In the short time that they have been together, Hotel Lux have become one of the most talked about bands on the scene. Emerging from the same South London circuit that has birthed faves like Shame and Goat Girl, the Portsmouth-raised quintet – made up of singer Lewis Duffin, bassist Cam Sims, guitarist Jake Sewell, keyboardist/guitarist Sam Coburn, and drummer Craig Macvicar – have been championed for their “pub rock” sound, gritty realness and deliciously dark lyrics. A maelstrom of post-punk, ska and pub rock, their sound evokes the grit and grime that comes with growing up in a heavily industrialised area. Hotel Lux are Influenced by the world around them, the works of filmmakers such as Shane Meadows and the ashes of the Brexit referendum. Lyrically, frontman Lewis Duffin paints a landscape of Council flat riots, pints of Guinness, job centre plus and pub pianos whilst poking fun of the world as he sees it. Hotel Lux are the progressive, determined band for the here and now.
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