Britain's premier bant combo return with new single 'YOLO (You Only Leave Once)' and album '#bantmobile'.
"You only leave once and you never come back; you look better in the dark with a face like that"
After a short period away LadBanter are back - and banter than ever. It may have only been 9 months since the boys last penetrated the charts, but during that time much has changed.
"Obviously Chris has done his thing," says staunchly heterosexual heartthrob Danny, referring to his bantmate's success with solo effort 'Bernard's Watch', "and I've been away doing my thing, and the other two have been doing their thing, and we just thought, you know, it'd be nice to get back together to do a thing, for the fans, you know."
"A love that festered, grew like mould; you're 23 but you look twice as old"
Says Danny of 'YOLO': "It's an upbeat break-up song. It says: 'girls, we're single!'"
And what a catch any member of the group would be, not least sensitive
charmer Chris, who co-wrote the track with up-and-coming production team
PMQs, once again proving he not only has the words for head, but also a
head for words.
As he explains, the song draws from
experience. "I went out with this girl and then she left me," he
explains, "and it's true, she was ugly." The split hit him hard. As he
explains, "I just think people don't realise how hard it can be to be a
Thankfully, channeling his angst into the track proved a real help in moving on. "I've moved on now," he reveals. It's a process that's been aided, somewhat unusually, by music. "I've been listening to a lot of Dubstep and James Arthur recently. I just think that's what the UK music scene needs at the moment.
"One of the tracks on the album, 'The Mynx Effect', is actually sort of inspired by James," although, he hastens to add, "not in a gay way."
#bantmobile will be released on March 4 and features contributions
from P Funktory, Kirk Norcross, Brian May and Tunde from the Lighthouse Family. 'YOLO (You Only Leave Once)' is out on Sunday.
"You only leave once; you only leave once; you only leave once; you better not come back"