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Luxury Stranger is a progressive post-punk / indie-alternative rock influenced band.

 

Said to be "one of the UK's stand out dark alternative acts”, the band has released critically acclaimed albums, toured independently both home and abroad, and built up a loyal and obsessive fan-base.

 

Luxury Stranger is hard to describe – it’s a sum of its parts but doesn’t sound like any other bands. Ask a fan / supporter of the band and they’ll say that LS has a drive and passion in its music which is very rarely seen and the live shows are like powerful animals trying to break out of a cage. The music is a melodic wall of sound giving a majestically slick, regimented, and artistically sexual cushion for the vocals of Simon York, “easily one of the finest vocalists in the UK right now." (Reflections of Darkness magazine).

Pictured left to right: Simon York,
Harry Hallam and Martin Valentine

"...we have nothing against Editors, why should we, but these three brits actually are at least as good as them." (Luminous Dash magazine) "Though the scene has had a feast or famine existence recently, the city[Nottingham]'s hard working Luxury Stranger has done more than most to keep the flag flying" (Neil Anderson, Vive Le Rock magazine, issue 46 July 2017) "Think of early U2 when they were still good. This is of that calibre." (Penny Black Music magazine) "Their strong uniformed sound washes over you like a wave of nostalgia kicking you back to the 80s and winding you in in the process" (Claire L Broughton, Hey What's On Notts webzine) "...Darkness Falls Upon The Light, the lyrical and musical liveliness of indie rock in this second decade of the 21st Century – enjoy it!" (Lux Atenea Webzine) "It's about emotive immediacy, twice-underlined by the vocals, which apparently come not from a teaching book but straight from the bones..." (Reflections of Darkness magazine) "...with all sorts of influences, from Joy Division to Pearl Jam, but with clever songs." (Luminous Dash magazine) "...instrumental structure created with great talent while the voice of Simon York does not stop seducing us." (Lux Atenea Webzine) "...certainly a thing of beauty... a band that's hard to pigeon hole, and you know that their influences are as extensive as they are eclectic, and a whole range of influences can be heard throughout their music from the chameleonic Bowie to the anthemic Echo and the Bunnymen, and everything that’s cool inbetween – and they do this whilst retaining their own individuality and style. Quite an achievement." (Lyric Lounge Review magazine)
"Always a mesmerising live presence, this date may well catch them on the cusp of greatness" (Carpe Noctum event promoter Howard Rickards) "Comparisons are great, but you have to sample the genuine article. Go and see Luxury Stranger!" (Andy Nixon, LS fan) "Luxury Stranger did not disappoint. The riffs were strong, lyrics were ever present and all delivered with vigour." (live review, Nottingham Live magazine) "I've been looking forward to this for so long and it's sounding immense!" (Tannith Storm, LS fan, on the Darkness Falls Upon The Light album) "...picking us all up in one mighty swoop and bludgeoning us all into oblivion with the powerhouse that is Luxury Stranger. Once again it is apparent that this is no ordinary band." (live review, Penny Black Music magazine) "Luxury Stranger – Nothing Holy (Single) Entered Euro top 40 Alt chart at #4" (via @afmusic_de social media) "...it leaves an unsatisfied hunger for more!" (Reflections of Darkness magazine) "Devoid of any pretension and heart breakingly sincere, “Take my hand, I can save you now” sings Simon, meaning every word. It feels like trespassing into a broken man’s psyche." (live review, Left Lion magazine) "Never a dull moment with Luxury Stranger!" (Glasswerk magazine) "York's voice with its raucous timbre reminded more of the one of a rock singer. But it also gave the song a bolshie appearance... proof that York's voice could shine even brighter on atmospherically calm songs." (live review, Reflections of Darkness magazine)

