Introducing LULLANAS – New Single “Memphis” + Debut EP
January 17, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Indie folk sister duo Atisha and Nishita Lulla, aka LULLANAS, have announced their debut EP, Before Everything Got Real, will be released on April 24th via their new label home, Nettwerk Records. Though they are twins, their idiosyncrasies inform a delicate and diaristic style wrapped in Americana warmth, folk eloquence, country storytelling, and unassuming pop ambition. Before Everything Got Real thrives on an inimitable and familial balance, with five tunes that artfully tap into the whimsy of childhood nostalgia.
Today, LULLANAS share lead single “Memphis,” with an accompany music video that premiered via American Songwriter. On “Memphis,” wistful guitars coast next to vivid lyrics that bid farewell to a detached and distant love.
LULLANAS will make their Folk Alliance debut next week, with a show on Friday, January 24th @ 10:30pm at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel as part of the Good Harbor & Madison House Showcase with Sofar Sounds.
Music manifested itself in LULLANAS’ lives at a young age. Growing up in Pennsylvania, the girls recall how important music was on their many family road trips, with their dad listening to The Beatles, The Eagles and Shania Twain, while their mom favored Johnny Cash and Eric Clapton. Before heading to college, their dad gifted Nishita a guitar. That guitar unlocked a world of possibilities as the girls started formally writing as a way to cope with high-stress summer internships in an unfamiliar New York City.
Endless gigging followed as the pair picked up every show possible. The band performed in a graveyard, the produce section at Whole Foods, and anywhere else with a stage. During a summer visit to their grandmother in India, the duo ended up in an old cotton mill converted into a studio where they impromptu tracked “Don’t Say.” Without any expectations, they uploaded the track, which has gone on to surpass 1.3 million streams on Spotify alone. Between gigs alongside Maggie Rose, Neal Carpenter, and Wild Rivers, they toured with Peter Bradly Adams. During the summer of 2019, they recorded Before Everything Got Real with producer Peter Katis [The National].
Stay tuned for more news from LULLANAS.