Lux Lisbon met in Nottingham University as an accountant, a barrister, and a banker before moving to London where the now-5-piece craft sweeping, cinematic indie anthems from the interwoven harmonies, tag-team vocals of Stuart Rook and Charlotte Austen and the influence of Dog is Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Bloc Party and The Killers.
2012 saw them record several BBC Introducing live sessions including for Tom Robinson and BBC 6 Music and Bethan Elfyn at BBC Wales - and picked up support from Billy Bragg, John Kennedy XFM, Chris Hawkins at 6 Music as well as The Fly and Word Magazines. Live highlights included slots at Bestival, Y Not Festival and Hyde Park during the Olympics, adding to the previous years Camden Crawl and Dot To Dot festivals.
In 2013, Lux Lisbon release the ‘Get Some Scars’ EP (out 25.3.13) which brings together a handful of heavily supported tracks recorded throughout 2012 - three of the 4 tracks are featured in ambitions and varied promo videos, featuring (amongst other things) an 8-bit zombie apocalypse, several dancing Boris Johnsons, and an almighty homage to Wes Anderson. In support of the release, Lux Lisbon head to the stage across the UK with a high-energy show complete with an ambitious visual projection display that their “epic widescreen indie-rock” (The Fly) sound demands.
“Lux Lisbon are damn fine and quickly becoming favourites here, ‘Animals’ in something of a BBC introducing classic”- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Bullingdon Club is the best power-pop song of the last 5 years, I mean it” - Sid Griffin, BBC 6 Music
Lux Lisbon are: (“only the band that Wings could have been”)
Stuart Rook – Vocals, Songwriting, Piano, Synths
Charlotte Austen – Vocals, Bass
Alastair Jones – Guitar
Johnny Colgan – Drums
Rob D’Ath – Guitar, Vocals
Credit where credit is due
BC, YHIAW, GSS produced by James Barr in London, UK
All artwork by Nathan Vernau
Debut album produced by Guy Elderfield at Random in Nottingham, UK
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