Zombies, nipple tassels and pots and pans are listed amongst instruments used by Lulu & The Lampshades on their MySpace page. So, quirky would be one way of describing Luisa Gerstein and her band. Effortlessly charming would perhaps be another description for them.
Currently in London, gigging and promoting their debut single, The Lampshades aren’t the loudest, most psychedelic, most experimental or hyperactive band around, but who would honestly cares whilst listening to their songs?
‘Feet To The Sky’ is a song of two alternating parts. One half littered with plucked guitar strings intertwining with the vocals, the other with lyrics that flow with the ease of water into a tune that you inevitably sink into. In other words, it’s highly likeable.
As for the b-side, the sound is the same. With a slight hint of calypso, ‘Rose Tint’ is an aptly titled track that acts as a good addition to the main single, even though there is no real contrast in sound between the two.
As a whole, ‘Feet To The Sky’ is but a mere taste of what I’m sure Lulu & The Lampshades to offer.