Luluc open up their suitcase

Luluc - 'Little Suitcase'

Melbourne folk duo Luluc (pronounced Lou-Luke) might be a new name to many but they come packing an impeccable resume. Singer Zoe Randell is perhaps best known for her magical vocal accompaniment to Paddy Mann in the much loved Grand Salvo, while Steve "Harmony" Hassett is the bass player in mythical alt-indie-country dudes Wagons. The duo are about to release their debut Dear Hamlyn in a couple of weeks. Fans of Gillian Welch, Iron and Wine, M Ward, Bon Iver et al take note.The duo also had some help on the record from ex-Sodastream double-bassist Pete Cohen. So if you thought the resulting combo might be a considered mixture of tasteful songcraft, haunting melodies, ghostly slide and brushed acoustic guitar you'd be bang on.

Though a "new" concern Luluc already have a launch tour lined up at some of the bigger venues up the East Coast, which reflects on the kind of company they've kept over their supposed nine years of back story to the record. Which, curiously, was written and recorded in the same ancient house that Helen Garner wrote her feted debut novel 'Monkey Grip'. Tell that to your Mum and smoke it.

First single 'Little Suitcase' is currently a free download on the band's website and Dear Hamlyn is out July 29 through Shock.

Luluc - Album Launch Tour

Friday 8 August - Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 13 August - The Vanguard, Sydney NSW
Saturday 23 August - Globe Theatre, Brisbane QLD
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