David Shah - Vocals
Alex Potterill - Keyboards/Piano/Programming/Vocals
Rob Britton - Guitars/Keyboards/Piano/Vocals
Jon Bacon - Bass
Steve Brummell - Drums/Percussion
Written by Luxembourg
Produced by Brian O'Shaughnessy & luxembourg at Bark
Luxembourg vs Great Britain produced by Darren Allison
Engineered and mixed by Darren Allison at Miloco and Triangle N12
LE14 recorded at Marlborough Road
Violins - Audrey Morse
Cellos - Gill Walshaw
String arrangement - Audrey Morse
Saxophone - Phil Whaite
Illustrations - Kate St. Claire
Band centrefold - Stefan Walters
Mastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering
released October 23, 2006
"The most striking thing...is that they seem to know about everything... Intelligent and original, Luxembourg is a small but fabulous place to be..."
"The barnstorming debut album from this neo-Brit-pop quintet... Crammed with dramatic sounding tunes which build up into anthemic singalong choruses..."
"You'll wonder how you ever survived without it. Not so much the Marmite of pop, more the olive, or possibly the avocado. Try it, you might even like it..."
"One of those genuine every-song-a-single albums, each track sounding like their final statement to this world... See you in the charts..."
"Every word and note done that evokes a precise phraseology while bursting with raw emotion. Classy, and the sort of filth we should throw at our kids..."
"In a month of damp mornings and drizzly days, Luxembourg light everything up with the release of their album Front...a piece of pop magic..."
"It's a perfectly formed record, an evolutionary magnum opus that represents five years of coffee, vague disenchantment, and thinking too hard..."
To Hell With
"Luxembourg conjure up an ur-indieness that high steps out of the whiny ghetto that constitutes the sensitive constituency of muddled youth..."
"Front is already one of the best things about 2006: knowing, tuneful, intelligent, glamorous, but above all human and honest... Now the world needs to listen..."
God Is In The TV
"I find it incomprehensible that this band are not dominating the airwaves... An album this good cannot remain unnoticed for much longer..."
"Crashing guitars, noisy rhythms and an aching, melancholy lyric, pained at times...rich, campy and idiosyncratic... Dark and quirky pop..."
"Confident and knowing. A whole bunch of declamatory dramas of the kitchen sink variety with plenty of humour and honest human sentiment..."
"The 13 songs that make up Front are filled to the brim with life and desire and overwhelming potency... Luxembourg are stepping out of the shadows..."
"After 45 minutes of this gem of an album, it’s impossible not to have been a little bit infected by their genius... They’re contagious and charming..."
"With their entrancingly delightful "pop noir" melodics, low, crooning voices and witty lyrics, it isn't hard to understand the Pulp and early Smiths comparisons..."
"The world is crying out for a new breed of pop intelligentsia to idolise – well, look no further, the Luxembourg army is recruiting... Brilliant..."
"Finally an LP from that refined bunch of aesthetes. All their finest gear from the last few years here, sounding large and lively, as they should be..."
"Deliciously British, devastatingly guitary... Luxembourg write unnervingly spot on lyrics that put things just how you only wish you could yourself..."
"An entire album of do or die performances...to hear an outfit on such creative fire is exactly what we signed up for..."
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