Lawrence is back – the cult hero returns on Saturday 4th March with his new band Mozart Estate!
The erstwhile Felt and Denim frontman was previously seen here in 2018 with Go-Kart Mozart, and we’re delighted to welcome him back for another night of pop dynamite…
“Lawrence is a one-off. You hesitate to use the phrase, but he’s a National Treasure” – CLASH
Lawrence is back on the road and using the moniker Mozart Estate. A new name for a new time, he says. A new band too and a series of small steps leading the way towards a huge new album in January entitled Pop-up! Ker-ching! And The Possibilities Of Modern Shopping. The adventure starts with UK headline shows and a few choice European appearances.
Lawrence spent the ’70s and ’80s fronting the atmospheric guitar pop band Felt, who drew much inspiration from Television, and released albums in the ’90s under the moniker Denim. Go-Kart Mozart continued the pseudo-novelty direction of Denim, a group (with Hayward as the sole continual member) that produced a bubblegum strain of ’70s glam rock that often belied the biting social commentary of its lyrics.
“Even when he’s singing about cauliflowers, it’s hard to deny Lawrence is one of pop’s all-time great one-offs” – The Guardian
“The songs zing past with outrageous velocity. No second is lost to aesthetic introversion” – The Quietus