Waking Up With The ‘NATIONAL TEAM’ In HOTEL LUX

Works faster and harder than caffeine

2 February 2023

Yesterday night Turn Up The Volume shook his head up and down, left and right
for about an hour to the capricious, highly infectious grooves of Portsmouth/London
6-piece gang HOTEL LUX, bringing the swagger of the The Fall to mind here and there.

Another notable band of the ongoing rebirth of British post-punk alongside mavericks such as Yard Act, Crows, Black Country New Road, Ditz, shame, Black Midi, Just Mustard, caroline, LIFE and a couple more.

Only last week they released their debut LP Hands Across The Creek. A varied sublime firstborn (stream below). Punky, poppy, lullaby-y, organ-y and three expressive vocalists getting it all together. Fuck-the-right outspokenness, bloody daily life observations, and solidarity poems.

One of the several instantly catchy sing-along crackerjacks on the album is
THE NATIONAL TEAM
was one of the many highlights last night in Antwerp.
It still bounced up and down in my head this morning.

There’s people my age that play
for the national team.

(Not my age, theirs)

Hotel Lux: The name of a hotel in Moscow during the Soviet Union years, housing many leading exiled and visiting Communists. During the Nazi era, exiles from all over Europe went there, particularly from Germany. But bucther Stalin tracked them down, and you can guess what happenede to them.

HANDS ACROSS THE CREEK

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HOTEL LUX: Facebook – Instagram

(Live pics by Turn Up The Volume)

Wake-Up Call – HOTEL LUX Score With Groove And Move Single ‘NATIONAL TEAM’

Works faster than caffeine

27 October 2022

Band: HOTEL LUX
Who: Up-and-coming indie team
operating from South-London

New single: NATIONAL TEAM

Second single, following the first one Common Sense
from the forthcoming debut LP Hands Across The Creek,
out 27 January 2023 via The state51 Conspiracy

About the song: “The tune was conceived when I was sat watching
England’s National Football Team play on the TV whilst tucking into
a very sad takeaway, watching people my age and considerably
younger #winning at life.”

TUTV: Here comes a drop-dead cool foot stomper that grooves
and moves from left to right and back, activating all muscles in
your lazy body. The man in the middle Lewis Duffin lets his depressed
vocals roll over this striking score before a funky guitar solo ends
the game. Watch your back Fat White Familythis team is ready
to dribble you.

Press play and move your hips…

2023 Tour

HOTEL LUX: Facebook – Instagram