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Darkness Falls Upon The Light The third "masterpiece" album...
"...we have nothing against Editors, why should we, but these three brits actually are at least as good as them." (Luminous Dash magazine) "Though the scene has had a feast or famine existence recently, the city[Nottingham]'s hard working Luxury Stranger has done more than most to keep the flag flying" (Neil Anderson, Vive Le Rock magazine, issue 46 July 2017) "Think of early U2 when they were still good. This is of that calibre." (Penny Black Music magazine) "Their strong uniformed sound washes over you like a wave of nostalgia kicking you back to the 80s and winding you in in the process" (Claire L Broughton, Hey What's On Notts webzine) "...Darkness Falls Upon The Light, the lyrical and musical liveliness of indie rock in this second decade of the 21st Century – enjoy it!" (Lux Atenea Webzine) "It's about emotive immediacy, twice-underlined by the vocals, which apparently come not from a teaching book but straight from the bones..." (Reflections of Darkness magazine) "...with all sorts of influences, from Joy Division to Pearl Jam, but with clever songs." (Luminous Dash magazine) "...instrumental structure created with great talent while the voice of Simon York does not stop seducing us." (Lux Atenea Webzine) "...certainly a thing of beauty... a band that's hard to pigeon hole, and you know that their influences are as extensive as they are eclectic, and a whole range of influences can be heard throughout their music from the chameleonic Bowie to the anthemic Echo and the Bunnymen, and everything that’s cool inbetween – and they do this whilst retaining their own individuality and style. Quite an achievement." (Lyric Lounge Review magazine)
"Always a mesmerising live presence, this date may well catch them on the cusp of greatness" (Carpe Noctum event promoter Howard Rickards) "Comparisons are great, but you have to sample the genuine article. Go and see Luxury Stranger!" (Andy Nixon, LS fan) "Luxury Stranger did not disappoint. The riffs were strong, lyrics were ever present and all delivered with vigour." (live review, Nottingham Live magazine) "I've been looking forward to this for so long and it's sounding immense!" (Tannith Storm, LS fan, on the Darkness Falls Upon The Light album) "...picking us all up in one mighty swoop and bludgeoning us all into oblivion with the powerhouse that is Luxury Stranger. Once again it is apparent that this is no ordinary band." (live review, Penny Black Music magazine) "Luxury Stranger – Nothing Holy (Single) Entered Euro top 40 Alt chart at #4" (via @afmusic_de social media) "...it leaves an unsatisfied hunger for more!" (Reflections of Darkness magazine) "Devoid of any pretension and heart breakingly sincere, “Take my hand, I can save you now” sings Simon, meaning every word. It feels like trespassing into a broken man’s psyche." (live review, Left Lion magazine) "Never a dull moment with Luxury Stranger!" (Glasswerk magazine) "York's voice with its raucous timbre reminded more of the one of a rock singer. But it also gave the song a bolshie appearance... proof that York's voice could shine even brighter on atmospherically calm songs." (live review, Reflections of Darkness magazine)
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For sale: Darkness Falls Upon The Light The third "masterpiece" album...
"...we have nothing against Editors, why should we, but these three brits actually are at least as good as them." (Luminous Dash magazine) "Though the scene has had a feast or famine existence recently, the city[Nottingham]'s hard working Luxury Stranger has done more than most to keep the flag flying" (Neil Anderson, Vive Le Rock magazine, issue 46 July 2017) "Think of early U2 when they were still good. This is of that calibre." (Penny Black Music magazine) "Their strong uniformed sound washes over you like a wave of nostalgia kicking you back to the 80s and winding you in in the process" (Claire L Broughton, Hey What's On Notts webzine) "...Darkness Falls Upon The Light, the lyrical and musical liveliness of indie rock in this second decade of the 21st Century – enjoy it!" (Lux Atenea Webzine) "It's about emotive immediacy, twice-underlined by the vocals, which apparently come not from a teaching book but straight from the bones..." (Reflections of Darkness magazine) "...with all sorts of influences, from Joy Division to Pearl Jam, but with clever songs." (Luminous Dash magazine) "...instrumental structure created with great talent while the voice of Simon York does not stop seducing us." (Lux Atenea Webzine) "...certainly a thing of beauty... a band that's hard to pigeon hole, and you know that their influences are as extensive as they are eclectic, and a whole range of influences can be heard throughout their music from the chameleonic Bowie to the anthemic Echo and the Bunnymen, and everything that’s cool inbetween – and they do this whilst retaining their own individuality and style. Quite an achievement." (Lyric Lounge Review magazine) "Always a mesmerising live presence, this date may well catch them on the cusp of greatness" (Carpe Noctum event promoter Howard Rickards) "Comparisons are great, but you have to sample the genuine article. Go and see Luxury Stranger!" (Andy Nixon, LS fan) "Luxury Stranger did not disappoint. The riffs were strong, lyrics were ever present and all delivered with vigour." (live review, Nottingham Live magazine) "I've been looking forward to this for so long and it's sounding immense!" (Tannith Storm, LS fan, on the Darkness Falls Upon The Light album) "...picking us all up in one mighty swoop and bludgeoning us all into oblivion with the powerhouse that is Luxury Stranger. Once again it is apparent that this is no ordinary band." (live review, Penny Black Music magazine) "Luxury Stranger – Nothing Holy (Single) Entered Euro top 40 Alt chart at #4" (via @afmusic_de social media) "...it leaves an unsatisfied hunger for more!" (Reflections of Darkness magazine) "Devoid of any pretension and heart breakingly sincere, “Take my hand, I can save you now” sings Simon, meaning every word. It feels like trespassing into a broken man’s psyche." (live review, Left Lion magazine) "Never a dull moment with Luxury Stranger!" (Glasswerk magazine) "York's voice with its raucous timbre reminded more of the one of a rock singer. But it also gave the song a bolshie appearance... proof that York's voice could shine even brighter on atmospherically calm songs." (live review, Reflections of Darkness magazine)

