THE LUKA STATE – A Matter Of Time

lukastateMOTblogsinglesIMPACT DATE: 15th December 2013
LABEL: Project Records

The Luka State are ready.

Their tender age belies the fact that they have been writing, recording and touring for the last few years; noisily taking their songs to all and sundry, and quietly building up a slew of dedicated fans in their wake.

A Matter Of Time is the sound of them rushing from the starting blocks.


It’s a huge slab of ultra-melodic, sky-scraping guitar pop; gritty, wide-eyed and thrumming with energy – and, after being slipped online, quietly but quickly racked up 50,000 word-of-mouth Youtube plays.

Conjuring up glimmers from the past: The Who and U2’s vast sound dovetails with a youthful yearning and ambition, and a steady rush of rock momentum builds.

The powerful production is by Sam Williams, with whom The Luka State have been recording, and has produced the likes of Supergrass, Plan B, The Go! Team and The Noisettes.


A Matter of Time is being released as a double A-Side with 30 Minute Break on limited edition vinyl on Project Records and will be followed by three further singles in quick succession.

A full UK tour is on the cards, too – beginning in London on October 29th at The Notting Hill Arts Club.

The Luka State are:

Conrad Ellis (Lead Vocals & Guitar)
Sam Bell (Backing Vocals & Bass)
Jess Whitmore (Backing Vocals & Drums)

John Cooper Clarke – 2011 UK Tour!

The legend that is John Cooper Clarke gets back on the road for some high profile UK shows, leading up to Christmas 2010. Finishing at the Scala in London, the tour takes in 9 cities. JCC is getting back to his roots, doing what he knows best. Live Entertaining!

His career has recently taken a massive upturn. Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, Plan B and Richard Hawley all name checked him as a major influence. JCC plays a cabaret performer  in Plan Bs new movie and he is still talking about making a new album with Mr Hawley.

Not only headlining Latitude, The Green Man and Beautiful Days festivals in 2010, but JCC has been presenting his own unique shows on 6Music, sitting in for Jarvis Cocker and Guy Garvey (negotiations about his own shows on the station are ongoing).

Catch John Cooper Clarke Live:

February 2011

Sat 12th          Globe                                                       Cardiff

Sun 13th Sub 89                                                     Reading


March 2011

Thurs 31st The Railway                                             Winchester

April 2011

Fri 1st Cheltenham Poetry Festival                  Cheltenham

Town Hall

Sat 2nd Princess Pavilion                                    Falmouth

Sun 3rd Phoenix                                                      Exeter

Sat 9th De La Warr Pavilion                               Bexhill on Sea

Sun 10th Rose Theatre                                             Kingston

Sat 16th Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse                  Laugharne

Sun 17th Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse                  Laugharne

Tue 19th Ashcroft Arts Centre                                 Fareham


May 2011

Sat 14th Guernsey Literary Festival                        St Martin

Fri 27th The Foundry, Sheffield Uni                     Sheffield

Sat 28th The Ctiadel                                                    St Helens

Sun 29th 53 Degrees                                                    Preston



Sat 18th The Junction                                              Cambridge



*John Cooper Clarke is available for interviews. Contact