Luluc released their debut album, Dear Hamlyn, in 2008; the songs were written following the death of Randell's father. Dear Hamlyn eventually gained a large group of influential admirers. Peter Blackstock co-founder of No Depression Magazine, wrote of the album, "The most beautiful album I've heard in ten years." In 2011, Nick Drake's producer, Joe Boyd, also taken by Dear Hamlyn, invited Luluc to feature in his Nick Drake tribute tour. They contributed the tracks "Things Behind the Sun" and "Fly" to the live tribute album, Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake in 2013.
Luluc went on to sign with Sub Pop Records and release the critically acclaimed albums Passerby (2014) and Sculptor (2018). This edition of Dear Hamlyn is the first time it has been available on vinyl.
Fridolijn is a marvel, her voice clear, bright, soft & sensual without being weak or overpowered by the music. She's a gifted singer/songwriter & jazz-infused folk artist uniquely using instruments with quirky, kitschy cool chords & progressions & a jazz/blues backbeat bolstering the sound of her powerful vocals which soar. To listen to this young lady is ethereal. Her lyrics are deep, meaningful, poignant, not a word too few nor too many; she's an old soul, her lyrics rich beyond her years. Billy Stewart
Awesome first EP by this band. Individualy these artists have their own unique style. But they somehow melded those into a whole new sound with influences from all three of them. I'm really loving it, and hope we'll see a debut LP someday soon. Surrealistic H. Sapiens