Track Of The Day – Lusts – ‘Temptation’


When we featured Lusts back in October last year there was precious little information available, all we knew was that they were brothers, they were from Leicester, and they wrote music that conjured up a young Ian McCulloch colliding with The House Of Love.  There still seems to be no social media presence of any note but at least we now know that the brothers in question are Andy and James Stone and they’ve been signed to the recently re-launched 1965 Records.

The band’s first tune to appear on the net, ‘Sometimes’ was a chiming lo-fi melodic tour de force, which certainly piqued our interest and gave rise to no small amount of excitement here at VP towers.  And they’ve surpassed our expectations with their majestic and magnificent debut single ‘Temptation.’  It’s awash with chiming reverb, surging synths and an imposing vocal and proves Lusts have the songs that should see their reputation grow at a greater rate than Eric Pickles waistline.  Lusts are a genuinely exciting prospect and we’re certainly looking forward to catching them live when they tour with our chums John and Beck Aka Coves in March.

Lusts support Coves on their UK March tour on the following dates:

4th The Louisiana Bristol

5th Sunflower Lounge Birmingham

6th Nation of Shopkeepers Bristol

8th Nice ‘N’ Sleazy Glasgow

9th The Castle Manchester

10th The Bodega Nottingham

11th The Hope Brighton

12th Corsica Studios London

Ah bollocks to the “Track Of the Day” format , these lads are so good let’s have a few more from Lusts



Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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