Artist info

Genre

Indie, Metal, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Black Sabbath, Clutch, Rage Against The Machine, Ash Grunwald, The Black Keys, Kyuss, The Tea Party


band members

Luke Marsh - Vocals, Guitar, Cigar-box guitar. Ed Noble - Drums, Vocals.


Website

www.filthylucre.com.au

Bio

Filthy Lucre might play rock'n'roll with an ethos worthy of the Mississippi Delta, but their sound is distinctly Australian. This is desert blues of a very unique kind: where a cigar box guitar makes perfect sense next to the didgeridoo, and where heavy grooves are delivered with a palpable earthiness.

Blues music has always been in the business of challenging power structures, and Filthy Lucre don't shy away from this either, delivering the kind of songwriting with a real edge. Writing lyrics that are delivered with passion, the duo refreshingly compose words that actually mean something.

With only two members, Luke Marsh (guitars/vocals) and Ed Noble (drums/vocals), Filthy Lucre manage to pump out a truly massive sound. Their incendiary live performances are quite something to behold, and yet they manage to recreate this power in their recordings, as with their much anticipated 14 track debut album, Mara, which dropped earlier this year to critical acclaim.

When the pair came together in 2012, their simple aim was to play covers for money, hence the name of the band. But the music chemistry the pair shared soon meant that original material took priority and a dynamic EP resulted. In those first two years they played over a hundred gigs, expanding their sound from traditional blues to stoner rock and big grooves.

Support slots with the likes of Truckfighters,Tex Perkins, Sun of Man, Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca, and The Beards soon followed, and the outfit then travelled to the US to record their debut LP with Sylvia Massy, who's worked with the likes of Prince, Tool, Johnny Cash and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Following a sell out album launch, the South Australians have toured up and down the east coast Australia and Europe, including appearances at Lake on Fire Festival (Austria), Seeknificance Festival (Austria), Free tree festival (Austria) and Sound Violence Festival (Portugal).

The guys are currently working on their second LP between shows back home and abroad, watch this space.

14 track album "Mara" by Filthy Lucre, available NOW in-store and online at iTunes Store, Google Play, Amazon Music, CD Baby, Bandcamp, and via Ozium Records, Sweden.

https://filthylucre.bandcamp.com/album/mara

www.filthylucre.com.au

Following the bands birth in early 2012, Filthy Lucre have charged through the years relentlessly, playing shows across Australia including support spots for internationally renowned acts such as Truckfighters (SWE), Tex Perkins, Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca, Jon Toogood, Mia Dyson, Jackson Firebird, and The Beards.

2015 saw the band travel to the United States in October to record their debut 14-track album in Ashland, Oregon with internationally renowned producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince, Johnny Cash), released on 30th January 2016.

To order or download the album, please visit https://filthylucre.bandcamp.com/album/mara

www.filthylucre.com.au

Enjoy responsibly.

Review

Review by Hadster Hadster

22 May 2016

40

Good use of vocal reverb and nice instrumental change-ups to keep you glued to the headphones/subs; Filthy Lucre have their own distinct sound that may remind you of another band, but they have refined it to become their own.

Good use of vocal reverb and nice instrumental change-ups to keep you glued to the headphones/subs; Filthy Lucre have their own distinct sound that may remind you of another band, but they have refined it to become their own.

Review

Review by Hadster Hadster

22 May 2016

35

Damn good song. Driving Bass/Drum Groove with catchy guitar riffs and easy melody on the vocals to suit.

Damn good song. Driving Bass/Drum Groove with catchy guitar riffs and easy melody on the vocals to suit.

Review

JamesEdge

11 May 2016

40

Riffs for daaaaaays! love this track! Im a sucker for heavy guitar and drum Duos! i just feel the song goes on a bit, just a bit too long for me. Overall fantastic work though

Riffs for daaaaaays! love this track! Im a sucker for heavy guitar and drum Duos! i just feel the song goes on a bit, just a bit too long for me. Overall fantastic work though