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"Lookin - 'Will You Be'"

ManchesterMusic faves, Lookin, return with a new bunch of recordings and a newer, tougher sound. The short, but noisily sweet “Maybe Tomorrow” is packed with guitar punches and impeccable, narrowly tuned harmonies. Lookin have always favoured a West Coast sound and this track enjoys such an influence, but alongside its sunny melody, still ruthlessly maintains a furrowed eyebrow with its underlying, workmanlike purity . It’s much the same with the epic sounds of “Time To Change”. Again the lush vocal lines are the focal point, with Christian D-Acuna providing the surefire delivery. “Here We Go Again” offers up a much heavier side to the band. The bass growls and the guitars have a bite that could make the walls of any venue bow out. After a classic climatic rock out, the last, dark grumbles of the song ring out like the back end of a Black Sabbath outing. Which all goes to prove that Lookin can easily and ably execute smart punk rock pop songs and, when they feel like it, all out metallic joyrides. This collection of ripping sounds and anthemic tunefulness points to a band ready for the big, bad outside world of popular rock.
- www.manchestermusic.co.uk


Will You Be (2004)
1. Maybe Tomorrow
2. Time To Change
3. Here We Go Again

On The Edge Of Rock'n'Roll (2004)
1. On The Edge
2. Rock'n'Roll Takes A Break

Dividing Tastes EP (2003)
1. Playing 'Life'
2. Once Again
3. The Avenue


Feeling a bit camera shy


Lookin is a three piece rock outfit hailing from sunny Manchester comprised of Christian D’Acuna (vocals and guitar), Theo Bowers (vocals and bass) and Matt Evans (drums).

In January 2001, Lookin was born and nurtured in Matt’s bedroom. Since then the band has been developing their raw and edgy rock/pop sound with influences such as Muse, Idlewild, Green Day and Rage Against the Machine, thus proving Lookin are true exponents of a sound ideal for today’s rock fans.

“There is something special about the youth and talent of the three members of this band.” manchestermusic.co.uk

The trio developed a solid fan-base in their home town by gigging in Local venues around Cheshire, playing packed out venues to screaming audiences. The band then progressed with powerful live performances and extended their fan-base by playing around the North West in well respected venues such as The Roadhouse in Manchester and The Barfly in Sheffield which gave them a high profile support slot under The Icarus Line. This earned Lookin a place amongst the cream of Manchester’s un-signed bands.

Whilst consistent gigging took place, the band recorded a demo, “The Dividing Tastes EP” and embarked on the Dividing Tastes tour in Autumn 2003. The tour stopped in key cities around the UK including London where they played “Upstairs @ the Garage.” This tour raised awareness of Lookin and they concentrated on writing some new material to be recorded.

Late 2004 saw Lookin record their most recent demo “Will You Be” which contains
three powerful and energetic songs. They stated off 2005 playing a gig at Manchester Academy 3 where Lookin rocked the 300+ crowd. Lookin continued building their profile through playing recognised venues throughout the UK. The months of April and May saw the trio up and down the country stopping at venues such as The Hope and Anchor in Islington and The Rock Garden in Glasgow.

Late May saw Lookin earn some respect from Steve Lamacq as he played the track “Maybe Tomorrow” on his 6 music show. He also plugged Lookin’s gig at Manchester’s Club Fandango @ The Night and Day Café supporting Atlantic’s No Hope in New Jersey.

The trio is fresh back from Aberdeen where they played The Go North Music Industry Convention and rocked to a packed out venue full of screaming fans and the music industry. The response from Go North has been overwhelming and with more high profile gig dates to come, big things are sure to happen to Lookin very soon.