habitats band


Tropical rockers Habitats are propelling themselves headlong into gig nirvana with a swag bag of shipshape riffs and thunderous choruses. Don't miss their slender groove...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 18 Jul 2016
  • min read
Who? Habitats are Mike Lawford, James Furniss, Joe Payne and Adam Saunders.

What? Mic-swapping indie-rock quartet with four frontmen.

From where? Deepest, darkest Hampshire.

What’s the story? Habitats have risen from humble beginnings back in 2014 to grace the Fandango record label as well as heaps of stages across the capital and beyond.

Propelling them headlong into gig nirvana is a swag bag of shipshape riffs and thunderous choruses, full of bounce and heady optimism.

Over tracks with names like Boogie Waltzer, Jungles and Float Together, the tropical rockers find a slender groove, coming across like Bombay Bicycle Club jamming with Bloc Party.

Having supported The Cribs and played a string of festivals including The Great Escape, the fourpiece are plotting their own UK tour this autumn (dates below).

Can’t wait that long? Catch them at the Forum, Sheffield, on 22 July, and the In The Woods stage at Festival No.6 (curated by PRS for Music) on 2 September.

Sounds like? File next to Peace, Bombay Bicycle Club and Circa Waves.

Must hear? Jungles:


Tour dates:
23 Sept: The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
24 Sept: Joshua Brooks, Manchester
25 Sept: Oporto, Leeds
27 Sept: Green Door Store, Brighton
29 Sept: The Borderline, London