Special London show announced... [18 August 2017]
Reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [10 July 2017]
First full line-up show since Sept 2015 – a massive sound and a massive success... [31 May 2017]

Pics above by Mel Butler

Reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [31 May 2017]
Interview with Louder Than War Magazine... [29 May 2017]
First reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [16 May 2017]

Hi friends – how're you?

 

On Saturday (6 May) LS played the Liverpool Tattoo Convention – the second time the band has played there. The event is in it's 10th year... and it was a fantastic weekend.

 

We were on at 8.30pm, playing a 45/50 minute set just before the headliners... KISS! Well, Europe's biggest KISS tribute band. It was great fun! Many thanks to all the staff and organisers at the convention and of course to the brilliant sound engineer, Lee, for being amazing and helpful.

 

While in Liverpool, we managed to get the new album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light, into Probe Records. So, if you live that way please head over there and get your copy. We also recently managed to get stock in Norman Records, based in Leeds.

 

If you're planning on coming to see us play on 3 June at the Carpe Noctum event, make sure you get your copy beforehand! The new album is also available from the Nottingham Rough Trade store – and we're not stopping there...

 

The new Luxury Stranger album was released on 28 April and is available world-wide via this website's Store page, from iTunes, from Amazon, from the Luxury Stranger Bandcamp page, and at LS live shows.

 

Please buy the album, don't download for free or sit listening to a stream of the album repeatedly – it hurts. Thanks.

 

Please go in and ask at your favourite record store – if they do not currently stock it, we're more than happy to work with them and send over a few copies... get the store's 'buyer' to get in touch with us!

 

Don't forget, we play the Official UK David Bowie Convention on 13th May – go to the Shows page for more details – we're looking forward to playing this show... more news to follow!

 

The Liverpool show saw Martin Valentine take on bass duties with impressive ability. Looking forward to doing shows and future work with Martin... On 3rd June, drummer Harry makes his live debut with Luxury Stranger, when we play in Leeds at the amazing Carpe Noctum event. Again, go to the Shows page for more details.

 

More shows to organise, confirm and announce – including a home show in Nottingham. We hope to get this new album into everyone's heads, ears and music collection!

 

"Stay where you are..." SY

Liverpool show and Darkness Falls Upon The Light in shops... [8 May 2017]

Hi friends – we're in...

 

The new album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light, is available from the Nottingham Rough Trade store – and we're not stopping there...

 

If you're in the Nottingham area, or fancy a trip over, please pop in and purchase a copy for £9.99. You will not be disappointed.

 

The new Luxury Stranger album was released on 28 April and is available world-wide via this website's Store page, from iTunes, from Amazon, from the Luxury Stranger Bandcamp page, and at LS live shows.

 

Please go in and ask at your favourite record store – if they do not currently stock it, we're more than happy to work with them and send over a few copies... get the store's 'buyer' to get in touch with us!

 

Thank you very much to those of you who have sent in comments about the new album and photos too...  More news to follow...

 

Don't forget, we play the massive Liverpool Tattoo Convention on Saturday 6th May and the Official UK David Bowie Convention on 13th May – go to the Shows page for more details – these are two very special shows and we're looking forward to playing.

 

On 3rd June, drummer Harry makes his live debut with Luxury Stranger, when we play in Leeds at the amazing Carpe Noctum event. Again, go to the Shows page for more details.

 

More shows to organise, confirm and announce – we hope to get this new album into everyone's heads, ears and music collection!

 

"Stay where you are..." SY

Darkness Falls Upon The Light – for sale in Rough Trade... [29 April 2017]

Hi friends – at last, the long wait is over...

 

The new Luxury Stranger album was released today (28 April) and is available world-wide via this website's Store page, from iTunes, from Amazon, from the Luxury Stranger Bandcamp page, at LS live shows and also at select record stores. Please go in and ask at your favourite record store – if they do not currently stock it, we're more than happy to work with them and send over a few copies...

