THE LUKA STATE
ADD 10 x NEW LIVE DATES TO SPRING/SUMMER 2019 UK & IRISH TOUR
+ RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘GIRL’ ON 10th MAY 2019
WATCH ‘KICK IN THE TEETH’ LIVE AT GLASGOW BROADCAST; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmmnuKlwKTQ&feature=youtu.be
“Ones to watch”, The Guardian
“These lads clearly mean business”, Record of the Day
“The epitome of modern rock ‘n roll’, Vulture Magazine
“The Luka State have some serious cojones”, Q
“They really know how to write a tune”, Gordon Smart, Radio X
"This is huge, it is really good, really really like it!” Chris Murray, Amazing Radio
“It is bold, it is brash, it’s an instant love-at-first- spin listen”, Gigslutz, Track Of The Week
"Released banger after banger in 2018, and this is their latest" Rob Adcock, BBC Introducing
“Supergrass crossed with Kasabian? I think they’re very much better than that”, Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
Arguably the hardest working unsigned band in the UK right now, The Luka State release 'Girl', taken from their upcoming album and forming the fourth and final track of the band’s 'A Taste Of Things To Come EP', is released on Friday 10th May 2019.
The Luka State are Conrad Ellis (voice, guitar), Sam Bell (bass, voice), Jake Barnabas (drums) and Lewis Pusey (guitars) and they hail from Winsford, Cheshire. Famous for its salt mine, the town also lies halfway between Liverpool and Manchester where music and football are the aspirations of every child - The Luka State chose music.
The band have now enjoyed an incredible 3.2 million Spotify streams (many of those in the past six months) plus a staggering 4.2 million YouTube streams too.
Already picking up considerable airplay at BBC 6Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio etc, new single ‘Girl’ was mixed by Alan Moulder (U2, Arctic Monkey's, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foals etc) and is a raucous angsty commentary on lads "punching well above their weight" by lead singer Conrad Ellis.
“Sam [bassist] and I had the bare bones of the chorus written when we were on tour in Germany years ago," says Conrad "But it only came together after a night out in Liverpool with the lads. There was this guy eating this kebab in one hand and had this gorgeous girl in the other. I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. No one gets that lucky in life. Well at least we don't, that’s for sure." He then wrote the whole song in his head on the train back home to Winsford (and its famous salt mines).
‘Girl’’s release coincides with The Luka State adding ten more shows to their extensive UK & Irish headline tour – the band are attempting to cram over 100 shows in to 2019. "It's gonna be tight, like" says Conrad. "But, even if we manage just half of that, we'll have had one hell of a year."
For anybody who hasn’t had the pleasure of seeing this fantastic unsigned band live just yet, this live video of previous single ‘Kick In The Teeth’ filmed at their electric show in Glasgow last month 100% confirms that The Luka State are ready to blow.
The Luka State will play the following UK & Irish live dates in spring/summer 2019 (further headline shows to be announced very soon)
2 May York – The Fulford Arms
3 May Barrow-In-Furness Underground Music Society
4 May London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (w/FAERS)
11 May Tunbridge Wells Forum
17 May Sunderland Independent
18 May Coventry Kasbah
19 May Southampton Joiners
22 May Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
24 May Liverpool Zanzibar
30 May Derby Hairy Dog
31 May Norwich Open
2 June London Camden Rocks Festival (Gabeto)
5 June Leeds Oporto
14 June Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
15 June Carlisle – The Source Collective
29 June Newcastle Think Tank
6 July Swansea Sin City
7 July Manchester Retro Bar (R-Fest)
11 July Glasgow Broadcast
12 July Dublin Grand Social Ballroom (venue upgrade)
13 July Slane Boyles
Tickets for the above are available now via https://thelukastate.com/ or @luka.fyi/tix - the first 50 fans to purchase tickets for each show will receive an exclusive free Luka State T-shirt.
Sat 7 Sep 2019
London – Thousand Island
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