Layne L’Heureux penned and released over 40 seminal acoustic songs on his Labrador City Records. A grass roots record label that was conceived with Tyler Butler, co-founder. Amongst the singles, Labrador released Layne’s first three Records, his self titled effort, Rockheart, and From The Hill.
After touring western Canada, he took a hiatus from his solo project and record label to form Diehatzu Hijets, an experimental alternative post punk trio
Layne released his 4th record ‘New’ on Old Ugly. In 2010, and his 5th and 6th records “Darling, it’s Just A Dream” and “Desolation Street” independently in 2012.
He has played in the drone rock band Banshee and Wolfsons.
Layne looks forward to the release of his anticipated 2013 full length TBA
“Layne L’Heureux ‘s music is very emotionally hitting and simultaneously sad and uplifting. The lyrics are often introspective and deal with feelings and problems that Layne has experienced in his life”
-Legit Music Reviews
“The world keeps spinnin’ around / how I need it now” pleads Layne L’Heureux, singer/guitarist on Diehatzu Hijets’ “Falling Apart.” It’s a summarizing moment on Doo Doo Boy: the sentiment is fragile, but awash in guitars that spit fuzzy haze and amped up soloing, its power gets pumped up into a higher register. feels like a worthwhile exploration of an underexposed territory in rock.”
Paul Blinov - Vue Weekly
“With his long, scraggly hair and casual dress sense, Layne L’Heureux looks like he stepped out of Richard Linklater’s early ’90s films, Slacker or the stoner classic, Dazed and Confused. The local singer-songwriter’s tunes, introspective rock wrapped in a haze of fuzzy guitars, self-loathing lyrics and sluggish vocals, are also echoes of the same era — inspired by alt-rock pioneers such as Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du and Nirvana. L’Heureux, however, is anything but a slacker. He works three jobs and is promoting his latest albums — New, a solo effort, and Doo Doo Boy, recorded with his trio, Diehatzu Hijets — released via Edmonton’s Old Ugly Recording Co. If that wasn’t enough, he’s about to start working on another album with Rene Wilson, formerly of The Subatomics, at Riverdale Recorders.”
Sandra Sperounes - Edmonton Journal