Lottery Winners are the working class underdog story of the year.
Anxiety Replacement Therapy, the UK Number 1 album from the Lottery Winners not only topped the Official UK Album Charts, but is also the 5th highest selling first week album of the year, selling more copies in the UK that U2 and Miley Cyrus. The album has received worldwide critical acclaim and has connected with people in a special way.
The album tackles mental illness and ADHD in a biographical, chronological story of personal redemption. Songs like Letter to Myself, a song written to 12 year old Thom after getting expelled from school and feeling like a misfit, to tell him that everything is going to work out. ‘Worry’, ‘Long Way Down’ and ‘Sertraline’, a love song about an antidepressant also mark the more troubling parts of the record. As the album progresses, the mood lightens and songs like ‘Not Alone’ and ‘Let Me Down’ provide the comfort to Thom’s journey. Concluded with Anxiety Replacement Therapy, which poetically combines all of the other songs on the album. It truly is the band’s seminal moment.
Why do we listen to music? Why do we go to gigs? Because it’s an escape from our problems? To enhance and magnify our emotions? For togetherness? Well, I challenge you to see the face of someone in the audience at Lottery Winners show not totally beaming. This is exactly why they’re quickly becoming one of the UK biggest and best live bands.
Already previously producing a wealth of star spangled collaborations of industry greats such as Nickleback, Frank Turner, Sleeper and KT Tunstall, the Lottery Winners’ third album is setting the bar even higher, with the likes of Shaun Ryder, Boy George and once again Frank Turner gracing the record.
You only have to attend one gig, or even read any review, to know this band are
different. Their music is important and meaningful and their live shows are unique and enlightening. Mix the charisma of front man Thom Rylance, witty as he is electric, with the cool, sultry bass of Katie Lloyd, the pounding powerhouse of Joe Singleton on drums and Rob Lally’s slinky melodies and you have something unmissable. Unignorable.
Their efforts not going unnoticed soon saw radio love for the band pouring in. The band has received airtime from Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 6, Radio X, Virgin Radio, as well as record of the week and A-list on Absolute Radio.
The band have just completed a sold out tour of UK and Europe and now will play almost every main festival stage this summer and four slots at Glastonbury before their biggest ever UK tour, finishing at the sold out Manchester Apollo.
This band are destined for greatness. Ask anybody who’s ever experienced them.
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