WORDS BY ALI GRICE
FEATURED PHOTO BY INDY BREWER
Originating from the seaside retreat of Brighton, indie rock outfit Luna Blue are synonymous with catchy hooks, exhilarating live shows and summery indie anthems. Their infectiously catchy tracks bagged them a session with BBC Live Lounge (check this out here) and the enticing storytelling of vocalist Tom has audiences far and wide enamoured with their sound.
We had the chance to have a chat with guitarist Ryan, and talk about the release of their energetic new single Look at Me.
Could you introduce the band?
We are Luna Blue – a 4 piece indie band from Brighton.
What was the inspiration behind Look At Me?
We really wanted to continue from the direction we took with Tropical in trying to make our music more accessible to a wider audience. Taking influence from Fickle Friends and 1975s poppy sound.
How does this new single differ from previous material Tropical and Keep Me There?
I think it is immediately different from Keep Me There in regards to the overall feeling the song has. KMT is much slower and moody whilst Look At Me is upbeat and going from the beginning. As for Tropical, we think its similar in feel but we introduced a lead guitar hook as a chorus.
How did you find the opportunity to play for a BBC live lounge session last year?
The BBC Live Lounge was a fantastic experience! They were all really friendly and welcoming. Having a small orchestral section with us made it even better!
What has been your absolute favourite venue to play in?
We have played a lot of brilliant venues recently so this is really difficult. For me personally it would have to be Notting Hill Arts Club in London and Hope & Ruin in Brighton.
Are there any smaller bands on your radar at the moment that VISCERAL readers should check out?
When and where can we catch you next?
Due to current circumstances we have recently had to postpone our first tour so this is hard to say at the moment. Be sure to keep up with our instagram because we have something coming soon!
Thanks guys, I look forward to catching a show soon.
Look at Me has just passed 38k streams on Spotify and is quickly gaining traction beyond the Brighton music scene, so give Look At Me a listen and become enamoured with their back catalogue (like I did). Since the interview Luna Blue have announced reorganised dates in August so be sure to check them out when you are free from isolation!
7th August – The Anvil – Bournemouth
14th August – Komedia – Brighton
19th August – The Horn – St Albans
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