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Close Your Eyes And It's Summer

Middlesbrough four-piece The Lulas exude sunny vibes and they’re bringing their exuberant funk-dunked pop to Westgarth Social Club this November.

Released earlier this year The Lulas’ superb single ‘Think You’re Cool’ was a three-minute blast of everything that is good about them. It’s one of those, sod-you-I’m-ploughing-my-own-furrow type of affairs, and is bursting with fruity pop hooks and defiant lyrical concerns (“I didn’t dress up and I didn’t dress down, I’m wearing what I wear for a real good time”). It also has a swagger about it that is certain to leave you with a big daft smile splashed right across your chops. The band also know how to bring the funk, and they are not afraid to add a hot dollop of reggae to their mix (‘Pink Socks’). They didn’t start gigging until 2019 (a Battle of the Bands competition – which they won) but since then they have been selected to perform at Songs from Northern Britain – a showcase event hosted by Vic Galloway of BBC Radio 6. The band say: “We are super passionate about music, which comes across in our songwriting… We believe that spreading our joyful, vibrant music connects with audience across the globe as we speak about subjects that everybody can relate to.” I can get behind that. GM

The Lulas + support, Saturday 27 November, Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough, 7pm, £7.