28th September | Exchange

With three gloriously dusky and dreamy records under their belt, Hardly-Art-signed surf-rockers, La Luz make their Bristol debut this week and it’s sure to be a treat. Floating Features, their most recent offering released in May this year, is a beautifully warped, hazy trip of nonchalant guitars, oscillating melodies, and honeyed harmonies. Their sonic repertoire evokes an overarching woozy, sunset-tinged nostalgia, with each of their records offering varying fluctuations of their sound.

The L.A.-based four-piece’s impressive 2013 debut It’s Alive introduced the world to La Luz’s particular blend of doo-wop harmonies and swaggering psychedelia that channels an eerie undercurrent of foreboding. Follow-up, Weirdo Shrine saw them evolve from the DIY immediacy of their debut, which was recorded in the back of a friend’s trailer, to working with Ty Segall on production, and they took a good deal of inspiration for this record from Charles Burns’ cult graphic novel Black Hole – which if you’re in any way familiar with will give you a sense of the charmingly distorted atmosphere they conjure up.

And as if catching La Luz isn’t enough, Brighton-via-London indie faves, Peggy Sue join the line-up, making a hugely welcome return with a new record in the pipeline for early next year. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket for this sold-out affair, then see you down the front, and if you’re not – well good luck trying to get one.

See the video for ‘Cicada’ here: