Who Is Eighteen Nightmares At The Lux? (And Should You Care? Answer: Duh.)
Formed in London in 2011, Eighteen Nightmares At The Lux have steadily carved out a niche sound for themselves by trading in Kraut-rock and psychedelic influences for a sound that encapsulates elements of horrorcore a ’la early Cramps, psychobilly and the frenetic garage punk of 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster.
ENATL’s latest EP ‘Mouth To Mouth’ perfectly showcased the band’s unique style, with a fucked-up marriage of dramatic vocals, guitars that balance between deranged surf-punk and sinister garage riffs, and a rhythm section as unpredictable as the band’s influences. Now, ENATL will release their next single, Asphyxia, on Dissention, and the next phase begins to unravel, as they've made a video for the single that will blow you away. Clearly, we made the right decision to bring ENATL into the DR family.
Completely disregarding safer retro influences and gravitating towards more obscure sounds, Eighteen Nightmares At The Lux have found themselves pioneering the next wave of UK-based acts trading substance over style. It’s no surprise then that already in their career they frequently share stages with fellow envelope-pushers like Nicole Saboune, Bad For Lazarus, God Damn, Ashestoangels, LOOM and classic Liverpudian Art Punk band Deaf School.
Asphyxia will be out on August 17th.