THE LUKA STATE
The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
The Luka State are Cheshire cats, Conrad Ellis (voice, guitar), Sam Bell (bass, voice), Jake Barnabas (drums) and Lewis Pusey (guitar). Their hometown is famous for salt mining, and not much else. Yet being halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, every kid in the town wants to be a footballer or pop star the minute they can kick a ball or play a guitar.