Lizards. The North East’s Answer to Mel & Kim

13th October 2015

On the 12th October 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered the America’s, and 523 years on from that notable date in history North East glamour things Lee Forster (Last Waltz) & James Hadfield (Elizabeth Collective) discovered each other. Musically that is! In truth, the pair have been making music together on and for the past decade, and following years of not managing to finish owt, yesterday finally saw them buck that trend with the release of their highly anticipated debut production under their newly formed ‘Lizards’ guise.

Titled ‘Glamour Catty’, the track is a feline foray into the darker side of left-of-centre house, which features some superb remix support from fellow Sunderland wrong-un, Bird of Paradise. And the name? Well I didn’t want to even begin to speculate, so I thought it best left to Lee to explain;

”The name Glamour Catty came from the track having that Glam Rock kinda swing to it and we thought part of it sounded a bit like a whining cat”

Now if that doesn’t make you want to go out and buy this immediately then nothing will.

It’s also worth mentioning that this is just the start for Lee and James with new material due out on Leng, Legend Of Gelert, Futureboogie over the coming months, along with remixes for Koncret Cutz and Cabaret Nocturne. Glamour Catty is out now on Join Our Club Records. Pick it up here.


Keeping it in the family, their close pals and the fellas behind East London’s Bad Passion parties Chris Stoker and Andy Bainbridge launched their long overdue ‘Not An Animal’ imprint last week, with the ever impressive Man Power having the honour of marking the labels first release with his ‘Power Theme’ EP. There’s been loads of hype around this project and you can expect to hear more cracking new material on the label in 2016, including more from Lizards.

Finally, to celebrate the launch of ‘Not An Animal’ Chris and Andy called on ‘Above Machine’ owner Steve Lee to provide a tidy mix of Balearic all-sorts, which I’ve been pleased to discover features the ace ‘Golden Garden’ from Pender Street Steppers, one of my favourite records of the year to date.

Get your lugs around it below …


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