Sound City 17: The Luka State reveal all ahead of Sound City + at Camp and Furnace

ALL SET for a headline slot at Liverpool Sound City + Winsford's The Luka State are ready to showcase their brand new single Bring This All Together on Friday May 26.

The follow-up to Lies! Lies! Lies!, the new track boasts a rock'n'roll attitude with feisty guitars and soft vocals.

Mixed by Rich Turvey who co-produced Blossoms debut album with The Coral’s James Skelly, Bring This All Together reveals the very best of numbing indie rock teasing influences from the likes of Biffy Clyro and Feeder.

With their forthcoming debut album being produced at Birmingham's Summerfield Studios, there is a lot more to come from this foursome.

Front man Conrad Ellis on one of the panels at Sound City +, the band have got their fingers firmly on the pulse.

We spoke to Conrad ahead of the big day on Friday to find out a little more about the Cheshire four.

What're you most looking forward to about Sound City?

I'm on one of the panels this year on the Friday morning talking about digital and our most recent project The Luka State ‘Listen to This’ which promotes undiscovered acts we like.

It’s something that we've been working closely with YouTube on so I'm looking forward to giving people an insight into what we're doing.

But obviously the massive one for us as a band is getting in front of people and smashing out the gig.

There's no better feeling than playing live and we're going to be making our Sound City gig one of the gigs to remember this year.

What will you be working on after the festival?

We recently sold out our This Feeling gig in Liverpool at The Zanzibar Club so we're looking forward to working closely with those guys on a few more gigs throughout the rest of the year.

Gig, gig, gig is our plan for this year.

We want to reach out to as many places and people as possible.

We're even playing people's house parties if you want us drop us a line via our Facebook ha.

We also have Camden Rocks Festival and a few others coming up that are still in the pipeline

Are there any places you want to go to in Liverpool?

Being from Winsford, we live quite close so we're always in the city.

Saying that though I've never been to Mendips where Lennon's childhood home is and he's my hero. Maybe that's one to tick of the list?

Who will you stick around to see perform?

It's a really strong line up this year but me and the lads are going to be making a weekend of it.

The Sunday is quite a wicked day with lots of bands we want to see but we also have mates in bands who are playing so we will definitely be popping over to certain stages to show our support.

What should we expect from your set?

Lots of energy and catchy songs.

To us every gig is Wembley and every gig is one million percent.

We're passionate about what we do, so when that resonates back into the crowd and then back at us, we're all in for a good time I can tell you that!

What are your thoughts on the other artists on your stage?

There's some ace bands on the stage we are playing, we've done a couple of gigs with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, there a good band and decent lads so we will be catching up with them boys.

Plus there's a band from our home town called Plastic who are a great UK grunge band, so no doubt we will be watching them.

All in all though, we're just looking forward to walking around and soaking up the atmosphere.

The Luka State’s new single Bring This All Together is out now. 

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