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PRAISE FOR SCULPTOR (2018):

"Quietly devastating....when Luluc really want your attention they don’t shout, they whisper. The strongest and most assured record of their career. The songs dig deep emotionally – but critically their aesthetics are well-balanced, the voice and instruments perfectly calibrated. While its predecessors had a tendency for introspection, Sculptor is wide open."- Uncut Magazine Album of the Month

“Luluc’s characteristically intricate songwriting shines on Sculptor. 8/10” - The Line Of Best Fit

“I really like that Luluc line about politicians wanting to be rock-stars" - Iggy Pop, BBC6

"I can't stop listening...I've waited for years for this record" - Bob Boilen, NPR

"Sculptor yields centre-stage to Randell’s haiku-like celebrations of human spirit and suburban transcendence. ✩✩✩✩” - Mojo

“Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett are back with an album that complicates their modest aesthetic. The lyrical wrestling and sonic exploration nearly betrays their earliest work yet elevates their catalog—already so celebrated—to another level... Sculptor is an album that feels important. 8/10” - Under the Radar

“Sculptor is a small gift coming at the right time.” - PopMatters

"Luluc have gone to lift their poetic, comforting songs to even greater heights." - The Age Album of the Week

“You might listen to it and think of Cowboy Junkies; you might also think of the short stories of John Cheever, for this is suburban sadness recast as beauty.”

✩✩✩✩ - The Guardian

✩✩✩✩ - Q Magazine ✩✩✩✩ - Rolling Stone Germany

Album of the Week: Triple R, Double J, RTR, 2SER, Radio Eins (Germany)

& BBC6 and BBC2 radio play.

Sculptor was written, recorded and produced by Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett

Sculptor features contributions from J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Aaron Dessner (The National), Jim White (Dirty Three), Matt Eccles (Weyes Blood, Connan Mockasin) and Dave Nelson (The National, Beirut)

Previous international tours with The National, Jose Gonzalez, Father John Misty, Lucinda Williams, Dinosaur Jr and J Mascis

Headline performance at New York’s Lincoln Center in March 2016 for the American Songbook Series

Syncs on Criminal Minds (CBS), Parenthood (NBC) and Grey’s Anatomy (ABC). 

Invited by legendary UK producer Joe Boyd to perform in Nick Drake Tribute Concerts at Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Hall

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PRAISE FOR PASSERBY (2014):

"I've played Passerby on repeat, for months it was the only album I wanted to listen to." – Matt Berninger (The National)

"Zoe's lyrics are remarkable...she and Steve make musical magic. She has that kind of voice that, when it’s wrapped around the right words, can make you cry. It did me." – Lucinda Williams

"Gorgeous and refined...timeless" – Rolling Stone (USA)

"Luxuriant vocals...emotionally compelling...4/5" – MOJO (UK)

"This year's most addictive record to date...5/5" – Bust (USA)

“9/10” - Uncut Magazine

"Deliberate impeccability" – NPR (USA) "Gloriously entrancing" – Clash (UK)

Passerby Album of the week: Double J, ABC Radio National, 3RRR, 2SER Sydney, RTR Perth

Passerby debuted at Number 1 on the CMJ Most Added charts and peaked at Number 8 on the CMJ Top 200

NPR’s Bob Boilen called Passerby his favourite album of the year on All Songs Considered’s Year End Round-Up

Included on NPR Music’s 50 Favourite Albums of 2014 (Passerby) and Favourite Songs of 2014 with (“Small Window”) 

No Depression magazine re-launched online with a feature piece about Luluc by founder Peter Blackstock, where he
called Passerby “the most beautiful record I’ll hear in the next 10 years.” 

PRAISE FOR DEAR HAMLYN :

“Irresistible…simple timeless charms - 8/10” - Uncut (UK)

“Melodies that sound instantly, ineffably familiar - 4/5” MOJO (UK)

“The best album I’ve heard in 10 years” - Peter Blackstock (Co-founder of No Depression magazine)

“Dear Hamlyn introduces her plainspoken but deeply poetic lyrical style as well as Hassett’s soft touch as an arranger, harmonist, and lead guitarist - 4/5” All Music

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Contact:   Publicity (worldwide ex. Aus/NZ): press@subpop.com   /   Publicity (Aus/NZ): sophie@mistletone.net