Steve Lamacq quit threat over Morecambe band

DJ Steve Lamacq with The Heartbreaks.
DJ Steve Lamacq with The Heartbreaks.

A top DJ has threatened to quit his job if a song by a Morecambe band doesn’t get played on his radio station.

Steve Lamacq made this tongue-in-cheek vow during a live on-air interview with The Heartbreaks on BBC6 Music.

The veteran presenter made his comments during a chat with The Heartbreaks about their upcoming second album ‘We May Yet Stand A Chance’ on his radio show last Wednesday.

Ex-Radio 1 jock Lamacq has long been a huge supporter of our boys and was gushing in his praise for the group.

“From what I’ve heard of this new record, it’s very good indeed,” he said.

“This is the band that could write ‘Britain: The musical’.”

The Heartbreaks – Matthew Whitehouse, Ryan 
Wallace, Joseph Kondras and Chris ‘Deaks’ Deakin - also gave a live performance of new single ‘Hey Hey Lover’ and its planned follow-up ‘Absolved’.

Of ‘Absolved’, the veteran DJ said: “I put it on the MP3 player when I left the house and I played it all the way into work, again and again, and that’s a good 40-minute 

“It’s like a Motown record turned upside down.

“If that doesn’t get on the 6Music playlist I will resign from this radio station.”

He also said of another song ‘Paint The Town’: “It reminds me a lot of the great lyricists of the ‘80s.”

‘Hey Hey Lover’, to be released next Monday (February 17), topped a vote by listeners of BBC6 Music and is now on the station’s ‘Rebel Playlist’.

The group has also announced its biggest ever headline show at KOKO London on March 21 for Club NME.

Tickets are on sale now