Last night (March 8), brand new band Luh made their debut UK performance at Islington’s Electrowerkz.
Luh's two singers are Ebony Hoorn (left) and Ellery Roberts, who are a couple outside of the band and live together in Amsterdam. Ebony took to the stage midway through opening track 'Unites'.
Roberts was formerly the frontman of cult Manchester band Wu Lyf. Luh preserves his trademark throat-shredding vocals, but the sound has a far more electronic bent. Former Wu Lyf guitarist Evans Kati was in the crowd watching his ex-bandmate.
The sold-out show was the band's UK debut, and fourth ever gig, having previously performed in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris in what Ellery described as "a very long weekend". This was Tuesday night...
The show saw performances of a number of tracks from 'Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing', what Ellery described with some incredulity as being "an actual album". The record is due for release on May 6.
Luh's first release was a BitTorrent bundle issued last year, which contained the 'Lost Under Heaven' single, images and written words. The minimal stage set reflected the polemic in banners reading "All we are is people trying to live a life that means something".
Though Luh are officially a two piece, the live band also includes a drummer and a synth player. Ellery introduced the latter as being on "machines".
Along with the Luh tracks, the band also performed Ellery's pre-Luh solo single 'Kerou's Lament', which was met with a roar of approval from the crowd.
The rousing 'First Eye To The New Sky' concluded a thrillingly passionate and powerful performance. A box full of white-label 12" singles – on sale for £5 after the show – were snapped up in minutes. Catch this band live as soon as you can.