Luckless

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Alternative Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter Indie
Luckless - Singer/Songwriter Alternative Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter Indie Live Act in Berlin

Luckless Short Info

As the wind across the harbor rears within moments from a soft caress to a brutal howl, so too does the music of Luckless, the ever-evolving musical project spearheaded by songwriter Ivy Rossiter. Originally from New Zealand, Luckless has been touring solo throughout the UK and Europe for most of 2015, and has found a new home in Berlin.

Luckless’s sound is as elusive as smoke but as enveloping as smog. Definitions hover slightly out of reach while layers of guitar-wail and drum-thunder echo around the edges. Luckless draws inspiration from 90’s heroes PJ Harvey, Mark Lanegan and Sparklehorse, while reaching out to contemporary touchstones The Kills and Warpaint; the music is poised somewhere between the ethereal haze of indie folk and the propulsive drive of alt-rock. Not since Fur Patrol’s Julia Deans has New Zealand had as compelling a frontwoman; a guitar slinging, caterwauling explosion as capable of entrancing as eviscerating an audience.

2014’s sophomore album “Vindication Blues” builds on their 2012 self-titled debut, with a record of great emotional breadth and musical scope. Two years of touring throughout New Zealand honed Rossiter’s songs to be brought to fruition at the Sitting Room in Lyttelton, with the aid of co-producer and engineer Ben Edwards.

Over the past six months, Luckless has completed two 6-week, 30+ date tours of the UK and Europe, have been chosen to play at Liverpool Sound City, Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival and Manchester’s A Carefully Planned Festival, and have had my most recent album ‘Vindication Blues’ released on vinyl by Beautiful Strange records in London. Founded in 2010 in Auckland as a solo project, the Luckless line-up ebbs and swells as the tide does. Recently Rossiter has played alongside Luckless’s returning drummer Logan Compain (Carthaginian, Bond St Bridge), with helping hands lent from Rob Collins on bass (Dictaphone Blues, Heavy Jones Trio) and Ben Eldridge also on guitar (Warlords Of Atlantis, Heavy Jones Trio), but also tours an enchanting and ethereal solo show.

As the wind across the harbor rears within moments from a soft caress to a brutal howl, so too does the music of Luckless, the ever-evolving musical project spearheaded by songwriter Ivy Rossiter. Originally from New Zealand, Luckless has been touring solo throughout the UK and Europe for most of 2015, and has found a new home in Berlin.

Luckless’s sound is as elusive as smoke but as enveloping as smog. Definitions hover slightly out of reach while layers of guitar-wail and drum-thunder echo around the edges. Luckless draws inspiration from 90’s heroes PJ Harvey, Mark Lanegan and Sparklehorse, while reaching out to contemporary touchst...

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Past Gigs Luckless

  • 05 | 2015 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City
  • 05 | 2015 London Hannah In The Wars Album Release, Sebright Arms
  • 05 | 2015 Dunedin Hannah In The Wars Tour, Dunedin
  • 04 | 2015 Invercargill Hannah In The Wars Tour, Invercargill
  • 04 | 2015 Wanaka Hannah In The Wars Tour, Wanaka
  • 04 | 2015 Lyttelton Hannah In The Wars Tour, Christchurch
  • 04 | 2015 Nelson Hannah In The Wars Tour, Nelson
  • 04 | 2015 Picton Hannah In The Wars Tour, Picton
  • 04 | 2015 Wellington Hannah In The Wars Tour, Wellington
  • 04 | 2015 Rotorua Hannah In The Wars Tour, Rotorua
  • 04 | 2015 Auckland Hannah In The Wars Tour, Akl
  • 02 | 2015 Dunedin New Edinborough Folk Club
  • 02 | 2015 Christchurch The Darkroom with Freddy Fudd Pucker
  • 01 | 2015 New Plymouth Festival Of Lights

Discography Luckless

  • 2014 Vindication Blues Album | Touch Piece Records
  • 2012 Luckless Album | Touch Piece Records
  • 2010 4 Track EP EP | Touch Piece Records

Media

  • Video Luckless - 'When You Asked ...
  • Video Luckless: Live at Chambers ...
  • Sound Road Retreats
  • Sound Telephone Song

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Ivy Rossiter singer / guitarist / neurotic

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