Home Indie Music Resort Lux @ Boileroom, Guildford, UK, June 18, 2023

Resort Lux @ Boileroom, Guildford, UK, June 18, 2023

Resort Lux @ Boileroom, Guildford, UK, June 18, 2023


Resort Lux

Resort Lux @ Boileroom, Guildford, UK, June 18, 2023,

Jul 02, 2023

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Preconceptions can generally journey you up, and so it proves when pre-empting what to anticipate from Resort Lux.

Anybody accustomed to the band’s debut album Palms Throughout The Creek could be anticipating singer Lewis Duffin to return flying out the traps with a glint in his eye and a cheeky swagger to accompany his drole descriptions of recent life. You may even be forgiven for half anticipating a shout of “Parklife!” between every line.

As a substitute, there’s a a lot darker coronary heart on the root of the band’s dwell sound. At instances it has an surprising heaviness that appears to be weighing down on their shoulders.

Duffin closes his eyes for a lot of the set and grips the microphone stand. Even “Nationwide Workforce” and the way in which it brilliantly captures the deflating realisation of any getting older soccer fan that “There’s folks my age that play for the nationwide workforce” sounds considerably extra ominous than anticipated. That’s not supposed as a slight on what continues to be an infectiously catchy tune, pushed by bass participant Cam Sims who takes steps as much as the microphone for the track’s memorable vocal hook. It’s merely an commentary, regardless that a number of amongst the group are simply sufficiently old to have grown up within the period of Zammo McGuire somewhat than Harry Maguire.

Duffin’s distinctive sing-speak vocal supply is on the forefront of ‘Solidarity Music’ and ‘Eastbound And Down’ which come daubed with echoes of Eddie Argos (he’s simply speaking…to the youngsters). Even their extra sombre supply, when in comparison with their recorded renditions, can’t knock the poppiness from their core. These are songs that may probably be whistled by many on their means residence tonight.

For all of the discuss of their newer materials although, they shut with 2017 single ‘The Final Hangman’. It’s brooding menace, twanging spaghetti western guitars and ominous vocal is a neat match. It attracts a pencil line between Resort Lux and the likes of Fontaines DC, The Homicide Capital and even DITZ, with out going so far as giving it an inked dedication. As a substitute, it exemplifies the band’s knack of pointing in a single course, solely to take you down one other.

Suppose you understand Resort Lux? Anticipate the surprising.



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