Photography by Sam Kennedy

Tavie Carey
Tavie Carey

I am a Journalism student based on the north coast of Cornwall. Having grown up a stones throw from Boardmasters , I have always been immersed in live music. When I’m not listening to my embarrassingly vast vinyl collection you’ll probably find me surfing at my local.

LUMER share unapologetic new single ‘English Dream’

With a debut album released just ahead of a foreseeable global pandemic, right from the get-go, LUMER set the president as a band that would break the rules. Their newest single, ‘English Dream’, is no exception to this image.

An unapologetic social commentary sees lead singer Alex Evans navigate his bitter relationship with Britain’s broken social and political scene among an outburst of instrumental layers. 

We press play and It begins, with a deliberately strong base riff performed by Ben Morrod accompanied by Drummer William Evans’ subtle background beat which keeps tempo throughout. 

Soon after, A. Evans begins to chant cynical lyrics and we are both immersed in and feeling his frustrations. Lines such as “they want something” are sometimes repeated and sometimes almost impossible to hear beneath the tapestry of instruments. The way Guitarist, Ben Jackson plays has a cynical twang, it adds real wrath and anger to the single, feeling somewhat like the collation of screams and shouts from the people of England who share LUMER‘English dream’

You only have to listen to the lyrics to know, this is one of those anthems that will stick around, not only opening doors for LUMER but opening the eyes of the listener. 

‘English Dream’ – It’s reckless, It’s chaotic and it deserves to be played at top volume.

Listen to ‘English Dream’ here: