new music: lux lisbon

This week’s new music post comes from a band who messaged me on Twitter to check out their tracks, I did and what I heard was very good. Good enough no doubt for me to share with you right now for this week’s new music feature. Make sure you do give these guys a listen and read on because they are a band you will want to know about for sure.

This 5-piece first met at university in Nottingham, well the two founding members Stuart Rook and Charlotte Austen anyway. They moved to London, picked up 3 other members and things were complete for them to start creating their type of huge indie tracks with big melodies and tag-team vocals. Many including the band would describe their sound as cinematic which is rather apt and not overly ambitious as their sound is big whether it’s because it’s uptempo and in your face or slightly more stripped back it always sounds full of atmosphere.

Last year they released their ‘Get Some Scars’ EP which along with ‘Bullingdon Club’ features 4 other tracks; ‘Get Some Scars’, ‘Your Heart Is A Weapon The Size of Your Fist’, ‘Demons You Show’ and ‘The Devil Got Me Dancing’. The whole EP showcases the band’s talent at creating hook-laden pop tracks whether they are big, upbeat and dancey or a more subdued affair with a focus on great melodies and wonderfully hamonious vocals. ‘Bullingdon Club’ featured above is synth pop with a huge sound at it’s best in my opinion. It’s a song that instantly grabs your attention from the very first moments with it’s guitar hooks and optimistic atmosphere.

During their time as a band they have supported the brilliant To Kill A King, Keston Cobblers and Tom Robinson as well as playing festivals such as Y Not, Camden Crawl, Bestival and Dot To Dot. They’ve recorded many sessions for BBC Introducing, 6 Music and BBC Wales which has seen them collect fans such as Billy Bragg and Stewart Lee as well as press support and praise from the likes of The Fly, Word and The 405. Tom Robinson of 6Music had these very positive words to say about the band; “Lux Lisbon are damn fine and quickly becoming favourites here, ‘Animals’ in something of a BBC introducing classic”

These guys are definitely ones that you should get to know about soon as their catchy tunes will not remain hidden online and to the lucky few that have already discovered them for long. So what better time than now to start listening to them starting with the video for ‘Get Some Scars’ which you can check out below:

To find out more about the band visit their website, their Facebook page, their Soundcloud page or follow them on Twitter – @luxlisbonmusic

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