The Lumes merges misanthropic post-punk with white-hot impulsive noiserock. Driving creative force is singer/guitarist Maxime Prins, who acts as the group’s manic lightning rod on stage. Watching this band perform almost feels like witnessing an exorcism, with Mitchell Quitz and Lennard van der Voort’s razor-wired pounce burrowing dark echo-chambers that vindicate Prins’s harrowing, angst-laden outbursts.
The Lumes’ debut EP ‘Lust’ was helmed by Henk Koorn (Hallo Venray) in The Hague and released by Dutch label Katzwijm Records (Space Siren, The Sweet Release of Death). The band’s notoriously fiery live shows have earned them opening slots for Liturgy, The Chameleons and Protomartyr.