 

Many thanks again to everyone who pre-ordered the CD version of the album. These pre-orders helped us hit the deadline in terms of pressing... everyone who pre-ordered also received a signed copy of a letter of thanks which detailed the mood, intention and a bit about the process during the making of the record.

 

More news to follow, including photos and comments from fans and supporters who have received their copy of the album...

 

"Stay where you are..." SY

Darkness Falls Upon The Light – new LS album OUT NOW... [28 April 2017]
New review, new t-shirts and new show... [14 September 2017]

The band has had a new review of the album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light. The review can be read on the Spanish music webzine Lux Atenea.

 

As you'll know, Luxury Stranger will be playing a very special show on 16th October at the Waiting Room on Stoke Newington High Street, London. As part of the show, the band has had a highly limited edition t-shirt (pictured) printed in retro-style 3D in the same style as the poster for the show.

 

The band are happy to announce their return to play in York. LS will be at the Fulford on Friday 13th October. Tickets can be bought from the Fulford's website.

 

As part of the first few shows to get the new album (Darkness Falls Upon The Light) out there and in people's ears and record collections, the band have announced a very special show which sees the band returning to London.

 

The show will be on 16th October at the Waiting Room on Stoke Newington High Street and will be FREE entry.

 

The band plans to invite various industry/press people as well as the London LS fans and hopefully reaching a load of new people too. The band have invited special guests Nine Day Decline to open the night.

 

Physical versions of the poster will have special branded 3D glasses attached – keep your eyes open in the city...

 

See you there!

 

More reviews have been published, talking about the new album – Darkness Falls Upon The Light...

 

"Think of early U2 when they were still good. This is of that calibre."

Read the whole review on the Pennyblack magazine website.

 

"Is there anything more we can ask for in an album?"

Read the whole review on the Soundsphere magazine website.

 

You can read all our press on our new PRESS page. We're aiming to find all our older press from years passed and we'll be adding that as and when...

 

Hi friends – hope you're all safe and well out there...

 

We finally did it – well, one of the things on the tick list of 'to dos' over the next few years. We played our headline show at the Carpe Noctum event at the Lending Room in Leeds which was the first show played with a full line-up since 2015 AND it was Harry Hallam's debut show on drums. And he played a stormer!

 

Bassist Martin Valentine made his debut in May at the Liverpool Tattoo Convention show after swiftly taking the position in the band – just a few rehearsals and he'd got it nailed... double rock 'n' roll!

 

The Leeds show was well populated, a fine mix of audience members wearing their 'genre tribe colours' on their sleeve but all together, there were LS fans – or LS fans in the making. A fine reflection of what Luxury Stranger offers and can reach out to – almost any musical 'pigeon hole' can appreciate and get into LS.

 

We played the following set:

Light Comes (intro)

Another Intoxicated Release

Dismissal

Nothing Holy

Wash

A Triumph Of The Heart (see the live video from the night on our videos page)

Where You've Gone

When The Lady Takes The Blame

Ripple

The Real Is Done

Side Of The Road

Diver

 

A massive thank you to Howard of Carpe Noctum for his ongoing support of Luxury Stranger and also to everyone who attended the show. Our next show as part of our 'getting our feet back into it' tour will be on 15th July at the Chameleon in Nottingham – and support will be coming from our very special guests Deathtrippers (who opened for us in Leeds), who are a fantastic band to see live... imagine the Jesus and Mary Chain with elements of the Soft Moon BUT completely fresh sounding. Come along and see/hear for yourself!

 

As promised, we've started our plans for the future. We've already confirmed three shows as key points to work around for 2018. We're also in talks with one of our old bookers in Europe who is more than happy to help us with a key point to work around on the mainland. Much more work going on behind the scenes and ALL positive stuff...

 

We've released our new T-shirts! And, they were flying out to audience members at the Leeds show – as did copies of the new album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light. We're doing a reorder of some of the T-Shirts to make sure we can keep on top of orders and when we add the T-shirts to the store page. You can also buy the CD version of the new album from our store page, as well as from our Bandcamp page, from Rough Trade (Nottingham), from Norman Records, and from Probe Records (Liverpool). We are getting closer to our target to fund the vinyl release, which will help us get the album into more record shops and out to even more music listeners – watch this space!

