NEWS : MON, FEB 4, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Sub Pop Will Reissue Luluc’s debut album ‘Dear Hamlyn’ on Vinyl and Digital (out Friday, March 8th)

It’s the first time Dear Hamlyn will be available outside of Australasia. The band’s UK, European, and Ireland tour dates for 2019 begin tomorrow in London.

On March 8th, Luluc’s Dear Hamlyn, the duo’s debut album, will be available for the first time worldwide (outside of Australasia) on vinyl and through all DSPs from Sub Pop. This gives fans the first opportunity to discover the minimalist folk sound from which the band grew. A long player in the tradition of Nick Drake, you can see (above) the Lucy Dyson animated video for “The Wealthiest Queen”.

Luluc released Dear Hamlyn in Australia in 2008. After her father passed away, Zoe Randell reevaluated her life and came to the conclusion that it was time to focus her energy on music. What resulted was a starkly simple yet dramatically moving work which slowly but surely began to make waves in Australia and beyond. Early advocates and tours with artists like Lucinda Williams, Fleet Foxes, and José Gonzàlez got the band on their way to cult acclaim.
 
Dear Hamlyn, over the following years, became cherished by fans who had discovered it upon independent release, some of whom were more marquee names in music: like The National and Aaron Dessner (who would go on to produce Passerby and appear on Sculptor, the bands subsequent albums), Nick Drake producer Joe Boyd and No Depression co-founder Peter Blackstock. “The most beautiful record I have heard in 10 years,” wrote Blackstock, who then put the band in contact with Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman. Poneman was immediately won over. He arranged a meeting, and signed Luluc.

 

Dear Hamlyn is now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on pearlescent vinyl (while supplies last).

Dear Hamlyn
Tracklisting

1. I Found You
2. Little Suitcase
3. The Wealthiest Queen
4. Black Umbrella
5. Body on the Water
6. Warm One
7. Gillian
8. One Day Soon
9. Abigail & the Whale (The
Blue Queen of the Deep)
10. A Whisper
11. My Midnight Special


Luluc Tour Dates

Luluc has scheduled a series of UK, European, and Ireland shows in support of Dear Hamlyn and Sculptor that begin tomorrow, February 5th in London at the Lexington and end February 14th in Dublin at Grand Social. 
 
Feb. 05  - London, UK - Lexington
Feb. 06 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Feb. 08 Leffinge, BE - Cafe De Zwerver
Feb. 09 - Köln, DE - Die Wohngemeinschaft
Feb. 10 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK -Gullivers
Feb. 13 - Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
Feb. 14 - Dublin, IE - Grand Social


[Photo Credit: C
harlotte Demezamat]

Luluc recently shared a new video for “Sculptor,” the title track from their latest album. Directed by Emmy Award winner Katie Mitchell using archival footage, some of which was sourced from NASA. “The clip touches on themes of mortality, memory and our place in the universe”, says Mitchell. And Randell offers this on the collaboration, “We’re in awe of Katie Mitchell as a director and artist. The video she has made for the song “Sculptor” is deep and stunning. As a writer, there is no greater thrill than someone understanding and articulating your work visually like you are of one mind.”