Our Websites Split!

As some of you may have noticed, for the past couple of years if you went to likelylads.co.uk it redirected you here, to nottoofussed.com. But a couple of weeks ago we set up a new website using Tumblr, which now sits at http://likelylads.co.uk and we will be using as our main site for news and updates in the future.

This site will continue to run alongside the other site, and will provide extra content such as blogs, videos and photos etc, and will be more informal than the main website. For the next couple of weeks we will be posting to both sites so you don’t miss out on any content by not visiting the other site, but we recommend you head over and have a look!

As you can see in the picture we have just posted up a video of the session we did for BBC Introducing last Saturday, if you click the picture it will take you to the site where you can hear the interview and acoustic track we recorded.


Image  —  Posted: April 17, 2013 in Blog
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The 5th and final track on our recently released ‘Swings & Roundabouts EP.’

You can purchase this song and the entire EP from


Photo © Alison Perkins

Video  —  Posted: January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Here is a brand new song, Irreverence. Released a couple of weeks ago on the Swings & Roundabouts EP, it’s the fourth of five tracks that we’ve recorded, and you can listen to it here.

The full EP is available to download from http://likelyladsband.bandcamp.com

Video  —  Posted: January 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Interview with WithGuitars.com

A couple of weeks ago we did an interview with the nice people at WithGuitars.com.
Here’s a quick excerpt from the interview and a link to the full article.

“Hailing from York this foursome consisting of Ross McLeod, Ash Harding, Ben Porter, and Jordan Maher have gotten together and formed Likely Lads and have just completed a tour taking their own unique brand of Indie Alternative Rock to eager fans up and down the country. They still have one show to go on 22nd December in Selby at the Riverside but did find the time to take a quick breather and have a chat.

You formed as a band in 2010 how did that come about? Have any of you been members of other bands before that? If so who and what bands?

“We decided to form after Leeds Festival 2010. We are all long time musicians and had worked on various projects and had been in other bands and stuff before, so it seemed like a good idea to get together and make some tunes and have a laugh. It wasn’t anything serious for the first few months, but then we realised people actually thought we were quite good and were coming to listen to the music, not just because they were our friends….”

Click here to read the rest of the interview: http://www.withguitars.com/likely-lads-the-likeliest-lads-a-no-ties-interview/

Image  —  Posted: December 24, 2012 in EP, interview, Live, Release

Swings & Roundabouts EP - OUT NOW!

Click the picture to order a CD!

£3.49 plus P+P

Only a limited number of copies available, get them quick!

Image  —  Posted: November 22, 2012 in Buy, EP, Release
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(Click here for the full review)

Quick Q&A with up and coming band, Likely Lads.

Q- How long have you been together as a band? Have there been any moments where you’ve thought the band isn’t working?
A- Nearly 2 years now, our first gig was in October 2010 and we haven’t looked back since. Yeah there’s been a few moments, we had the decision of whether to go to uni or not, and at one point it looked like one of us might be moving away from York, but we worked through it and we’re still here!

Q- Who or what influences your music?
A- Anything and everything really, it depends what we’re listening to/watching/reading at the time. We listen to pretty much every genre of music between the 4 of us, and we like watching films about music and reading biographies of musicians. There are the obvious great musicians of the past – Beatles, Stones, Smiths, Dylan etc who influence most modern musicians (well, guitar based bands anyway!). Then there’s Oasis and The Jam, then more recently bands like Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Foo Fighters, Miles Kane, and some more that I can’t remember haha.

Q- How did the band come together?
A- We all went to the same school at some point, although Ash and Ross left before I (Ben) started. We all knew Jordan though as so we ended up meeting at house parties and stuff. Ash and Ross went to Leeds Festival 2010 and decided they wanted to set up a band, and they knew I played guitar so they asked me to join, although I ended up on bass for the first practise and Ross was on drums. We decided Ross was going to sing as he was the only one any good at writing lyrics, so he took up bass and singing, I moved to guitar and we got Jordan in on drums…..

Click here to read the rest of the review over on their website 

Here’s the video of our performance at Leeds Festival 2012.

Massive thanks to everyone who turned out.

Video  —  Posted: September 7, 2012 in Uncategorized