“Wasted feels so bittersweet to me. Bitter in that it draws from the sadness of nostalgia, but also is about finding the courage to walk your own path, no matter your doubts. Clear The Air is about how things are a bit screwed, it’s basically saying we gotta get out of this mess of a society we’ve created for ourselves.”
Lewisburg is a band from North London born out of the solo project of singer-songwriter Ali Robertson. Described as dark-country they are influenced by acts such as Phosphorescent, Eels and The Deep Dark Woods. The band craft mellifluous, nostalgic songs with occasional widescreen sensibilities.
Through Lewisburgs’ previous release ‘Slow Morning / Terminal’ the band received airplay on LA radio station KCRW, BBC6 Music and Amazing Radio and also earned plaudits from several online tastemakers. 4-Piece Lewisburg includes members Ali Robertson (guitar, lead vocals), Julien Baraness (lead guitar), Alessandro Taglione (bass) and Adrien Latge (drums)
The double A-Side was recorded early this year in the band’s own studio in Haringey, North London. They favour a quick, predominantly live way of recording. ‘For us, this is the best way to do it. We work fast, we try to retain the human element in our recordings wherever possible.’ Lewisburg is currently putting the finishing touches to a pending EP which will be released in the autumn.