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Album: Yet To Be Titled (2014)
  • The Luka State is an English band from Winsford, Cheshire comprising lead vocalist and guitarist Conrad Ellis, bassist Sam Bell and drummer Jess Whitmore. This is their second single – it was initially released independently as a double A-Side with "Matter Of Time" on limited edition vinyl on August 22, 2013.
  • The song was produced by Sam Williams, who recorded Supergrass's 1995 first album, I Should Coco, then worked with their lead singer Gaz Coombes on his 2012 debut solo release Here Come The Bombs.
  • The song's music video was directed by cinematographer Oliver Kember and explores the issue of domestic violence against men. Kember told The Hollywood Reporter: "The idea for a domestic violence short film really came from the band. They had a very strong narrative idea within the lyrics of the song. We wanted the video to appear as gritty as possible, so we actually filmed the whole thing in a very guerilla fashion."
  • The clip stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster as the the victim of the domestic abuse, He is best known for playing Jojen Reed in HBO's Game of Thrones and has also had roles in Love Actually, Nowhere Boy, and Nanny McPhee. "I really liked the fact that the script shines a light on a very real problem," he told THR. "Domestic violence is never spoken about, but female-on-male aggression is practically invisible. Nobody, male or female, should have to be scared in their own home."


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