 

If you want us to play in your city / town / village, then please let us know – we want to reach everyone with LS' music and we want to make it easier for people to hear our music live. If you know of a good venue which is suitable for our needs then please email info@luxurystranger.net or sixminerva@yahoo.co.uk.

 

"Stay where you are..." SY

We've had some more reviews in, talking about the new album – Darkness Falls Upon The Light...

 

First up comes from Italian magazine Ver Sacrum.

Read it on the Ver Sacrum website.

 

Followed by a fantastic opinion of the album by Sean Palfrey of Intravenous Magazine.

 

Read it on the Intravenous Magazine website.

Simon for the band was interviewed by Sophie Luchinsky from Louder Than War Magazine...

 

Talking about his beginnings in music, his influences, how he started the LS project and watched it change and develop over the years, and also the writing / recording process of the new album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light.

 

You can read the full interview on the Louder Than War website...

Hi friends – hope you're well...

 

Things are kicking into action now... again! Last weekend we played the Official UK David Bowie Convention and it was an amazing time as always. We had a hell of a lot of fun playing and also post-show chatting with people, signing copies of the new album and also watching Spizz Energi and Aladdin Sane. Many thanks to everyone who watched/listened to our set - much appreciated response - and also many thanks to the organisers of the convention and the staff at the venue - lovely people with a lot of love for Bowie and LS too!

 

As per usual with this event, we played a set consisting of Luxury Stranger tracks and songs by David Bowie performed in our own style. The show was done using the drum backing tracks – you can see videos of the two Bowie tracks we played on our YouTube page.

 

The set was:

Red Money (Bowie track, taken from Lodger)

Dismissal

Nothing Holy

A Triumph Of The Heart

Where You've Gone

When The Lady Takes The Blame

Slow Burn (Bowie track, taken from Heathen)

The Real Is Done

Side Of The Road

Diver

 

After the show, Martin accepted my invitation to come into the band full-time, which is fantastic news! The sound is so much fuller and his big 'Clayton-esque' bass sound suits the band so well. Harry on drums is giving some brilliant interpretations of current and older LS material and it's really good to watch / listen to, and it's exciting thinking about what he will come up with when we start work on the next album... but I'm getting ahead of myself! Our next show will be on 3rd June at the Carpe Noctum event, and it will be the full three-piece band.

 

The third Luxury Stranger album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light, was released in April and we've had a couple of reviews come in – more are on their way. Here we have a promotional review from Norman Records, who are stocking the album, and also a review from author/writer Andrew Hawnt.

 

Norman Records review of Darkness Falls Upon The Light

 

Andrew Hawnt review of Darkness Falls Upon The Light

 

The album is available world-wide via this website's Store page, from iTunes, from Amazon, from the Luxury Stranger Bandcamp page, and at LS live shows. It's also available from Rough Trade in Nottingham, from Probe Records in Liverpool, and of course Norman Records. Please go in and ask at your favourite record store – if they do not currently stock it, we're more than happy to work with them and send over a few copies... get the store's 'buyer' to get in touch with us!

 

Please buy the album, don't download for free or sit listening to a stream of the album repeatedly – it hurts. Thanks!

 

More shows to organise, confirm and announce – including a special home show in Nottingham on 15th July with a very special guest support. We hope to get this new album into everyone's heads, ears and music collection!

 

"Stay where you are..." SY

NEWS

For older news, go to the News Archive page or our Facebook page. Reviews and interviews can be found collected on the Press page.

New review, new t-shirts and new show... [14 September 2017]
Special London show announced... [18 August 2017]
Reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [10 July 2017]
First full line-up show since Sept 2015 – a massive sound and a massive success... [31 May 2017]
Reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [31 May 2017]

Simon for the band was interviewed by Sophie Luchinsky from Louder Than War Magazine...

 

Talking about his beginnings in music, his influences, how he started the LS project and watched it change and develop over the years, and also the writing / recording process of the new album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light.

