We’re nothing if not suckers for anything that sounds even a little like The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. Not only do Eighteen Nightmares at the Lux have a similarly ludicrously overlong band name, but they also have that same swathy mix of Cramps-esque creepshow rockabilly darkness that made EMBLD such a long-term Thrash Hits-favourite. It was just what we were looking for as a pick for If You Buy One Thing This Week.
Eighteen Nightmares at the Lux
Hailing from London, England, Eighteen Nightmares At The Lux are for fans of the Cramps, and we'd say that even if they didn't have the word "Lux" in their name. They take early rock'n'roll and rockabilly and give it loads of volume and fuzz, decibels and distortion. The Queens of the Stone Age possessed by the ghost of Johnny Burnette, as someone described them. These aren't riffs, they're rampages.
It's garage and goth with the lunge of grunge, or something. Read more on Last.fm