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Celebrating the opening of Kiki Smith’s exhibition, London-based pop act, Lazy Day bring the party with their wonky pop sensibility. Supporting them will be Amsterdam-born, Oxford-based musician Max Blansjaar.

“The reverb-drenched resonance of Slowdive and the wonky pop sensibility of Kate Bush.”

“Lazy Day casting the blurry edges of their dream-pop into sharper focus.”


Lazy Day began in 2014 as the solo bedroom project of Tilly Scantlebury. After recording her songs in her makeshift bedroom studio, news about Lazy Day spread so quickly that she put together her band. The warmth and energy the group have onstage is infectious. Everyone’s invited to the party, nobody is left out.

Their debut EP ‘Ribbons’ was released in September 2017, followed by their latest offering ‘Letters’ in March 2019. Funded by the PRS and Festival Republic ReBalance scheme, their releases have been supported by Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Huw Stephens on Radio 1, John Kennedy on Radio X, as well as DIY, GoldFlakePaint, Line of Best Fit and Amazing Radio. On top of selling out a string of headline shows, Lazy Day have toured with Jay Som, Alex Lahey and Amber Arcades, and have played their biggest shows yet with Bloc Party this summer.

This autumn tour follows months packed with festivals including Latitude, The Great Escape, Community, Kendal Calling, Camden Rocks, Are You Listening? and Y Not? Festival.

16-year-old Max Blansjaar spent the first few years of his musical career as a virtuoso classical pianist. In late 2017 he started to experiment with his unique brand of lo-fi pop music, writing and recording a collection of songs on an old computer at his school. The result was Blansjaar’s debut EP Spit it Out!, a record that captured attention with its seamless combination of chunky grunge guitars, unusual samples and intelligent, witty lyricism. 

Since then he has performed at Cornbury and Truck Festival, played with the likes of Pip Blom and Willie J Healey, and been championed by Clash Magazine, Born Music, and BBC Introducing.

This event forms part of the Preview Party for Kiki Smith’s new exhibition I am a Wanderer. Find out more information here.

Free entry, book now below.

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