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The Luka State – Bring This All Together – Video

The English indie rock band The Luka State released their latest single earlier in the month.

The Luka State - Bring This All Together - artwork

The Luka State – Bring This All Together – artwork

Bring This All Together has a lighter texture than much of their previous material with an indie dance temperament, which they deliver with their to be expected flourish of percussion that beats through the speakers.

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The Luka State – Lies! Lies! Lies! – Video

The English indie rock band The Luka State are planning to release an LP in the middle of 2017.

The Luka State - Demos EP - artwork

The Luka State – Demos EP – artwork

In the interim they released a four track EP – entitled – Demos – to keep abreast of current thinking – on the 4th.

Readers of longer stay may well recall in my initial introduction of The Luka State in 2014 I expressed a hope that they would keep a close connection between themselves the music and the audience given their early successes. With some fortune, two years later, they do remain as connected to their fans as they were then.

The video for Lies! Lies! Lies! – below – the first of the four tracks on the EP is a live version hosted at a fans house in Paris (France) and if you fancy having The Luka State come round and play at your place – this is the link as to how to go about it.

Thanks for remaining as you were guys and retaining that vital link so many forget about the moment they sniff ‘success’.

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The Luka State – The Price Of Education – LP Review

The English indie-rock band The Luka State released the LP The Price Of Education yesterday.

The Luka State - The Price Of Education - CD

The Luka State – The Price Of Education – CD

This had been intended to be a pre-release article, but sadly my organisational skills came to the fore, The Price Of Education does bear relation to the band introduced a year ago, of joy The Luke State have finessed their sound, allowing the music to flow more confidently around the room, the addition of the fourth player enables them to develop the ideas to greater extent.

Opening with Dream #40 an apt title as the thirty nine second introduction of waves of instrumentation lulls the listener into a haven of calm….

…To be shaken out of the reverie by a track that featured in  March, the anthemic shoegazy  The Believer, which will have you waving your arms in chant.

The third piece is my pick of the release – Hangin’ Round – thumps of ill-mannered bass bounce around the room, whilst percussion chases along the piece, to which The Luka State cleverly utilise a slowly following almost reluctant guitar, whilst the vocal switches between the two paces, giving the track an impressive showcase of musicianship – an idea which could have fallen into a trap of trying to be too clever, results in the exact opposite, displaying the band as highly competent composers, with a sound that settles naturally on the ears and needs immediate replay.

The half-way stage is marked by Feed Your Soul – that finds The Luka State in more measured mood as the music flows in a rock driven format, to which they add their brushes of shoegaze influence, which affords the track various layers of texture, giving the audience plenty to hold attention.

Can’t Bring Myself, which featured in April, is a pleasure to find again, with its foot-stomping rock ‘n’ roll tempo that adds a further dimension to The Price Of Education, with the emphasis on dampers not reverb, and allows the the audience to work their legs in unison, even getting to play air drum-kit.

Daytime TV, explores different avenues for the quartet, opening and closing with megaphoned vocals in a driving blues rock track that I particularly enjoy as it finds The Luka State with a more aggressive stance, into which they suddenly bring in Violins, adding to their repertoire of surprises, which makes them such a pleasure to spend time with. Once again they are able to bring disparity of ingredients to the mixing desk and not confuse, rather leave the listener in delighted mood.

Closing out a fine thirty one minute release – The Price Of Education is Bring This All Together – the shortest track, barring the instrumental opening, at under two minutes fifty, another number of driving bass / percussion, with dreamy guitar and a vocal that could easily be imagined stretching across a big stadium.

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The Luka State – Can’t Help Myself – Audio

The English indie-rock outfit Luka State were introduced in June of last year. At that point a trio now a quartet –  they are planning to release the LP – The Price of Education on the 8th of June.

The Luka State - Can't Help Myself

The Luka State – Can’t Help Myself

From the forthcoming album – Can’t Help Myself.

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