Founded on a mutual love of shoegaze and the guitar-based attack of 90s alternative rock bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Hum and My Bloody Valentine, London-based noise-pop band Lull formed in 2014 and features vocalist/guitarist Jon Billinge, guitarist Toby Dutton, bassist Simon Hann and drummer Filipe Fernandes. Their sound is characterized by crystalline leads, that weave in and out of distortion, to create ethereal, melody-driven pop songs. After recording several tracks with Daniel Lovegrove of IDRchitecture and Yndi Halda, the group struck a deal with Brooklyn's PaperCup Music to release their self-titled, debut EP in 2015, which was met with some critical acclaim from the likes of the NME, DIY and Stereogum.
Nouvelle, was recorded at Bear Bites Horse studio and The Premises, in London, by Wayne Adams and Neil Tollitt, between summer 2015 and spring 2016. Nouvelle by name and by nature, the forthcoming release sees the band taking a heavier approach to their sound that blurs the lines between shoegaze, rock and chamber pop. Restrained passages evoke the stalking dread of early Cocteau Twins records, while more nuanced vocal lines call to mind the haunting falsetto of Billy Corgan and Jeff Buckley
Sea Change is the third EP from Lull, following 2016’s Nouvelle and the band’s eponymous debut. It presents a darker, heavier sound than the group’s previous releases and explores the fragility of the self in an always-on world. Engineered and mixed by Tim Cedar of renowned rock band Part Chimp at Hackney Road Studios in January 2017, the EP dives deeper into the heart of the band’s sound, where hazy swells and emotive vocals spin under waves of noise. In a departure from the band’s usual recording style, everything on the record except vocals and a handful of overdubs was recorded live in pursuit of a rawer sound that aims to capture the intensity of the band’s live shows.
“Equal parts My Bloody Valentine and Smashing Pumpkins” - NME
“Deep pools of brilliant noise” – Stereogum
“…a heartbreaking explosion, like the demolition of a skyline-stealing skyscraper that was stinking out the city.” – DIY