There is hell and leather in their music as all good rock and roll should be, but ‘The Luka State’ is an intriguing mix between polite nice boys with a wild ‘screw you’ rock attitude. ‘A Taste of Things to Come’ includes the track ‘Bury Me’ which is a sexy anthem to finally reaching physical contact with the object of your long-held desire. Lead singer Conrad Ellis reminds me of a young Liam Gallagher in both looks and attitude although perhaps prettier. This EP has just the right tone of rock and roll from the grassroots up. This is rock and roll made by the people for the people. This is music that’s gritty and down to earth.
‘A Taste of Things to Come’ shows ‘The Luka State’ following a well-worn path of honest rock and roll with a working-class voice. This is a legacy that they have inherited from the best of the working class rock bands before them: The Stereophonics, Oasis, Supergrass, The Manic Street Preachers and even The Killers. The trick of channelling these deep-rooted cultural influences is to soak up this music in your sub-conscious. Then as you are growing up, you absorb all those different rock gems. Then the band flip all these influences on their heads and create their own sound and style that comes from the regeneration of that diverse and rich sound background. ‘The Luka State’ successfully achieve the right balance of this as I can hear the influences, but ‘The Luka State’s’ voice is a loud and original one. There are four tracks on this EP: ‘Girl,’ ‘Kick in The Teeth’, ‘Bury Me’ and ‘What’s my problem.’