Posts Tagged ‘WU LYF’

March 30, 2016
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There hasn’t been a single LUH song I haven’t fell hard for so far, so I think it’s safe to say that I’m quite the fan of the British duo, formed by Ebony Hoorn and former WU LYF frontman Ellery Roberts. Lost Under Heaven returns with new song Beneath The Concrete today. Ellery’s signature gruff vocals and the song’s synthwavey ardor remind me of one of my all time favorite bands, Future Islands. Beneath The Concrete is a triumphant force of nature, a powerfully strobing thunderstorm from LUH’s debut album, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing. Pre-order LUH’s debut full length from iTunes or Rough Trade.

February 12, 2016
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Over a year ago, droves of fans, including myself, were gutted when Manchester’s WU LYF announced that they were broken up. Fortunately, its brilliant members have gone on to form many different projects in the course of the past year, including LUH, a synthwavey outfit formed by Ebony Hoorn and former frontman Ellery Roberts. After appearing on the scene with two passionate cuts, they disappeared again until now. They resurface with a slow burning, gradually building cinematic number named I & I. Ellery Roberts’ gruff vocals are a welcome, familiar comfort to my ears, his expressive bellowing near heartbreaking when paired with the vast beauty of the orchestral song itself. 

October 16, 2014
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Back in 2012, a superb Manchester rock band that I was quite fond of, named WU LYF, broke up, to the consternation of their many fans. Since then, members of the band had gone on to start different new projects, with the latest announced being LUH, a group formed by former frontman Ellery Roberts and Ebony Hoorn. Unites is their first official single. WU LYF fans might be quite relieved to hear Ellery’s familiar vocals again on the passionate synthwave and indie rock debut. I know I am. LUH has one more track lurking on their Soundcloud page, from a year ago. Check out Lament below. 

October 16, 2014
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Back in 2012, a superb Manchester rock band that I was quite fond of, named WU LYF, broke up, to the consternation of their many fans. Since then, members of the band had gone on to start different new projects, with the latest announced being LUH, a group formed by former frontman Ellery Roberts and Ebony Hoorn. Unites is their first official single. WU LYF fans might be quite relieved to hear Ellery’s familiar vocals again on the passionate synthwave and indie rock debut. I know I am. LUH has one more track lurking on their Soundcloud page, from a year ago. Check out Lament below. 

January 7, 2014
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It’s been a good while since Manchester rock band WU LYF broke up (2012), to the consternation of many. Francis Lung is the new project helmed by WU LYF bassist Tom McClung, and the dapper A Selfish Man is his official first single. It’s a mesmerizing, relaxed, and muted dance pop song with some very tasty guitar licks. It’s out officially on 7" come January 16.

January 7, 2014
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It’s been a good while since Manchester rock band WU LYF broke up (2012), to the consternation of many. Francis Lung is the new project helmed by WU LYF bassist Tom McClung, and the dapper A Selfish Man is his official first single. It’s a mesmerizing, relaxed, and muted dance pop song with some very tasty guitar licks. It’s out officially on 7" come January 16.

WU LYF’s Ellery James Roberts’ new tune

June 25, 2013

Whoa, Ellery James Roberts dropped a glistening song for us! The fella is the former frontman of disbanded WU LYF, and it’s pretty freaking great to hear his easily recognized vocals yet again! The new song is named Kerou’s Lament and it’s an enchanting listen. In the past, I’ve oft noticed similarities between the vocals between Future Islands and WU LYF, though their musical style were very different. Kerou’s Lament certainly falls even closer to Future Islands realm. I love the raw emotive vocals brought by both Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring and the now solo Ellery James Roberts. Kerou’s Lament samples from a myriad of sources, including Lil B and Clams Casinos I Am God as well as Daniel Pinchbeck’s Planetary Initiaion. It also seems to be a huge moral and political statement.

WU LYF’s Ellery James Roberts’ new tune

June 25, 2013

Whoa, Ellery James Roberts dropped a glistening song for us! The fella is the former frontman of disbanded WU LYF, and it’s pretty freaking great to hear his easily recognized vocals yet again! The new song is named Kerou’s Lament and it’s an enchanting listen. In the past, I’ve oft noticed similarities between the vocals between Future Islands and WU LYF, though their musical style were very different. Kerou’s Lament certainly falls even closer to Future Islands realm. I love the raw emotive vocals brought by both Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring and the now solo Ellery James Roberts. Kerou’s Lament samples from a myriad of sources, including Lil B and Clams Casinos I Am God as well as Daniel Pinchbeck’s Planetary Initiaion. It also seems to be a huge moral and political statement.

Palma Violets

November 30, 2012

Hmm! This is one of those rising UK bands that took me a little while to catch wind of, but are apparently creating a healthy level of buzz already on that side of the pond. I noticed them only because NME actually chose THIS song, Best of Friends, as their number one track of the year. THAT is a very strong statement. I looked through that list and was surprised to see this song and band I’d never heard of before. And so, of course, the right thing to do was to look them up. And yes, the song sounds great. Palma Violets is a four piece indie rock band with a sound that greatly reminds me of Future Islands, Alt-J (hot band of the year?), and WU LYF, with perhaps even some Doors thrown in. And let’s not get started now on the death and breakup of WU LYF after only one album… sigh. Once you hear Best of Friends below, you’ll know why I compare them all in the same sentence. They all have that similar garage rock and psychy sound with rough, sometimes yelling, emotional vocals. It may have taken me a little while longer than usual to hear about them here in America, but there’s no doubt that Palma Violets will become a very recognizable name in 2013.

And to show you that song was no fluke, check out this other song, Last of the Summer Wine, with its grand instrumentals, deep vocals, and more of a post-punk darkwave vibe. The song is the B-side to Best of Friends, which is out as a limited single on CD and 7" purple vinyl. PURPLE VINYL. LIMITED. 7". OH BOY. Might have to find one for myself. 😉

Palma Violets

November 30, 2012

Hmm! This is one of those rising UK bands that took me a little while to catch wind of, but are apparently creating a healthy level of buzz already on that side of the pond. I noticed them only because NME actually chose THIS song, Best of Friends, as their number one track of the year. THAT is a very strong statement. I looked through that list and was surprised to see this song and band I’d never heard of before. And so, of course, the right thing to do was to look them up. And yes, the song sounds great. Palma Violets is a four piece indie rock band with a sound that greatly reminds me of Future Islands, Alt-J (hot band of the year?), and WU LYF, with perhaps even some Doors thrown in. And let’s not get started now on the death and breakup of WU LYF after only one album… sigh. Once you hear Best of Friends below, you’ll know why I compare them all in the same sentence. They all have that similar garage rock and psychy sound with rough, sometimes yelling, emotional vocals. It may have taken me a little while longer than usual to hear about them here in America, but there’s no doubt that Palma Violets will become a very recognizable name in 2013.

And to show you that song was no fluke, check out this other song, Last of the Summer Wine, with its grand instrumentals, deep vocals, and more of a post-punk darkwave vibe. The song is the B-side to Best of Friends, which is out as a limited single on CD and 7" purple vinyl. PURPLE VINYL. LIMITED. 7". OH BOY. Might have to find one for myself. 😉