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The Luka State (UK) + Donnie Darko (CZ)

5. 5. 22Bike Jesus, Praha
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7 pm otevíráme • 8 pm Donnie Darko • 9 pm The Luka State

The Luka State are poised for big things in 2022 as they look to build upon everything they achieved following the release of their debut album ‘Fall In Fall Out’ last year. Not letting a pandemic hold them back they played 35 shows across Europe in just two months.

Even then they still found the time to write a body of supercharged new songs to channel their lockdown frustrations into a cathartic release of pent-up energy. Today the band release ‘Oxygen Thief’, their first new song since releasing their debut, along with its official video.

Previously known for their anthemic rock ‘n’ roll, ‘Oxygen Thief’ sees The Luka State tearing off the shackles with full-throttle ferocity. Their fierce new attack melds visceral punk aggression, a gritty melodic rush and their swaggering indie rock attitude in a savage state-of-the-nation address.

Conrad says, “‘Oxygen Thief’ holds no prisoners and pins you to the wall. It’s an embodiment of grief, pain and anger. It chews you up, spits you back out and then punches you in the gut one more time for good measure. This song is for the misunderstood. Honesty is always the best policy.”

The Luka State’s music resulted in airplay from Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X and Absolute Radio, along with attention from The Guardian, Kerrang! and Rolling Stone. The Luka State are Cheshire cats, Conrad Ellis (voice, guitar), Sam Bell (bass, voice), Jake Barnabas (drums) and Lewis Pusey (guitar). Their hometown is famous for salt mining, and not much else.“What’s Winsford famous for? Fucking nothing! Apart from salt and salt mines; we are all the salt of the earth up here.” Conrad Ellis, The Luka State.

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