“Enter Denver's The Lumineers, a band poised for big things.” Sputnik Music
Just one listen to the first single from Grammy nominees The Lumineers self titled album, Ho Hey will have you whistling it all summer long. If you have not heard it over the radio yet, check out what 8million people can’t help but be excited about here. It’s set to be the soundtrack to many a beach holidays, road trips and long summer nights. This will be their very first visit to our shores and we can’t wait to see their contagious amalgamation of heart-swelling stomp-and-clap acoustic rock, classic pop, and front-porch folk live.
Things have been moving fast for The Lumineers if their recent successes are anything to go by; a couple of sold out tours across the US, appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno & Conan O'Brien and huge Microsoft Bing commercial sync. All of which have propelled the band into the mainstream and its only early stages.
“Bringing fiddle scratching, marching-band snare rolls, parlor-room piano chords, and Kingston Trio guitar strumming to an album that’s long on nostalgic reverie.” -Rolling Stone
“The Lumineers’ debut record is instantly gratifying.” - Paste Magazine
Young, old and in-between, their début self titled album (distributed through Inertia) is getting a lot of attention across the board with their Americana-inflected barnburners in the vein of the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons and their slow, sultry ballads that suggest the raw revelations of Jeff Buckley and Ryan Adams. Once drawn in, it’s the live experience that has won the hearts of fans throughout the States and we can’t wait to get a taste.
The roots revival of the last few years has primed listeners for a new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve music. The Lumineers walk that line with an unerring gift for timeless melodies and soul-stirring lyrics. Born out of sorrow, powered by passion, ripened by hard work, The Lumineers have found their sound and we couldn’t more excited to whistle long into the night this Bluesfest.