 

You can read the full interview on the Louder Than War website...

Interview with Louder Than War Magazine... [29 May 2017]
First reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [16 May 2017]
Liverpool show and Darkness Falls Upon The Light in shops... [8 May 2017]
Darkness Falls Upon The Light – for sale in Rough Trade... [29 April 2017]
Darkness Falls Upon The Light – new LS album OUT NOW... [28 April 2017]
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Darkness Falls Upon The Light – new LS album OUT NOW... [28 April 2017]
NEWS
New review, new t-shirts and new show... [14 September 2017]

The band has had a new review of the album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light. The review can be read on the Spanish music webzine Lux Atenea.

 

As you'll know, Luxury Stranger will be playing a very special show on 16th October at the Waiting Room on Stoke Newington High Street, London. As part of the show, the band has had a highly limited edition t-shirt (pictured) printed in retro-style 3D in the same style as the poster for the show.

 

The band are happy to announce their return to play in York. LS will be at the Fulford on Friday 13th October. Tickets can be bought from the Fulford's website.

 

Special London show announced... [18 August 2017]

More reviews have been published, talking about the new album – Darkness Falls Upon The Light...

 

"Think of early U2 when they were still good. This is of that calibre."

Read the whole review on the Pennyblack magazine website.

 

"Is there anything more we can ask for in an album?"

Read the whole review on the Soundsphere magazine website.

 

You can read all our press on our new PRESS page. We're aiming to find all our older press from years passed and we'll be adding that as and when...

Reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [10 July 2017]

We played the following set:

Light Comes (intro)

Another Intoxicated Release

Dismissal

Nothing Holy

Wash

A Triumph Of The Heart (see the live video from the night on our videos page)

Where You've Gone

When The Lady Takes The Blame

Ripple

The Real Is Done

Side Of The Road

Diver

Hi friends – hope you're all safe and well out there...

 

We finally did it – well, one of the things on the tick list of 'to dos' over the next few years. We played our headline show at the Carpe Noctum event at the Lending Room in Leeds which was the first show played with a full line-up since 2015 AND it was Harry Hallam's debut show on drums. And he played a stormer!

 

Bassist Martin Valentine made his debut in May at the Liverpool Tattoo Convention show after swiftly taking the position in the band – just a few rehearsals and he'd got it nailed... double rock 'n' roll!

 

The Leeds show was well populated, a fine mix of audience members wearing their 'genre tribe colours' on their sleeve but all together, there were LS fans – or LS fans in the making. A fine reflection of what Luxury Stranger offers and can reach out to – almost any musical 'pigeon hole' can appreciate and get into LS.

A massive thank you to Howard of Carpe Noctum for his ongoing support of Luxury Stranger and also to everyone who attended the show. Our next show as part of our 'getting our feet back into it' tour will be on 15th July at the Chameleon in Nottingham – and support will be coming from our very special guests Deathtrippers (who opened for us in Leeds), who are a fantastic band to see live... imagine the Jesus and Mary Chain with elements of the Soft Moon BUT completely fresh sounding. Come along and see/hear for yourself!

 

As promised, we've started our plans for the future. We've already confirmed three shows as key points to work around for 2018. We're also in talks with one of our old bookers in Europe who is more than happy to help us with a key point to work around on the mainland. Much more work going on behind the scenes and ALL positive stuff...

 

We've released our new T-shirts! And, they were flying out to audience members at the Leeds show – as did copies of the new album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light. We're doing a reorder of some of the T-Shirts to make sure we can keep on top of orders and when we add the T-shirts to the store page. You can also buy the CD version of the new album from our store page, as well as from our Bandcamp page, from Rough Trade (Nottingham), from Norman Records, and from Probe Records (Liverpool). We are getting closer to our target to fund the vinyl release, which will help us get the album into more record shops and out to even more music listeners – watch this space!

 

If you want us to play in your city / town / village, then please let us know – we want to reach everyone with LS' music and we want to make it easier for people to hear our music live. If you know of a good venue which is suitable for our needs then please email info@luxurystranger.net or sixminerva@yahoo.co.uk.

