Saturday 22 August 2015

Lusts - Waves

Article by KevW

There are a million music sites of various shapes and sizes out there, and you can go to just about any one and find somebody excitedly raving about some new band who you'll never hear of again. We should know, we're one of them. But of all the new bands we've got over enthusiastic about recently, Lusts have to be one of the best - and the difference here is that we're far from the only ones getting giddy about their music. Mainstream publications such as NME and The Guardian have already featured them as new band of the week, and blogland is equally as enthusiastic. With the Midlands pair announcing that their debut album 'Illuminations' is due in October and will be followed by a European tour, the hype is only growing.

You get the impression that Lusts will live up to it though, and their latest single bolsters that view. Aside from personal preferences (it's a neat blend of psych, shoegaze and indiepop... enough said), 'Waves' is the kind of driving alternative anthem that doesn't need fanfare or stadium production, in fact, that would ruin what they have. The trippy video fits the music like a glove; colourful, vibrant eye candy to match the colourful, vibrant ear candy. Maybe the days when a band like this could challenge the upper echelons of the singles chart are gone, but with bands like The Horrors, Toy and Temples (and Lusts are probably better than at least two of those) shifting albums and getting coverage, there's a distinct possibility that these guys will do the same. Much will hinge on the album, but this is starting to sound like more than just a few scribes getting carried away.

Lusts' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Thurs 3 - Sebright Arms, London
Sun 20 - Incubate Festival - Tilburg, Netherlands
Fri 25 - Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany
Sat 26 - Independent Night – Berlin Germany
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER – headline tour
Saturday 31 - Sunflower, Birmingham.
Sunday 1 - Louisiana, Bristol
Monday 2 - Sound Control Bar, Manchester
Tuesday 3 - King Tuts, Glasgow
Wed 4 - Oporto, Leeds
Fri 6 - Cookie, Leicester
Sat 7 - Lennons, Southampton
Sun 8 - SWN Festival, Cardiff
Mon 9 - Bullingdon, Oxford
Wed 11 - Green Door Store, Brighton
Sat 14 - Razzmatazz, Barcelona
Mon 16 - Sala Moby Dick, Madrid
Thurs 19 - Trix, Antwerp
Sat 21 - Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam
Sun 22 - Blue Shell, Cologne
Tues 24 - Merleyn, Nijmegen

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