As we eagerly await his debut solo album ‘Humblebrag’ (released on 22 September via the new independent label Super Fan 99), former Stagecoach man Luke Barham has released the latest single under his Uncle Luc moniker. Out on 8 September, ‘Farewell Monsoon’ is a gently swaying slice of 60s-style folk-pop with a timeless melody that will be swirling around your head from your very first listen. With more contemporary influences shining through too; Midlake, Elliott Smith and perhaps even a bit of Badly Drawn Boy are all brought to mind, especially in the unabashed delivery of the lyrics, this is the perfect song to listen to as we drift into the autumn.
Being a Surrey boy originally, the video finds Luke back in familiar territory as he sings ‘Farewell Monsoon’ amidst the picturesque woodland of Leith Hill in Dorking. With kaleidoscopic effects that complement the sparkling sound perfectly, this is three minutes of gorgeous woozy pop – but all the while there’s just the right amount of sinister lurking underneath.
You can see Uncle Luc at:
Southsea Fest – 20 September
Southsea Fringe – 20 September
The Islington, London – 23 September (album launch show with Nicholas Stevenson and Matt McKee)
Boileroom, Guildford – 15 October (with Laura Viers)