Hull has given up many surprising stars over the years; Mick Ronson, The Housemartins, The Red Guitars, Two Jags! and recently FEAT. Joining them in the lineup of notable entertainers are the Post-Punk quartet, LUMER. The quartet from the former City Of Culture is about to release their debut EP, The Act of Disappearance on January 29.
LUMER’s seven-song EP showcases the band’s unmatched talent. After doing a Coronavirus live session at Mabgate Bleach in Leeds last year, and having previously broadcast a BBC live presentation at Maida Vale Studios, the band look forward to bringing their music to a wider audience. than. They’ve supported the likes of Crows, Flatworms, The Psychic Monk, and The Sweat Tree, as well as getting approval from Idles Joe Talbot.
The Act of Disappearance Having given up on five well-received singles so far, this is their first time working together and also the first time both opening songs, She is naive and the title track of the EP will be released. She is naive kick off the EP with a natural swagger and a classic Rock-a-Billy strut. The guitar riff rotates and the background music is smooth, amazing, and Alex Evans’ vocals are excellent.
Years ago, single August, Sheets is a completely faster affair with a crazier, more energetic guitar and a great walking bass string. The relentless pace that drives the track is set off by the vocals standing at the top, narrating the song with a calculated separation.
White Tsar playing on the frantic chords and white noise of the guitar along with the mesmerizing almost psychotic vocals By her teeth is a more considered, more mellow track that incorporates the keyboard and offers a loose bass line.
The title track of LUMER’s debut EP, The Act of Disappearancecomes to you somewhere between the deranged Mark E Smith and the lyrics of Pink Floyd’s Another brick in the wall part 2, namely, “If you don’t eat meat, you can’t have pudding?” Guitar hum, powerful percussion impulses, and a wall of building sound enhanced only by feedback add a boisterous and raucous accent to the new EP. (LUMER files under “things to see”).