Cheshire based indie-rock trio The Luka State, consisting of Conrad Ellis (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Sam Bell (Bass) and Jess Whitmore (Drums), return with their new single ‘Rain’, which was released 7th July 2014.
This bittersweet track’s epic production is down to Sam Williams, who has worked with the likes of Supergrass, The Go! Team and The Noisettes, and was written in one evening when Conrad walked home in the pouring rain after finding out about a family tragedy. From an initial sombre mood there is a lightness and comfort within the music, which is spelt out by Conrad's raspy emotive vocals, a pounding rhythm section and upbeat guitar playing. This is raw, honest rock ‘n’ roll.
‘Rain’ is the follow up single to ‘30 Min Break’ the video for which starred actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster, well known for his role as Jojen Reed in HBO series Game of Thrones. To date the video has racked up a whopping 89k YouTube views.
Following suite tackling a difficult issue in a short film style ‘Rain’ also has a cameo role from Thomas Brodie-Sangster and is directed by Yurena A De Dios, who has also worked with Fierce Panda’s most recent signing Longfellow. Conrad has described the video in his own words as: “tackling real issues like 30 Minute Break did. As a band we’re all obsessed with film and again like using our music as an opportunity to create short films. We like to make you think and hopefully this video will do the same thing.”
Although The Luka State formed just over a year ago, all the members have been playing in bands since the tender age of 12 and have already toured North America, Germany and Canada. Catch the Luka State at a town near you very soon.