Yesterday (29 July 2021) saw the latest release from Lottery Winners called “Sunshine”. The track is released via Modern Sky UK, and is taken from the band’s upcoming second album, Something To Leave The House For
The days of summer are long and carefree and always red hot in the world of indie pop fizzbomb four-piece,Lottery Winners and as the holiday season truly kicks in, the third single to emerge from the band’s upcoming, second arrives as an unmissable, blue sky soundtrack to life, love and lazy, hazy summer days outdoors.
Having already firmly established themselves with their first single releases to be lifted from their new album; Times Are Changing, and the brilliant ‘food fight’ video-accompanied of the track, Favourite Flavour, the band shakes up their sound once again with band bassist, Katie Lloyd taking centre stage as lead vocals on this new track. With a heavy flow of waterfall guitars and her own, effortlessly funky basslines generating a wall of shimmering sound, Sunshine is a song for lovers, for best friends and for family who light up your life.
Lloyd reflects on the single by saying: “This song reminds me of the songs I grew up with. It’s got that nostalgic 2000’s pop sensibility, it sounds like bright colours and bubbles. It’s also my debut Lottery Winners single on lead vocals, so I really need it to go down well to shut Thom up once and for all!”
News that Lottery Winners have a mammoth, 14-track album ready to go came as no surprise to fans who had observed the band’s relentless hard work when the band announced its arrival back in May. The time in between has seen the band return to the place they feel most at home, the stage, with a celebratory reunion with their audience happening at Manchester Academy the moment it was safe to do so.
To be released on Fri 24 September 2021, Something To Leave The House For follows on from their 2020, self-titled UK Album Chart Top 30 debut, landing just prior to the UK’s first lockdown. The year that followed kick-started a remarkable, against-the-odds period of creativity, including the release of the emotive An Open Letter To Creatives and the band’s sensational, viral collaboration with Nickelback with the Rock Star Sea Shanty.
A growing list of UK Tour Dates for 2021 includes their celebratory ‘homecoming’ night at Manchester’s O2 Ritz and more big field festival appearances including Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival. Lottery Winners are also set to warm-up the Welsh capital this summer, supporting Kaiser Chiefs at Cardiff Castle. Details of their full tour dates can be found below;
• Fri 6 Aug Lincolnshire, Beyond The Woods Festival• Fri 13 Aug The Boof Festival• Sat 14 Aug Cardiff Castle (supporting Kaiser Chiefs) • Sun 22 Aug Devon, Beautiful Days Festival• Sat 28 Aug Portsmouth, Victorious Festival• Sun 29 Aug Bolton, Food and Drink Festival
• Wed 1 SepBrighton, The Prince Albert• Thu 2 SepSouthampton, Joiners• Fri 3 SepBirmingham, Castle and Falcon• Sat 4 SepLancashire, Highest Point Festival• Sun 5 Sep Nottingham, Bodega• Tue 7 SepBristol, Thekla• Wed 8 SepLeeds, Key Club• Thu 9 Sep Blackpool, Bootleg Social• Fri 10 SepWigan, The Boulevard• Sat 11 SepStoke, Sugarmill• Fri 17 Sep Manchester, Food and Drink Festival• Sat 18 Sep London, The Roundhouse (supporting Frank Turner)• Wed 22 SepMilton Keynes, Crauford Arms• Thu 23 SepLondon, Oslo• Sat 25 Sep O2 Ritz, Manchester• Thu 30 Sep Sheffield, The Leadmill
• Sat 2 Oct Liverpool, Sound City • Sat 9 Oct Stockton-on-Tees, NE Volume• Fri 22 Oct Macclesfield, Suburban Hymns Festival (main stage)• Sat 23 Oct Newcastle, Hit the North Festival (main stage)
• Sat 11 Dec Birmingham, Sonic Wave Festival (main stage)
Remaining tickets for all dates and more live opportunities to be announced via the band’s website at www.thelotterywinners.co.ukand their social media channels.
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Words by The Songbird HQ