Lucky Soul
Lucky Soul are, for those in the know, the worst kept secret in female-fronted, Spector-soaked pop. Indeed, 2007 turned out to be quite a year for this super stylish London six-piece. Following the release of their sparkling debut album in April, 'The Great Unwanted', they won over thousands of hearts across the world with their lush, love-struck, classic pop songs. The self-released album has so far sold over 40,000 copies in just three countries and went top ten in Japan whilst garnering a fanfare of critical acclaim back home, picking up 4 and 5 star reviews across the board - a testament, not least, to guitarist and songwriter Andrew Laidlawé─˘s ear for a shimmering, irresistible melody. They are now busying themselves with writing and recording their second album and upcoming single for release later this year interjected with giving the aforementioned new material a good road testing at their stunning live performances throughout 2008 from Russia to The Philippines. Hereé─˘s what the press said about Lucky Soulé─˘s debut album é─˛The Great Unwantedé─˘: é─˙An immediate classic.é─¨ (Independent on Sunday 5/5) é─˙Pop at its most glorious and heartbreaking.é─¨ (Metro 5/5 - Album of the Week) é─˙Performs the rare feat of meticulously acknowledging its inspirations while also transcending them.é─¨ (Uncut 4/5) é─˙A glorious, over-romanticised racket.é─¨ (Guardian 4/5) é─˙Lucky us, this isné─˘t a mod-ish crush but a full-blown pop affair.é─¨ (The Word) é─˙Grand, unabashed pop.é─¨ (Pitchfork 8.0) é─˙They take a historyé─˘s worth of love-and-loneliness songs and turn them into their own glimmering, shimmering gold.é─¨ (Popmatters 9/10) é─˙Impossible to dislike.é─¨ (Observer) é─˙A decade on plastic.é─¨ (Plan B) é─˙Excellent.é─¨ (Times 4/5) [LUCKY SOUL PLAY ROOM 2]

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