High flying University band record first EP as part of final year project
Written by Steve Scoles on August 18, 2018
An Indie-pop band largely made up of University of Northampton students have just released their first EP.
Five-piece Northampton band, Lunaxis, recorded the EP ‘What Good Is Their Love’ with the help of recent Popular Music graduates Jamie Hyde and Mattie Wensor – who helped write and record the EP as part of their final year project.
Lunaxis is fronted by Carly Loasby former Music student at the University of Northampton, with Jamie as drummer, Sam Loak as lead guitarist, Jae Sinfield as Bass player, Carl Lewis on Keyboard and Katie Rutter as backing singer.
The band have enjoyed a busy debut year with live performances at gigs and festivals in and around Northamptonshire, including Woodfest, the Northampton Music Festival and Green Meadows. The band were also recently played on BBC Introducing in Northampton.
Summing up the band’s sound and EP, Jamie said: “We are a festival vibe indie-pop band with influences of folk and blues. The EP was largely Carly’s idea of the various stages of a relationship and the songs follow in this order, beginning with Big Love, and ending with the title track What Good Is Their Love, being fairly self-explanatory.”
Jamie credits the University and course tutors in Popular Music for helping them hone their recording skills and bringing them all together.
He said: “The University has definitely helped us practice and progress as a band in which I joined a year ago through mutual friends. Studying recording with Mattie, under the guidance of our Lecturer, Tony Platt, we were able to help the band write and put together an EP. It was great to be a part of it, engineering and co-producing it together with the band, we’re excited to see where it goes.”
You can download and listen to their EP across all major music streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify. You can also follow their journey on Facebook. See Lunaxis in action at The Garibaldi in Northampton on 22 September.
For more information on Popular Music, please visit the course page.