Who Are Lawson?
Definition: “being of or belonging to an overstuffed furniture design marked by square seat cushions, short squarish back rests, and high square or roll arms”
Okay, maybe not the answer you exactly wanted to know. You are probably reading this article because you want to know more about the band Lawson who have teenage girls worldwide falling in love with them. Well, Andy Brown, Ryan Fletcher, Adam Pitts and Joel Peat are four English lads who formed in 2009 after Andy and Adam met online and decided to make a band. Over the next year the boys were writing, recording and playing gigs across the UK, defining their sound as a band. In 2011 they received their big break in supporting The Wanted on their first headlining tour “#TheCode Tour”, this started welcoming a lot of opportunities. They started opening for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Westlife, The Saturdays, Will Young and playing festivals like Wireless and T In the Park.
2012 was the big year for Lawson releasing their Debut album ‘Chapman Square” in October which featured their singles ‘When She was Mine’, ‘Taking Over Me’, ‘Standing In the Dark’. This album has some very infectious pop/rock songs which showcases lead singer Andy’s incredible vocal range. Highlights from Chapman Square include ‘Waterfall’, ‘Stolen’, ‘Make It Happen’ and bonus track on the Deluxe Edition ‘Anybody Out There’.
Lawson didn’t really hit mainstream status in Australia until early 2013 when their fourth single ‘Learn To Love Again’ gained mainstream status. This followed the media to start taking attention of them and DJ’s to start playing their songs on national radio. In April ‘Chapman Square’ finally got released in Australia (6 months late) and this followed a short promo tour. The lads came to Sydney for 5 days to play a one off show at The Metro Theatre and do media appearances including co-hosting Smallzy’s Surgery and a performance on breakfast talk show ‘Sunrise’.
Make sure you buy Lawson’s debut album ‘Chapman Square’ which is now available at Sanity and JB Hifi in Australia. And check out my personal favourite Lawson track ‘Die For You’ which is available on their ‘Standing In The Dark EP’.