NEWS: Hotel Lux announce debut album, release new single Common Sense and confirm UK headline tour

The five members of the band Hotel Lux
Credit: Ed Miles

Hotel Lux have announced their debut album Hands Across The Creek set for release on 27 January 2023 via The state51 Conspiracy. They also unveil new single ‘Common Sense‘ and a string of UK/EU tour dates.  The Portsmouth/London band released a critically acclaimed debut EP in 2020, and with the inevitable challenges brought about by the pandemic the release of their debut album is confirmed. Hands Across The Creek is produced by Bill Ryder-Jones. New guitarist Max Oliver (of fellow South London band LEGSS) brought a “scratchy and harsher, more tone-y Telecaster sound” with him when joining in 2020. Alongwith lead vocalist Lewis Duffin, guitarist Sam Coburn, drummer Craig MacVicar, and the second new member Dillon Home (organ; violin) Hotel Lux have also announced an extensive tour for February 2023.

The new single ‘Common Sense‘ takes songwriting influence from The Beautiful South and lyrical inspiration from RMT strikers and trade union leader Mick Lynch. On the new single, the band say:
“‘Common Sense’ is about how the media are aware that apathy is the greatest enemy of social shift, how we are being taken for fools and we’ve become numb to it.”

For more details on Hotel Lux check out their facebook and twitter.

Hotel Lux Tour Dates 2023

Feb 1st | Belgium – Antwerp – Trix Café
Feb 2nd | Netherlands – Amsterdam – Paradiso
Feb 3rd | Netherlands – Rotterdam – V11
Feb 4th | Germany – Hamburg – Nochtwache    
Feb 5th | Germany – Cologne – Helios37            
Feb 7th | France – Lille – L’Aéronef
Feb 8th | France – Paris – Petit Bain
Feb 9th | France – Orleans – Astrolabe
Feb 10th | France – Lyon – Le Transbordeur
Feb 11th | France – Clermont Ferrand – La Cooperative de Mai
Feb 13th | France – Bordeaux – Rock School Barbey
Feb 14th | France – La Rochelle – La Sirene
Feb 15th | France – Reims – La Cartonnerie
Feb 17th | UK – Brighton – Green Door Store
Feb 18th | UK – Birmingham – Dead Wax
Feb 19th | UK – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Feb 20th | UK – Glasgow – Audio
Feb 21st | UK – Leeds – Key Club
Feb 22nd | UK – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
Feb 23rd | UK – Bristol – Exchange
Feb 24th | UK – London – The Dome
Feb 25th | UK – Portsmouth – Staggeringly Good

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