Having been inspired by the tragic death of a close friend, Brighton’s fresh out of University indie-funk-rock four piece, Luna Blue, are launching their brand new emotion-fuelled EP, Nightjar, at local venue Hope and Ruin on 25thAugust where the band will be performing too.
In conjunction with the launch of their debut EP, the band are hosting a social media competition on facebook with a ton of prizes and merch up for grabs. The band are giving away 5 copies of the new EP, 5 limited edition Luna Blue t-shirts, as well as free entry for all winners to the EP launch on August 25th. All contestants have to do is like, share and comment on the facebook post to be in with a chance of winning. There’s also a special mystery prize for the fan who shares or promotes the post in the most inventive way.
The exciting young outfit are preparing to release their debut EP Nightjar, along with the new funk-infused single ‘Borrowed Words’, after having been picked up by management agency, New Legends, who cottoned on to their talent at a Battle of the Bands competition. Despite not actually winning the competition, fortune shone on the gifted graduates who are now looking to make a name for themselves in the indie-rock scene.
Consisting of Tom High (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ryan Wellman (lead guitar/backing vocals), Nick Davie (Bass/backing vocals) and Seb Bowen(drummer/backing vocals), Luna Blue’s ‘Borrowed Words’ exhibits the band at their funk-rock best, with driving, upbeat instrumentation and the wild, soaring vocals of front-man Tom, which focus on the intriguing topic of saying or doing something in order to please someone and fill another fantasy – in another sense – borrowing words.
Captivating breakdowns and face-melting guitar solos from Ryan create a lively atmosphere in their music which is only elevated during the band’s energetic shows, embellished by Seb who provides a constant drive to the sound with his intricate and sometimes complex drum skills. This ethos is embodied within bassist, Nick Davie, who is renowned for his bouncing, carefree performance style that often sees him engaging with and jumping into the audience.
Coming from varying musical backgrounds, the boys join together a vast array of influences from all over the musical world. Whilst Ryan is strongly inspired by blues and progressive rock, particularly Pink Floyd, Seb and Nick enjoy delving into the seemingly contrasting realms of metal and jazz, and Tom considers legendary singer-songwriter, Jeff Buckley, his idol.
Tour Dates August 25th: Brighton, Hope and Ruin September 9th: Brixham, Fishstock September 29th: Glasgow, The Buff Club September 30th: Leicester, Pi Bar October 4th: London, New Cross Inn October 28th: Reading, Pavlov’s Dog