Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys present ‘Howl’, the final single from their forthcoming ‘Heaving’ album, which will be released on April 7 via Unique Records, a division of Schubert Music Europe GmbH, and The Orchard.
Both defiant and devastating, catchy and cutting, ‘Howl’ slips from casual storytelling into visceral, near violent, confession. Catharsis in the form of rock ‘n roll.
In some ways a focal point of the new record, ‘Howl’ doesn’t just use the voice as a way to form words, but as a form of expression – an animalistic kind of autobiography. Strange sounds, and intimate snippets of stories are threaded between pulses that hope to pull the body into feeling.
“I spent the last three albums quietly singing about how I wanted to make a noise and, on this song, I’ve finally managed to do just that – which means, when we go on tour, I’ll have to make more noise, which is a lovely trap to have set for myself. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all goes, and how it all feels, for everyone involved,” says Lucy Kruger.
The band recently previewed the title track ‘Heaving’ with film by Belgian director and motion designer Lena Nerinckx (Contour Collective), featuring Kruger and Lenny-Dee Doucha, having earlier previewed lead tracks ‘Burning Building’ and ‘Stereoscope’.
Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys are an art pop ambient noise band whose music is full of atmosphere and intensity. Based in Berlin, the group is fronted by South African-born Lucy Kruger. Full of atmosphere and intensity, this burning psychedelic folk is both intimate and energetic.
The band has been touring throughout Germany and Europe over the last year, also performing at Rheeperbahn, Fusion, Maifeld Derby, Wave-Gotik Treffen, South of Silence, Immergut, Left of The Dial, and Synästhesie.
Since releasing the third and final album in the ‘Tapes Trilogy’ in April 2022 and touring these albums extensively, the band is now shifting attention to the ‘Heaving’ LP. The range of material and storytelling captured in the trilogy, and this new material allow the group to explore a live set that drifts between introverted and ecstatic.
They have announced the upcoming album launch, which will take place at Lido in Berlin on the 5th of May along with a Spring 2023 European Tour. Concert tickets can be obtained at https://lklb.tourlink.to/tickets
As of March 16, ‘Howl’ is available from fine music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp. The full ‘Heaving’ LP, which is out on April 7, is now available for pre-order.
Written and published by Lucy Kruger
2023 P & C Unique Records / Schubert Music Europe GmbH
Lucy Kruger: vocals, bass synthesiser, electronic production
Liú Mottes: piano, guitar
Jean-Louise Parker: vocals, violin, viola
Martin Perret: drums
Mixed by Simon Ratcliffe at Sound & Motion Studios (Cape Town)
Mastered by Uwe Teichert at Elektropolis (Brussels)
Drums recorded by Dirk Feistel at Studio X (Berlin)
Guitars recorded by André Leo (Berlin)
Viola recorded by Jean-Louise Parker (Berlin)
Apr 04 Freiburg, Germany – Slow Club
Apr 05 Zürich, Switzerland – Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik
Apr 06 Alessandria, Italy – Cascina Bellaria, Sezzadio
Apr 07 Sion, Switzerland – Point 11
Apr 08 Varese, Italy – Circolo Gagarin
Apr 10 Macerata, Italy – Circolo Dong
Apr 10 Fano, Italy – Bagni Elsa Nº3
Apr 14 Paris, France – Supersonic
Apr 15 Lille, France – To Be Announced
Apr 16 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Cinetol
Apr 19 Nuremberg, Germany – Z-Bau
Apr 20 Bielefeld, Germany – Johanniskirche
May 02 Leipzig, Germany – Moritzbastei
May 03 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
May 04 Hannover, Germany – Glocksee
May 05 Berlin, Germany – Lido
May 24 Dresden, Germany – Jazz Club Tonne
May 26 Offenburg, Germany – 361 Grad im Spitalkeller
May 27 Esslingen, Germany – Psych In Bloom
May 28 Offenbach, Germany – Hafen 2
Aug 10 Bad Kötzting, Germany – void