YOUNG CHESHIRE BAND ADD 8 x FURTHER GIGS TO SPRING 2019 UK TOUR
NEW SINGLE “WHAT’S MY PROBLEM” IS OUT NOW
“Ones to watch”, The Guardian
“The Luka State have some serious cojones”, Q
“The epitome of modern rock ‘n roll’, Vulture Magazine
“These lads clearly mean business”, Record of the Day
“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 is an instant love-at-first- spin listen”, Gigslutz, Track Of The Week
Hotly-tipped Cheshire four-piece The Luka State, who have just released their brand new single ‘What’s My Problem’ via Salt Town Records/Project Music, have just added eight extra dates in Nottingham, Barrow-In-Furness, London, Tunbridge Wells, Coventry, Southampton, Edinburgh and Newcastle to their ever-expanding spring 2019 UK tour
The Luka State will play the following UK live dates (further headline shows & festival dates will be announced soon);
26 March Glasgow Broadcast
28 March Derby Hairy Dog
29 March Sunderland Independent
20 April Manchester Band On The Wall
21 April Nottingham Rough Trade ***NEW SHOW***
2 May York – The Fulford Arms
3 May Barrow-In-Furness Underground Music Society
4 May London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen w/FAERS ***NEW SHOW***
11 May Tunbridge Wells Forum ***CHANGE OF DATE***
18 May Coventry Kasbah ***NEW SHOW***
19 May Southampton Joiners ***NEW SHOW***
22 May Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s ***NEW SHOW***
24 May Liverpool Zanzibar
31 May Norwich Open
2 June London Camden Rocks Festival (Gabeto)
29 June Newcastle Think Tank
Tickets for all shows 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.
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.
New single ‘What’s My Problem’ is already picking up play via BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio, KROQ etc and is a bold step forward in songwriting that hints at the confidence and intricacies soon to be heard on their forthcoming debut LP. Speaking of the single, singer Conrad said, "It’s about people that think that they need other people or objects or material things or love in their life to make them happy, when in fact people need to be happy within themselves before they find true happiness elsewhere, this song’s kind of a warning and message to learn to love yourself."
‘What’s My Problem’ like their previous single release, ‘Kick In The Teeth,’ was recorded at The Pool, Bermondsey (Oasis, Bloc Party, Nick Cave), produced by northern up-and-comer Jamie Evans and mixed by Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, U2). An instantly hooky and boldly commercial release, ‘What’s My Problem’ channels mainstream attitude but still retains a defiant indie swagger. The area The Luka State grew up is a heavy influence for their lyrics, as Conrad confirms; “Our town breeds boredom and despair”. Nevertheless, the band transform that into a working-class vigour in the music they write, with nods to the early work of The Clash, Manic Street Preachers and The Jam. The Luka State’s foundation lies at a youth club where Conrad and Sam first met at the age of twelve, which now serves as their rehearsal space - it also provided them with a venue to showcase their recent short film, Elvis Ain’t Dead.
Sun 21 Apr 2019
Nottingham – Rough Trade
Thu 2 May 2019
York – The Fulford Arms
Fri 3 May 2019
Barrow-In-Furness – Underground Music Society
Sat 4 May 2019
London – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Sat 11 May 2019
Tunbridge Wells – Forum
Sat 18 May 2019
Coventry – Kasbah
Sun 19 May 2019
Southampton – Joiners
Wed 22 May 2019
Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete's
Fri 24 May 2019
Fri 31 May 2019
Norwich – Open
Sun 2 Jun 2019
London – Camden Rocks Festival (Gabeto)
Sat 29 Jun 2019
Newcastle – Think Tank
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