Earlier this month, we had the privilege of heading down to London Bridge for NME’s special Under The Radar show. Heading up the bill at the intimate Omeara was UK hip-hop act The Age of L.U.N.A.
The West London four-piece is made up of vocalist and saxophonist, Daniella-Louise Thomas, rappers Kyote Noir and Butch Arkas, and producer NK-OK. Arriving fresh off the back of their Wireless performance, they kept energy levels high as they arrived onstage to the renowned Geto Boys hook "Yes Yes Y'all’.
Opening with their latest single 'Body & Soul', the performance was a showcase in modern soulful hip-hop. Add in a healthy dose of youthful spirit and British swagger and you’re almost there. Their sound is a delectable combination of 90s East Coast rap (think Black Star) and Ravyn Lenae vocals, all over a Dilla beat. Let's just say that's a set-up we're more than happy to shout about.
The group glided through their catalogue with stand-out tracks including ‘Blow Me Away’, ‘Indigo’ and of course closing number 'Six feet deep'. We were also treated to their unreleased single and it’s safe to say there’s plenty more tight production and lyrical magic on the horizon.
As they’ve stated before, their influences vary widely across the different group-members. It’s a trait that works in their favour as their music is littered with flecks of all sorts, from jazz to neo-soul. We’re looking forward to seeing them ride the same wave that made similar sounding UK acts like Hawk House and Loyle Carner hit the big time.