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ARTIST
TITLE
The Exile and the Sea
FORMAT
CD

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HSR 002CD HSR 002CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/12/2013

The Lucky Strikes formed in 2006 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The Exile and the Sea is their fourth album release and explores the folk tales and oral traditions, both historical and in the more recent past, of their hometown. Songs explore the burning down of Southend pier to tales of shady characters who used to drink in their local pub. The band has formerly garnered praise from national and international press including Q Magazine who referred to them as "The Waterboys on trucker pills" and the Irish Times who described their music as "muscular Americana and rustic if somewhat wired folk." The Lucky Strikes receive regular national radio plays on BBC 6 Music (Chris Hawkins and Gideon Coe). The group's previous music has been featured on a variety of major TV shows including Life, Would I Lie to You? and Harbour Lights. The album is being released on new label Harbour Song Records, which is based on the Thames Delta in Essex.