Lumerians has been a Psych Insight favourite for some time. The bands most recent album Transmissions From Planet Telos Vol. 3 made our ‘Essential Psych Albums of 2014‘ list saying “This is one of those albums that takes you both without and within, leaving you covered with space dust and the imprints of the therapist’s couch: once you’ve heard it you will never be the same again!”.
Lumerians as a live experience is very similar. The band. donned in luminescent robes, gave an air of mystery and other-worldliness to the Cardinal Fuzz Sonic Attack stage as the embarked on a set that was both piercing and ambient, a difficult trick to pull off I would argue. This was all the more impressive given the obvious technical problems the band were encountering, and clearly upset that the set was cut short and the moment of climax.
This should not, however, detract from a set that was memorable for all the right reasons.
You can find my other writing for Backseat Mafia here, including reports from this year’s Liverpool PsychFest.
Click on the thumbnails below to bring up the full gallery, with thanks to Sean Gibbins for the majority of these excellent photos.
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