On the 25th November Hull born four-piece, LUMER return with their brand-new single, ‘English Dream.’
Written as a social commentary from the perspective of lead singer Alex Evans, ‘English Dream’ uses sleazy and harsh guitar sounds from guitarist Ben Jackson blended with the pumping bassline of Ben Morrod as a call to arms. The hard hitting, almost tribal drumming of William Evans flows throughout the song, only pausing for a second to entwine the aggressive vocals and to crescendo into a confrontational and bitter ode to their country.
On the track, Evans states: “English Dream tries to epitomize my cynical view of my country. Why are you supposed to put so much in for very little in return? There is this constant battle, it seems, to find any form of joy in the political and social climate that we are currently surrounded by. I feel that we have to crawl on our knees for our leaders whilst very little is being done in protest from our people”.
The single was recorded with Alex Greaves at The Nave, with the mixing process being carried out by Alex Evans, with attentive guidance from brother William Evans.
2019 saw LUMER release the single, ‘White Tsar’; record a live session at the legendary Maida Vale Studios; appear at Goldsounds Festival (Leeds, UK) with Fat White Family, twice at Left of the Dial Festival (Rotterdam, Netherlands), as well as supporting Crows on tour around the UK.
The February after, the band embarked on a week-long headline French tour in support of “blinding” new single, ‘Another Day at the Zoo’ – the second from their latest EP, ‘The Disappearing Act’, recorded & mixed by Alex Greaves. Vocalist, Alex Evans worked with Designer Hedi Slimane as part of his Portrait of a Performer series, featuring on the front cover of HERO Magazine.
In January 2021, the band released their debut EP to much critical acclaim. Then after a forceable hiatus due to the lockdown, the band returned to Europe playing a tour across France, as well as appearances at Croc The Rock Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland) with Egyptian Blue and another appearance at Left of the Dial Festival (Rotterdam, Netherlands) with Unschooling and BDRMM.
In November, they supported US band Thee Oh Sees (Leeds, UK) as the group released their single ‘Hatred is a Passion of Theirs’ in March 2022. The single got a host of radio play from BBC Radio One and Radio 6 as well as a tasteful music video supported by Fred Perry. The release was accompanied by a UK tour and ongoing to a summer tour spanning festivals abroad including; Levitation Festival in France with Kim Gordon and Brian Jonestown Massacre, Valkhof Festival in the Netherlands alongside Just Mustard and Crack Cloud, finally, Binic Festival in France with Warmduscher among many more EU festivals.
‘English Dream’ is available now.