ILUKA RELEASES POWERFUL EP ‘RITUAL’

By April 11, 2018

ILUKA - Ritual - photo Tom Wilkinson

ILUKA’s highly anticipated second EP Ritual arrives today. Four tracks of polished pop inspiration, she’s staying true to the retro revivalist leanings that have carved her reputation as Australia’s modern Motown ambassador.
The EP is sugar and spice – sweet hand over heart lyrical confessions depicting the push and pull of young love on ‘Broken Hearted’ and fiery call to arms war cries amid the bossy instrumentation of ‘Sympathy’. Each track decorated with quintessential ILUKA flair; shiny, ringing guitar runs, punchy brass arrangements and bodacious bass lines that just won’t quit.She’s whet the appetite of retro pop enthusiasts nationally, drip feeding cuts off the EP since late last year. First single ‘Sympathy’  saw ILUKA fighting back against inequality the most powerful way she knew how; with a boppy as hell pop song. The track enjoyed big love from radio, too, receiving an old fashioned rinsing on community radio around the country and Double J adding it to rotation. Title track and follow up ‘Ritual’, a celebration of her individualism secured an add to Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’, clocked in at number nine on the AMRAP Regional Chart and earned a cheeky add totriple j Unearthed‘s ‘Best New Music’ playlist.No stranger to the bright lights of a live setting, she’s shared a stage with acclaimed national and international acts, including Alex LaheyDan SultanMama Kin SpenderKilling Heidi and most recently Newton Faulkner on his SydneyBluesfest sideshow. She will kick off her East Coast Tour in support of Ritual on Friday 6 April at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse on the Gold Coast.Ritual EP is OUT NOW. Spend a night shimmy and shaking with ILUKA on her East Coast tour. Tickets on sale now from www.ilukamusic.com

 



 

 

 


ILUKA - Ritual

THE RITUAL TOUR
ON SALE NOW | ILUKAMUSIC.COM

FRI 6 APR | MO’S CLUBHOUSE, GOLD COAST
TICKETS | FACEBOOK EVENT

SAT 7 APR | BLOODHOUND BAR, BRISBANE
TICKETS | FACEBOOK EVENT

THU 12 APR | TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
FREE ENTRY | FACEBOOK EVENT 

SAT 14 APR | GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE
TICKETS | FACEBOOK EVENT 

FRI 20 APR | RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG
TICKETS | FACEBOOK EVENT

SAT 21 APR | WAYWARDS, SYDNEY
TICKETS | FACEBOOK EVENT


ILUKA - Ritual Tour - Small

PRAISE FOR ILUKA 

“ILUKA’s distinct vocal talents ricochet between gentle restraint and soaring power with casual aplomb”
TheMusic.com.au 

“Stoked to hear new stuff from ILUKA! This is radiant, colourful and organic pop done right.”
Dave Ruby Howe (triple j Unearthed)

[On Blue My Soul] “…the EP declares Iluka as a player in the Australian music scene with only potential to grow.”
The AU Review