After a succession of plaudits for his two independently released EPs as well as a string of triumphant festival performances including The Great Escape, Latitude, Cambridge FolkFestival, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness, Luke Sital-Singh is poised to introduce himself to his widest audience yet with his first release for Parlophone, the 'Tornados' EP, onNovember 3rd.
Produced by Iain Archer (Jake Bugg), the 'Tornados' EP demonstrates Luke Sital-Singh'scaptivating talents within a richer full-band production - a compelling combination of immersive, acutely-crafted songwriting combined with a vocal delivery that trembles with emotional resonance. Opening track 'Nothing Stays the Same' perfectly encapsulates these traits as it progresses from its stripped-back introduction into rich flourishes of instrumentation as his impassioned voice cracks with vulnerability.
Elsewhere, 'Nearly Morning' is far more intimate as choral vocal harmonies swell to the fore; the tender love song 'Tornado Town' lives up to his troubadour billing; and 'How ToLose Your Life' gradually escalates towards its rousing conclusion.
Born in New Malden, 25-year-old Luke Sital-Singh cites Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young andJosh Ritter as influences. His first two EPs 'Fail For You' and 'Old Flint' announced him as a major new talent and were followed by early support from Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM. Lukehas toured solidly as support to The Staves, Martha Wainwright, Kodaline and Villagers, and also played a sold-out series of headline shows across London.
Luke will follow the release of the EP with a UK headline tour that includes a London date at the Tabernacle:
Nov 1st - Manchester, Deaf Institute
Nov 2nd - Glasgow, King Tuts
Nov 3rd - Leeds, Belgrave Hall
Nov 5th - London, Tabernacle
Nov 6th - Brighton, Ballroom
Nov 7th - Birmingham, Glee Club
Nov 9th - Bristol, Thekla