The Luka State are a rock band from Winsford, Cheshire, in the North West of England, halfway between Manchester and Liverpool.
In 2013, the band released three singles: "Matter of Time," "30 Minute Break," and "Rain;" all three being recorded by Sam Williams, best known for discovering alt-rock band Supergrass. They were picked up by Vulture Hound, which called the group "the epitome of modern Rock-n-roll."
In 2014, Whitmore parted with founding members Ellis and Bell, the latter citing musical differences and leaving room for Jake Barnabas as drummer. This change coincided with a change to a more electronically enhanced sound, described by Clash as "all epic guitars and contagious synth lines".
With an ever-growing international following asking for new material the band headed to Edge Studios to record their debut mini album The Price of Education. The album was self-produced alongside the band’s manager Jim de Whalley, and engineered by Mark Winterburn, who has worked with bands such as Plan B and Nine Black Alps.
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