the lazy darlings began life as a hastily assembled bunch of strangers from various leeds bands who met for an hour and then recorded 'life is easy' and 'a girl like you'. further recordings with various different people followed. collectives are nice but messy so the band is slightly more settled in its current line up. resident son of san antonio, rod castro, is the most recent addition to the core of dave james and the cardinal. alli sometimes pops up and sprinkles sugar over the whole thing.