Luckless are a self-described melancholic indie-rock duo, consisting of drummer Will Wood and guitarist and vocalist Ivy Rossiter. Drawing on influences as diverse as Portishead, PJ Harvey and Sparklehorse, the duo’s fiery combination of drums and distortion ebbs and swells with each carefully crafted song. Luckless sounds like an engine run on the thick oil of a kick drum in an empty hall, a wail of overdriven guitar and the howl of a thousand heartbreaks. Rossiter’s vocals trickle over walls of drums and guitar, yelping and sighing at turns.
Bond Street Bridge is the solo project of Sam Prebble, using loop pedals and tape echoes to build up layers of guitar, violin, beats and vocals to produce a hypnotic, compelling and original sound. Evocative lyrics and sonically lush instrumental arrangements make an eclectic live show which has secured Bond Street Bridge invitations to support New York art-pop duo The Books and the LA country-noir of the Willard Grant Conspiracy.