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LIVE SHOWS For sale: Darkness Falls Upon The Light The third "masterpiece" album...
"...we have nothing against Editors, why should we, but these three brits actually are at least as good as them." (Luminous Dash magazine) "Though the scene has had a feast or famine existence recently, the city[Nottingham]'s hard working Luxury Stranger has done more than most to keep the flag flying" (Neil Anderson, Vive Le Rock magazine, issue 46 July 2017) "Think of early U2 when they were still good. This is of that calibre." (Penny Black Music magazine) "Their strong uniformed sound washes over you like a wave of nostalgia kicking you back to the 80s and winding you in in the process" (Claire L Broughton, Hey What's On Notts webzine) "...Darkness Falls Upon The Light, the lyrical and musical liveliness of indie rock in this second decade of the 21st Century – enjoy it!" (Lux Atenea Webzine) "It's about emotive immediacy, twice-underlined by the vocals, which apparently come not from a teaching book but straight from the bones..." (Reflections of Darkness magazine) "...with all sorts of influences, from Joy Division to Pearl Jam, but with clever songs." (Luminous Dash magazine) "...instrumental structure created with great talent while the voice of Simon York does not stop seducing us." (Lux Atenea Webzine) "...certainly a thing of beauty... a band that's hard to pigeon hole, and you know that their influences are as extensive as they are eclectic, and a whole range of influences can be heard throughout their music from the chameleonic Bowie to the anthemic Echo and the Bunnymen, and everything that’s cool inbetween – and they do this whilst retaining their own individuality and style. Quite an achievement." (Lyric Lounge Review magazine) "Always a mesmerising live presence, this date may well catch them on the cusp of greatness" (Carpe Noctum event promoter Howard Rickards) "Comparisons are great, but you have to sample the genuine article. Go and see Luxury Stranger!" (Andy Nixon, LS fan) "Luxury Stranger did not disappoint. The riffs were strong, lyrics were ever present and all delivered with vigour." (live review, Nottingham Live magazine) "I've been looking forward to this for so long and it's sounding immense!" (Tannith Storm, LS fan, on the Darkness Falls Upon The Light album) "...picking us all up in one mighty swoop and bludgeoning us all into oblivion with the powerhouse that is Luxury Stranger. Once again it is apparent that this is no ordinary band." (live review, Penny Black Music magazine) "Luxury Stranger – Nothing Holy (Single) Entered Euro top 40 Alt chart at #4" (via @afmusic_de social media) "...it leaves an unsatisfied hunger for more!" (Reflections of Darkness magazine) "Devoid of any pretension and heart breakingly sincere, “Take my hand, I can save you now” sings Simon, meaning every word. It feels like trespassing into a broken man’s psyche." (live review, Left Lion magazine) "Never a dull moment with Luxury Stranger!" (Glasswerk magazine) "York's voice with its raucous timbre reminded more of the one of a rock singer. But it also gave the song a bolshie appearance... proof that York's voice could shine even brighter on atmospherically calm songs." (live review, Reflections of Darkness magazine)

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