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LEWSBERG

Hyde Park Book Club

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Monday 22.11.2021

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Ticket price including booking fee of £1.00 (each): £8.00
Tickets are limited to 8 per customer.

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Doors 7:30pm // 14+ With Adult or 16+

The metallic, atonal guitar strum on opening song Left Turn leaves no room for discussion. This is Lewsberg at work. The unnerving sound of a revving car, handbrake on, suddenly coming to an abrupt and silent halt. Is the title of this opener a warning for the listener for the rest of the set, as if we're going down Frost's "path less followed"? Or is it just a description of this lonesome character's unexpected behaviour in this particular song?

Lewsberg's latest offering seeps into your consciousness in a different way to their debut, though their tendency towards existentialism and black humour is present throughout. Harsher in sound, but more humane in spirit, the running order feels looser and less poised. In This House refuses to let the listener settle for a single moment, making it impossible to chart a course through the album's meandering ten songs.

Cold Light of Day and Through the Garden are copybook Lewsberg. Boiling, repetitive rock songs, provocative and enchanting in their minimalism. Whilst At Lunch, seemingly innocent and carefree at the start, conjures a looming sense of doubt by its conclusion.

In this house we make mistakes

In this house we never give up

These lines from closing song Standard Procedures could be the adage of the band. Not like some sort of peptalk or an expression of winner's mentality, but as an homage to the beauty and comfort you can find in an endless muddling through.

 

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Hyde Park Book Club

27-29 Headingley Ln, Leeds LS6 1BL

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