LULLANAS Share New Track “Highway Honey”
February 20, 2020 BY Nettwerk
“It sounds like the best possible result of being raised by fans of The Eagles and Johnny Cash, embracing the undeniable magic of blood harmonies and landing a hard-earned spot on the current folk-rock map.” — Wide Open Country
“nostalgic and mournful and self-compassionate… a gentle folk number that centers the duo’s heartfelt vocals and guitar.” — American Songwriter
Indie folk sister duo Atisha and Nishita Lulla, aka LULLANAS, share a second track called “Highway Honey” from their upcoming debut EP Before Everything Got Real, out April 24th.
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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. LULLANAS introduced the EP with lead single “Memphis,” where wistful guitars coast next to vivid lyrics that bid farewell to a detached and distant love. Listen here: https://youtu.be/KaLFffiO7Fc.
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].