Looking back on the musical history of the fair city of Leicester, its littered with nearlys and almosts and perhaps’ (Crazyhead, Diesel Park West, Delicatessen anyone?), excluding Kasabian (of course), Englebert Humperdink and Showaddywaddy. Being from (near) the city myself, we like to have something to hang our hats on. So I listened with a mixture of hope and fear to the debut record from brothers Andy and James Stone aka Lusts, Temptation.
Mixed by MJ of Hookworms (isn’t everything these days) the press blurb places it somewhere between Echo and the Bunnymen and Beach Fossils. Certainly there’s an alt-80’s feel about the record, clothed in echo and super tight snare, and there is this razor sharp synth line that cuts through the edgy, jangling guitars. There’s plenty of sweetness there too in the shimmering accompaniments and backing vocals, and its blessed with the sort of chorus that Ian McCulloch would tip his shades at. Its out now to download, and comes out on 7″ on March 2nd, via James Endearcotts newly resurrected 1965 records
Place firmly underneath Kasabian, rather than The Marmite Sisters, Blab Happy and The Bomb Party. Now, fingers crossed.
Catch the band on their March Tour Dates
4th The Louisiana, Bristol
5th Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
6th Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
8th Nice ‘N’Sleazy, Glasgow
9th The Castle, Manchester
10th The Bodega, Nottingham
11th The Hope, Brighton
12th Corsica Studios, London