The Luka State’s “Bring Us Down” Takes On Small Town Limitations

[Cover photo credit to Rob Blackham]

Hailing from the North West England town of Winsford, Cheshire, between Manchester and Liverpool, The working-class band The Luka State has released new single and video “Bring Us Down” via Thirty Tigers. Like many of their songs, “Bring Us Down” incorporates sharp social commentary.

Speaking about their new single, the band says:

Anyone who stands out in small towns like ours, anyone who wants more for themselves, more than this, they attract a lot of negativity. I think that’s something a lot of people can identify with. We’re about the ones who are trying to pick each other up, not drag each other down. This song is about putting haters in their place and doing it your own way. Something I think every growing band has to deal with. Being in a rock band is like rolling the dice every day and trying to win the lottery. It ain’t easy.

The Luka State are Conrad Ellis (voice, guitar), Sam Bell (bass, voice), Jake Barnabas (drums), and Lewis Pusey (guitars) and they all come from the same salt mining town while Jake Barnabas was a semi-professional footballer before the the others “stole” him for the band.

The band is currently on a UK/EU tour and is confirmed to perform at Louder Than Life Festival in the USA in September.  

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