Glasgow based artist Sulka releases his debut single, ‘Fear It’ for Lost Map records.

There’s an instant hit of late 90s alternative and Elliot Smith to Sulka’s new single, ‘Fear It’.  It’s a melodic fuzzy lo-fi gem that has been released as part of Lost Map’s subscription service the PostMap Club, which also includes an exclusive acoustic recording of the song.

Sulka (real name Lukas Clasen) says of the song:“This song channels a lot of bands I listened to in my late teens,” says Lukas of ‘Fear It’, “Cloud Nothings, The Cribs, Dinosaur Jr, Elliott Smith for example. So it has a kind of nostalgic but timeless feel to it for me. Lyrically there’s a lot of angst and turbulence in there which I think sets up some of the themes of the album quite well. I’m especially grateful to my friend Niamh from Moonsoup for adding some last-minute backing vocals which makes it a million times more listenable to me.”

Sulka has put out a steady stream of albums and EPs since 2017 via various local cassette labels including Gold Mold, Death Collective, Common and Negative Hope.

“Lukas sent me his music over lockdown, having heard a release we did earlier in the year by Good Dog,” says Lost Map Records boss Johnny Lynch. “I was really taken by the strength of his songwriting, and the fact that the sound of his recordings were so fully realised. Although he performs with a live band, Lukas recorded all the instruments on this record himself, and that DIY spirit is something I’m always drawn to. ‘Fear It’ was the very first track I heard, and it’s a perfect introduction to his world – super-melodic, and with a propulsive energy that pulls the listener in. I’m really excited for folks to hear the album.

‘Fear It’ is the opening track from Sulka’s brand-new album Take Care which will be released in January 2021.

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