Layabouts are a young band formed in Madrid in the fall of 2005. The four original members (Javi, Jon, Rober and Victor) wanted to start an indie rock band after finishing their previous projects. They started rehearsing together when naturally powerful guitar riffs and catching vocal melodies bonded together to create their first songs. As major influences they normally name Joy Division and the american garage bands of the 70’s, although you can easily recognize classic influences from bands of the 60’s. This is the reason why in their songs you can see strokes coming from the Beatles, The Kinks, The Who or even The Cure. They also have influences in the actual rock scene and are not afraid to confess their admiration for bands like The Killers, Bloc Party, The Bravery, The Strokes, The Kooks, White Rose Movement, Death From Above or Test Icicles. After a few months, Martí Perarnau (Underwater Tea Party, Sixty-nine Million Inches) joined to the band, first as a live musician, playing keyboards and sinthesizers, which give a new three-dimensional atmosphere to the songs and more dancing rythms. Finally, he became a permanent member of Layabouts. In March, the band moved to Cadiz to record their first studio album produced by the acclaimed producer Paco Loco and mastered by Dani Altarriba at Sonoland Studios in Madrid. “Fine for me” is the first single and Pacific Productions has produced the video, directed by Iván Mena Tinoco. Layabouts was voted as the 2006 Best Amateur Band by Disco Grande’s audience, one of the most important radio programs in Spain. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.