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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

LYT in the Press

LYT has been mentioned in a couple of articles here and there, as much as we like to blow our own trumpets (or in this case shred our own guitars...lulz), and as much as we have our supporters, there are also some who have been put off by our sound. What we'll do is that we'll also be posting links to some of the sites with great info about us, especially reviews and interviews.
For a bit of the inside story about the band, here is Mahia's interview with Threehour
When we first started out, Binkhalidson Pollution also did a feature about us. Of late even a few American sites like Booker Rising and Bold As Love have noticed us.

Monday, July 26, 2010


As we keep you up to date with what we've been working on, we'll also let you know what's been keeping us headbanging and having mini-moshes when we meet.

First there's Killswitch Engage....who doesn't love KSE? Even non-metalheads love them, even if it's just for Howard Jones' voice. Here their track My Obsession, off the God Of War: Blood & Metal EP.

There's also Miss May I, a really cool metalcore act. Their newest single Relentless Chaos...FTW!!!!!

Haste The Day is also another epic band. They're a great listen, and here's the single Travesty.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Album update

Hey guys!

The album is sounding great so far. We can't wait for everything to be finished. It's been almost four years! Wow! Time flies! It's been a long time coming, since university we used to hang out in the evening and practice together (no don't refer to the pic, that's just Diallo trying to be a guitar model). We've not looked back since. Thanks to everyone who's been supporting us...even you reading this right now.

Okay, before we get too sloppy and drown the keyboard with tears...we'll get back to finishing things up.

Rock on!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Afro-Punk Festival 2010

Check this out! A bunch of rockers in New York doing their thing. For more interesting stories about black musicians (of various genres) check out Bold As Love , a very resourceful site on such stuff.

Afro Punk Festival 2010 from Liza Eckert on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Texas in July

No we're not going to be in Texas in July, at least not this year. Anyway it's one heck of a brutal band, with some cool breakdowns as well. Here's their video 'Hook, Line & Sinner'

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Behind The Scenes

Hey guys, so here's a few clips of us guys totally botching up our songs on the studio....Who said recording is fun?????....coz it Have a peek!!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010


All of us in LYT love As I Lay Dying. It's no doubt one of the top metalcore acts out there. Their new album The Powerless Rise is a must-have. Here's their video for the song Parallels

The true story behind the band

A long time ago in a far away land, Davy (guitar-playing hyrax enthusiast) was hunting female meerkats in the savannah behind Smallville (a suburb off-campus at Daystar Uni). The brilliant idea to form a band came to him, which he decided to share with Diallo (who played nyatiti at the time for Kalenjin Sisters). Initially, LYT was a semi-professional wrestling team, but after being beaten by their bitter rivals, Chizi (who was working as an intern with Legio Maria) and Ruto (groupie manager, who also sold stolen hairclips for a living). They decided to give up the sweaty, testosterone-driven ring for the uber-sweaty, testosterone-drenched stage. Strangely, a cultural poet from the West called Tomi (a professional pineapple eater) arrived on the scene with the revelation that LYT would become one of the country’s biggest acts ever. Before this came to be, however, the world reknown hunter-gatherer Mahia plundered their village, stealing Davy’s pet goose and panther. It was a tough battle, and Davy had to recruit his precious pet llamas to his army. It was tough especially because the troops preferred to have lengthy face-off battles dancing the gully creeper. After two years of truces, trading daughters for dowry and watching Sponge-bob Squarepants together and dancing to Kwasa Kwasa by Kanda Bongo Man...the group was nearly complete. Only the percussionist remained. And they found Stan breaking stones by hand under a mangrove tree. They bribed him with an over-ripe guava. LYT’s legacy then truly began.

p.s. but Tomi left to focus on his career in pineapple-eating, and is now a regional champion.

The journey to the LYT logo

We've toyed with many logo designs over the years. Some were a straight up joke, while others were decent. This one was our favourite... :)

An absolute classic! Who wouldn't love this? Huh? Absolutely br00tal Mona Lisa. More like Br00ta Lisa. Megalulz! But then we didn't want to bring all that attention to ourselves so we tried this...

But we began to think a little progressively (Boooooo!!)

And then we thought...hmmmm....something else?

Or this?

But we were not satisfied so we turned to our buddy Mbithi Masya. He's a skillful director and designer, and he put together a couple of samples and we settled for this...

This will be our primary logo for now. We use it on our banners, tshirts and stuff like that. We'll be working with Mbithi on more stuff, and you'll see it all right here.


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