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Wednesday 26 January 2022

Oxygen Thief: A Cathartic Release Of Pent-Up Energy Unleashes The New Single From The Luka State

The Luka State are poised for big things in 2022 as they look to build upon the momentum following the release of last year's debut album, Fall In Fall Out
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Not letting a pandemic hold them back they played thirty-five shows across Europe in just two months, including two laps of UK gigs supporting The Reytons. 

Even then they still found the time to write a body of new songs to channel their lockdown frustrations into a cathartic release of pent-up energy. 
 
Previously known for their anthemic rock 'n' roll, new single 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. 

It positions them as a new leading light in a growing scene of outspoken, social aware alt-rock bands alongside The Blinders, Demob Happy, Kid Kapichi and Strange Bones. 

 
A song of revenge and recrimination boils to a peak in its bridge as frontman Conrad Ellis screams, "If you've got a fucking problem, I'll rip you a-fucking-part." 

It sets the tone of what to expect from The Luka State's upcoming releases. 

Fuelled by a rush of anger, their material possesses a propulsive zeal without losing the band"s skill for immensely catchy hooks.
 
Frontman Conrad Ellis 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."

To Listen/Watch The Luka State's new single Oxygen Thief  CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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