faith in absolutely everything while you sit there and watch someone you love and care about get sicker and sicker in front of you.”
With eerie and memorable sounds, and lyrics that carry so much meaning, ‘28’ is sure to set up Layzee Gold as one of the new sounds of Irish indie music.