The Luka State continue to take steps forward on ‘What’s My Problem’


Cheshire four-piece The Luka State release their new single ‘What’s My Problem’ via Saltown Records/Project Music.

The Luka State are Conrad Ellis (voice, guitar), Sam Bell (bass, voice), Jake Barnabas (drums) and Lewis Pusey (guitars) and they hail from Winsford.

New single ‘What’s My Problem’ is a bold step forward in songwriting that hints at the confidence and intricacies awaiting on their yet to be unleashed debut LP.

Listen to ‘What’s My Problem’ by The Luka State on the Official Fantasy Premier League Playlist on Spotify.

Speaking of the single, singer Conrad said, “It’s about people that think that they need other people or objects or material things or love in their life to make them happy, when in fact people need to be happy within themselves before they find true happiness elsewhere, this song’s kind of a warning and message to learn to love yourself.”

‘What’s My Problem’ like their previous release, ‘Kick In The Teeth’ was recorded at The Pool, Bermondsey (Oasis, Bloc Party, Nick Cave), produced by Northern up-and-comer Jamie Evans and mixed by Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, U2).


An instantly hooky and boldly commercial release, ‘What’s My Problem’ channels mainstream attitude but still retains a defiant indie swagger. The area The Luka State grew up is a heavy influence for their lyrics, with Conrad further states, “Our town breeds boredom and despair”.

Nevertheless, the band transform that into a working class vigour in the music they write, with nods to the early work of The Clash, Manic Street Preachers and The Jam. The Luka State’s foundation lies at a youth club where Conrad and Sam first met at the age of twelve, which now serves as their rehearsal space.

It also provided them with a venue to showcase their recent short film, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’.

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