LUKI + Max Syedtollan + Alice Faye Neil
Entry Requirements: 18+
LUKI is the music project of singer and pianist Lucy Duncan and producer Misha Rivers. Using voice, piano, synths and electronics, they create atmospheric pop that blends the everyday and the imaginary with theatrical and emotive force. Indebted to folk, post-punk, art pop and the odd edges of musical theatre, their music is immersive, narrative driven and direct.
LUKI’s ‘witchy soprano, elegant piano and synth create a sense of time and place out of joint, as if Delia Derbyshire and Brian Eno set up shop in an Edwardian parlour’ (Stewart Smith, The List)
Following the release of ‘Wisps’ on Glasgow’s label GLARC in 2018, LUKI released a single ‘The Parts’ on lathe-cut label Sonido Polifonico. Their debut EP ‘Half True’ will be self released later this year. LUKI’s work has been featured on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, Roddy Hart’s show on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Tees and Amazing Radio.
YouTube vid: LUKI - The Empty Arms - Live
Luki is a singer, pianist and synth player based in Glasgow. Luki started her career late after making a collection of songs as birthday gifts and realising, quite suddenly, that everything before that was a mistake. Luki’s ‘witchy soprano, elegant piano and synth create a sense of time and place out of joint, as if Delia Derbyshire and Brian Eno set up shop in an Edwardian parlour’ (Stewart Smith, The List)
In December 2018, GLARC released her debut album, ‘Wisps’: The collection of eight songs sees her exploring the far reaches of her voice in English ballads like 'Sweet Suffolk Owl' and 'The Lover's Ghost' to the Music Theatre of Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes in ‘Lonely House’. In January she played a showcase gig at Café Oto with other artists associated with the GLARC label and her own song from the album - ‘Plum Wine’, was featured on Nick Luscombe’s BBC Radio 3 Late Junction show ‘Ones to watch from BBC Music Introducing’.
"Wisps, is absolutely stunning. Deadly simple, with just piano, voice and synthesizer, Luki carries the songs with restraint and her mesmerising vocals. Luki’s music sounds like it should be in a mysterious, enrapturing film – it’s narrative driven, evocative, and with delicate touches of the surreal." (Pink Wafer)
In the new year Luki will release a double A side lathe cut single with the DIY Sheffield-based label Sonido Polifonico and is planning a tour of the UK in March.