 

"Stay where you are..." SY

First full line-up show since Sept 2015 – a massive sound and a massive success... [31 May 2017]

We've had some more reviews in, talking about the new album – Darkness Falls Upon The Light...

 

First up comes from Italian magazine Ver Sacrum.

Read it on the Ver Sacrum website.

 

Followed by a fantastic opinion of the album by Sean Palfrey of Intravenous Magazine.

 

Read it on the Intravenous Magazine website.

Reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [31 May 2017]
Interview with Louder Than War Magazine... [29 May 2017]
First reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [16 May 2017]

Hi friends – hope you're well...

 

Things are kicking into action now... again! Last weekend we played the Official UK David Bowie Convention and it was an amazing time as always. We had a hell of a lot of fun playing and also post-show chatting with people, signing copies of the new album and also watching Spizz Energi and Aladdin Sane. Many thanks to everyone who watched/listened to our set - much appreciated response - and also many thanks to the organisers of the convention and the staff at the venue - lovely people with a lot of love for Bowie and LS too!

 

As per usual with this event, we played a set consisting of Luxury Stranger tracks and songs by David Bowie performed in our own style. The show was done using the drum backing tracks – you can see videos of the two Bowie tracks we played on our YouTube page.

 

The set was:

Red Money (Bowie track, taken from Lodger)

Dismissal

Nothing Holy

A Triumph Of The Heart

Where You've Gone

When The Lady Takes The Blame

Slow Burn (Bowie track, taken from Heathen)

The Real Is Done

Side Of The Road

Diver

 

After the show, Martin accepted my invitation to come into the band full-time, which is fantastic news! The sound is so much fuller and his big 'Clayton-esque' bass sound suits the band so well. Harry on drums is giving some brilliant interpretations of current and older LS material and it's really good to watch / listen to, and it's exciting thinking about what he will come up with when we start work on the next album... but I'm getting ahead of myself! Our next show will be on 3rd June at the Carpe Noctum event, and it will be the full three-piece band.

The third Luxury Stranger album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light, was released in April and we've had a couple of reviews come in – more are on their way. Here we have a promotional review from Norman Records, who are stocking the album, and also a review from author/writer Andrew Hawnt.

 

Norman Records review
of Darkness Falls Upon The Light

 

Andrew Hawnt review
of Darkness Falls Upon The Light

 

The album is available world-wide via this website's Store page, from iTunes, from Amazon, from the Luxury Stranger Bandcamp page, and at LS live shows. It's also available from Rough Trade in Nottingham, from Probe Records in Liverpool, and of course Norman Records. Please go in and ask at your favourite record store – if they do not currently stock it, we're more than happy to work with them and send over a few copies... get the store's 'buyer' to get in touch with us!

 

Please buy the album, don't download for free or sit listening to a stream of the album repeatedly – it hurts. Thanks!

 

More shows to organise, confirm and announce – including a special home show in Nottingham on 15th July with a very special guest support. We hope to get this new album into everyone's heads, ears and music collection!

 

"Stay where you are..." SY

Liverpool show and Darkness Falls Upon The Light in shops... [8 May 2017]
Darkness Falls Upon The Light – for sale in Rough Trade... [29 April 2017]

© 2016 Luxury Stranger All rights reserved.

Darkness Falls Upon The Light – new LS album OUT NOW... [28 April 2017]
NEWS
New review, new t-shirts and new show... [14 September 2017]

The band has had a new review of the album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light. The review can be read on the Spanish music webzine Lux Atenea.

 

As you'll know, Luxury Stranger will be playing a very special show on 16th October at the Waiting Room on Stoke Newington High Street, London. As part of the show, the band has had a highly limited edition t-shirt printed in retro-style 3D in the same style as the poster for the show.

 

The band are happy to announce their return to play in York. LS will be at the Fulford on Friday 13th October. Tickets can be bought from the Fulford's website.

 

Special London show announced... [18 August 2017]
Reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [10 July 2017]

More reviews have been published, talking about the new album – Darkness Falls Upon The Light...

