Lulu and the Lampshades

Lulu and the Lampshades

BandFolkAlternative

We are a London-based band sometimes described as folk-rockers, 3 girls and a boy, we make songs about escapism and cherry coke, and perform with found objects like type-writers, cups, and whisky boxes. We like whisky, we like lampshades, and have dancing ones for live shows. pretty into cycling to

Biography

The seeds of Lulu and The Lampshades were first planted in response to baffled expression. Heloise (vocals, uke, melodica, stamping) and Luisa (vocals, accordian, violin) have been putting their names together for years to form Helouisa - bakers of cakes & makers of stupid t-shirts. Helouisa was also the basis of a pretend band that never performed in real life, but consisted in Luisa playing schizophrenically with Garageband alone in her room. Heloise joined after pretending to be a New Yorker for a while, and then they found Jemma (bass, guitar), a real life musician who was already in a band and knew things about chords and notes. Dan (drums, facial expressions) was found on a sofa, where the band finally bonded over their love of household furniture and their determination to see its appreciation in modern day society. Adding dancing lampshades to the line up seemed like an obvious inevitability, doing their bit for the “Dance like No Ones Watching’ movement.

Lyrics

Feet to the Sky

Written By: Luisa Gerstein

In days made/Only of dusk and dawn you/ Told me my eyes were worn to/ Everything the same the same the same you said/I want to tell everything to you but/These walls won't do there/Is something we must reclaim reclaim reclaim reclaim.

For too long/ Emotional extremities have/ Been unchartered territories and/ I don't want to be tame be tame be tame/ I want to show everything to you but/ This skin won't do there/ is something we must reclaim reclaim reclaim.

So shake me shake me shake me

Shake me from the thing i think make me whole
With made-up rituals replenish this soul
Drink the wine to the bottom of the glass and watch it refill from air
Turn our cheeks to the ground and feet to the sky and take it/ from there.

And we'll collect things/ And build a tower of Totem/ Dream with our eyes open/ Foster a change a change a change

When my breath runs short/ When life it starts to make me bored/ And my gaze it falls behind me and I'll look at moments gone until you shake me, shake me, shake me ...

Shake me from the thing i think make me whole
With made-up rituals replenish this soul
Drink the wine to the bottom of the glass and watch it refill from air
Turn our cheeks to the ground and feet to the sky and take it/ from there.

And in days made/ only of Dusk and Dawn you'll/ Tell me my eyes are worn to/ Everything the same the same the same.

Discography

Releasing feet to the sky/rose-tint on Voga Parochia on the 26th of October.

Set List

A set can be anything up to an hour.
Songs:

escapar/moonlinght
clown/tit/fun-tit
impasse
feet to the sky
elastic limbs
rose-tint
cherry coke
malcolm
the vampire one
cold water
you're gonna miss me
poison ivy
something new
national express