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Luke Fraser releases eclectic debut album Moth Eaten Romeo

After spending many years performing in various bands, genre-bending singer songwriter, Luke Fraser, finally found his own, unique voice. Following a devastating break up, Luke embraced the heartache by holing himself up, writing, recording and rewriting, exploring creativity and using it as a cathartic form of escapism.

The result of Luke’s soul searching is his debut album, Moth Eaten Romeo. A raw, diverse voyage through Luke’s psyche, the record captures the full range of emotions we all experience while walking bare foot through the burnt ashes of a broken relationship.

Mastered in LA by the legendary Brian Lucey (Arctic MonkeysElvis CostelloLiam Gallagher), the album leaps elegantly from genre to genre, evoking feelings of familiarity and warmth alongside an otherworldly sense of unease. Drawing on strands of chamber pop and doo wop to rock and jazz, Luke Fraser has produced a style of music that wouldn’t be out of place emanating from a dimly lit bar in David Lynch’ Twin Peaks.

The final single to be released from the record is the adrenalin-fuelled Dead Is Done. The track was written to work as a kind of marriage between old jazz torch songs of artists such as Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, with modern rock of bands such as Arctic Monkeys. The result is a song full of crashing drums, swirling organs and a frank but emotive vocal delivery describing literally being ‘shot down’ by a lover. Dead is Done operates like the gritty opening scene of a noir movie, the point from which Moth Eaten Romeo unfolds.

Luke’s enigmatic style of music has attained support from a range of publications and radio stations including John Kennedy‘s X-Posure on Radio XFrank Skinner’s Absolute Radio show, BBC Introducing KentClout MagazineMystic Sons and many more.

Dead Is Done is taken from the debut album Moth Eaten Romeo both out now.