 

"Think of early U2 when they were still good. This is of that calibre."

Read the whole review on the Pennyblack magazine website.

 

"Is there anything more we can ask for in an album?"

Read the whole review on the Soundsphere magazine website.

 

You can read all our press on our new PRESS page. We're aiming to find all our older press from years passed and we'll be adding that as and when...

First full line-up show since Sept 2015 – a massive sound and a massive success... [31 May 2017]

We played the following set:

Light Comes (intro)

Another Intoxicated Release

Dismissal

Nothing Holy

Wash

A Triumph Of The Heart (see the live video from the night on our videos page)

Where You've Gone

When The Lady Takes The Blame

Ripple

The Real Is Done

Side Of The Road

Diver

Hi friends – hope you're all safe and well out there...

 

We finally did it – well, one of the things on the tick list of 'to dos' over the next few years. We played our headline show at the Carpe Noctum event at the Lending Room in Leeds which was the first show played with a full line-up since 2015 AND it was Harry Hallam's debut show on drums. And he played a stormer!

 

Bassist Martin Valentine made his debut in May at the Liverpool Tattoo Convention show after swiftly taking the position in the band – just a few rehearsals and he'd got it nailed... double rock 'n' roll!

 

The Leeds show was well populated, a fine mix of audience members wearing their 'genre tribe colours' on their sleeve but all together, there were LS fans – or LS fans in the making. A fine reflection of what Luxury Stranger offers and can reach out to – almost any musical 'pigeon hole' can appreciate and get into LS.

A massive thank you to Howard of Carpe Noctum for his ongoing support of Luxury Stranger and also to everyone who attended the show. Our next show as part of our 'getting our feet back into it' tour will be on 15th July at the Chameleon in Nottingham – and support will be coming from our very special guests Deathtrippers (who opened for us in Leeds), who are a fantastic band to see live... imagine the Jesus and Mary Chain with elements of the Soft Moon BUT completely fresh sounding. Come along and see/hear for yourself!

 

As promised, we've started our plans for the future. We've already confirmed three shows as key points to work around for 2018. We're also in talks with one of our old bookers in Europe who is more than happy to help us with a key point to work around on the mainland. Much more work going on behind the scenes and ALL positive stuff...

 

We've released our new T-shirts! And, they were flying out to audience members at the Leeds show – as did copies of the new album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light. We're doing a reorder of some of the T-Shirts to make sure we can keep on top of orders and when we add the T-shirts to the store page. You can also buy the CD version of the new album from our store page, as well as from our Bandcamp page, from Rough Trade (Nottingham), from Norman Records, and from Probe Records (Liverpool). We are getting closer to our target to fund the vinyl release, which will help us get the album into more record shops and out to even more music listeners – watch this space!

 

If you want us to play in your city / town / village, then please let us know – we want to reach everyone with LS' music and we want to make it easier for people to hear our music live. If you know of a good venue which is suitable for our needs then please email info@luxurystranger.net or sixminerva@yahoo.co.uk.

 

"Stay where you are..." SY

We've had some more reviews in, talking about the new album – Darkness Falls Upon The Light...

 

First up comes from Italian magazine Ver Sacrum.

Read it on the Ver Sacrum website.

 

Followed by a fantastic opinion of the album by Sean Palfrey of Intravenous Magazine.

 

Read it on the Intravenous Magazine website.

Reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [31 May 2017]
Interview with Louder Than War Magazine... [29 May 2017]

Simon for the band was interviewed by Sophie Luchinsky from Louder Than War Magazine...

 

Talking about his beginnings in music, his influences, how he started the LS project and watched it change and develop over the years, and also the writing / recording process of the new album, Darkness Falls Upon The Light.

 

You can read the full interview on the Louder Than War website...

First reviews of Darkness Falls Upon The Light... [16 May 2017]
Liverpool show and Darkness Falls Upon The Light in shops... [8 May 2017]
Darkness Falls Upon The Light – for sale in Rough Trade... [29 April 2017]

© 2016 Luxury Stranger All rights reserved.