Live at the Cluny - May 3rd
We’ll be playing a show at the Cluny on Saturday May 3rd in order to welcome Mr Tom Cooper to axe-wielding (that’s guitar to you and me) duties in Lux Lisbon.
We trust he will be given a warm reception despite his frankly detestable personality and love of below average football/footballers.
I jest. Or do I! I do. Or do I!! Yes.
Hope you see you there, the other acts are all ace and indeed all 3 of them (Mat Hunsley, Immy Williams and Yellow Creatures) won selection to play at Evolution Emerging Festival around the Ouseborn Valley in venue close by only 3 weeks after our gig, so they are all on top of their game. It’s a pleasure to have them play with us.
Tickets are here.
See you there!
"The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills"
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy of the video of us recording and playing this very special song that only you will ever see
It’s my birthday today so, a little present for you all. - a new track never to be posted online anywhere, even here.
It’s a Charles Bukowski inspired story of an old man resisting a death bed conversion which Stu wrote along with the wonderful and prolific Ardie Collins - it fits in well with the theme of our forthcoming single ‘Memento Mori’. .
We’ll email it out on Friday evening at 5pm to everyone who drops us little message that brightens our day/night to email@example.com
Artwork it by the brilliant http://www.jhinaalvarado.com/
THE DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE WILD HORSES OVER THE HILLS
A nurse passes me the the phone
In this cavernous old home
I shrug and say “hey, who are you?”
And God’s on the line
With his musty, old whine
But - I wasn’t expecting a call before noon
He asks, “Why haven’t you called?”
I say, “Because we don’t get along.”
We don’t get along
Asks me if I’m feeling better
I tell him that I’ll miss the star-light
Bathing my taught, weary skin
and as November hit December and my lungs sung sweet surrender, I knew that 82’s too late to start again
I missed my chance to miss someone
And to reel at their parting
And he says “come on, you’re almost over boy
and I just want you to be a friend “
I said - “Hell I’m old enough to know just how vicious you can get and besides, I’ve got my own hornets nest, that’s made from every girl and and every hour I regret”
And the days they run away just like wild, wild horses over the hills and it’s shames me to say that I just watched them go
So I call out your name but I will stay, electric in these last days of Pompeii
Cos I swear that I don’t feel the same since the day that I watched those wild horses run over the hills
'Money” (featuring Mitch Benn) - live version
This is Charlotte and Rev Chris J Tongue esq hard at work in Deptford yesterday on the forthcoming video for ‘Memento Mori’.
Tis unrelated, but as promised, here is our live version of ‘Money’ featuring the legendary Radio 4 staple and 37th Beatle Mitch Benn - recorded at our end of tour “Lux Lisbon play the whole of With The Beatles’ gig that we did 50 years to the day of it’s release on 22nd November 2013. Sweet.
In keeping with the party atmosphere, our producer James Barr took on the lead vocal duties, Mitch Benn grabbed a guitar and joined Rob D’Ath and providing backing and Stu is on the drums.
Thanks to the various members of Careless Sons (including Ben D on the bass), Munro Fox and Goldheart Assembly for helping out on backing vocals.
Next Single - Memento Mori
We’ve been very busy in the studio with Mr James Barr recording our next single “Memento Mori” and we can’t wait to play it for you all. It’s a real party, a fiesta, a death fiesta! I’m sure many of you will already be familiar with the phrase (or the Muriel Spark novel) but it really stuck a chord with me at an exhibition all about the iconography of death - “Death: A Self Portrait” at Kings Cross this time last year. I’d never heard it before, but we’ve made sure that the music the opposite of that and it’s full of life, ‘Get Some Scars’ esque harmonies, percussion and Elliot Phelps’ trumpet.
Looking forward to you all being able to hear it soon.
BBC Session Broadcast - 4/1/14 - Free Download
A lovely way to start the year was the repeat broadcast of our BBC Introducing Acoustic Session by the lovely Mr Nick Roberts.
This is the acoustic version of “Demons You Show” that Stu and Charlie did on BBC Newcastle the night before our gig with To Kill A King and Keston Cobblers Club at the Cluny in October. It was broadcast again last week and we have decided to make it available as a free download as we are so pleased with how it turned out. It’s completely different to the original, which was broadcast on 6 Music by Chris Hawkins show last month, but we were all very pleased with how it worked and think that you would enjoy hearing it.
In other news, we’ve been working hard on new tracks and have finished our next single “Memento Mori”- which we are very excited about getting out to you very soon indeed.
As ever, the single artwork is by the wonderful Nathan Vernau, Thankyou.
Xmas Gift time part 1!
Logs on the fire n ting. Lux Lisbon have been lucky enough to have had some lovely gifts this year in the form of bits of art from very talented folk. We’d like to share a few with you now, you can scroll down to see a few more! Many thanks to everyone.
This one is by Alban Lowe (http://www.albanlowe.co.uk/). Many thanks to him for this sketch of Stu, which was done when we supported the mighty Tom Robinson at the end of of October, but we didn’t receive until weeks later. Thanks so much Alban!
Xmas gift time part 2!
This piece that uses the opening lines of ‘Get Some Scars’ was done by Dawn Storey ((www.etsy.com/shop/karaokesoul) and it was a thrill to be given it to keep at our Cluny 2 gig with To Kill a King and Keston Cobblers’ Club a few weeks back. Thanks Dawn!
Xmas Gift time part 3!
These “Get Some Scars” video-inspired pieces were done by Charlie Hewitt at http://charliehewittart.tumblr.com/ - thanks Charlie! Merry Xmas to you!