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Imaginative And Playful, Lucky Idiot Surrenders to Acoustic Arrangements on ‘Low Ceiling’ EP

Returning with a debut body of work, emerging trio Lucky Idiot releases the yielding glow of 'Low Ceiling' EP.

Returning with a debut body of work, emerging trio Lucky Idiot releases the yielding glow of Low Ceiling EP. A lo-fi indie driven project, the new release brings an imaginative and playful warmth to the genre. In an often overproduced and hyper electronic space, Lucky Idiot brings together an unlikely group of artists, Maxwell Byrne (Golden Vessel), Kalem Woo (Rei So La) and Rei Sakakibara (Sweater Curse).

Revisiting the stripped back sounds that shaped their careers, Low Ceiling EP is a quaint and personal collection of compositions from the artists. Upon further listening, the title track serves as a love letter to the band’s sleepy hometown of Brisbane, recalling lazy afternoons and strolls with it’s layered and serene instrumentation. Other standout “Trouble” unravels in balmy grooves, inviting the listener to settle into the track’s delightful melodies.

As Max Bryne remarks, “We started Lucky Idiot on a bit of a whim, just for fun. Because of all the time we had at home this year we took ideas that we’d thrown around over the summer and borrowed a Tascam tape machine and started recording. We wrote Low Ceiling over summer, sort of as a love letter to Brisbane. How the ceiling’s pretty low, there’s not always a lot going on here but it feels good.”

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Mariana Martinez is a music enthusiast and writer based in Los Angeles and Madrid. When she is not DJing as Funky Mar, you can find her front row at any show. She is excited to be a part of the Girl Underground Music team as a contributing blogger.

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