Thursday, 21 July 2016

THE LOTTERY WINNERS – SINGLE REVIEW

The Lottery Winners – Young Love (Sire/Warner Brothers) 
The Lottery Winners - Young Love 


Release Date: Out Now

I’m sure I’ve used this story but I’m so chuffed for these guys that I’m going to use it again. The first time I heard these guys play I was setting up to DJ at a friend’s wedding in Halifax and they were whipping through the tightest set of covers I’ve ever heard. Now, years later, they’ve just signed to Warner Brothers imprint Sire and all that hard work and relentless pub gigging around the Northwest of the UK has paid off. This latest release is, I guess, a celebratory anthem of this new found success so dive in to ‘Young Love’ with all the carefree abandon of someone who has just realised their dreams. Starting out like something from Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ era, this soon slips in to the band’s trademark slick indie-pop with a sugary tinge. There is a touch of the Magic Numbers or the Beautiful South about these guys but with way more confidence and hooks aplenty so it’s no surprise they’ve been snapped up by a major with the potential to make something of their song writing ability as well as their songs. Expect big things of the Lottery Winners even if it’s through some sort of ‘Valerie’ style hit like the Zutons had via Winehouse or, better still, on their own terms.



Live Dates:

18th September – The Loft @ The Arts Club, Liverpool
19th September – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
20th September – Glee, Cardiff
21st September – Moles, Bath
22nd September – Golden Lion, Bristol
23rd September – Stereo, Glasgow
24th September – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
25th September – Joiners, Southampton
26th September – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
27th September – Black Heart, London
28th September – Glee, Nottingham
29th September – Donkey, Leicester
2nd October – Oporto, Leeds
3rd October – Fibbers, York
4th October – Cluny, Newcastle

6th October – Academy 3, Manchester

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