In the late 1990’s and early 2000s, artists like The Streets, M.I.A., Cornershop and Gorillaz created a distinctly middle class English style of music that mixed the multicultural sounds of their home with Alt/Rock and Hip-hop of the day. Lewca takes the same approach, with the added influence of his adopted mainland home and his own unique wit.
On songs like “What Went Wrong,” “Hollywood” and “Back from the Dead” the singer mixes autobiographical stories of youthful excess and middle aged ennui with healthy doses of cynicism and humor. He sings and raps over organic beats that borrow freely from 80’s New Wave, 90’s Alternative and modern Lo-fi Indie Pop and Hip-hop.
“Doing My Thing” is the first song and current single from “3 Kids & a Mortgage.” Over an infectiously catchy fist-pumping track, Lewca delivers an anthem in praise of age inappropriate drunken debauchery and generally belligerent behaviour. It’s funny, a lot of fun and it will get stuck in your head long after the last “NA NA NA NA” fades to black.
Bob Smith, The Static Drive
Lewca was born in a squat in Brixton, by age nineteen he was living in a squat in Paris, go figure... After studying fine art and dabbling in film, he started making music just before he was too old to die young.
His influences range from cheap beer to expensive rum, and also The Clash, The Streets, Ian Dury, Gorrillaz, Audio bullys, Viagra Boys, whoever is making decent music...
He currently lives in Normandy, has three kids and a mortgage and a semi-domesticated hedgehog named “Sonic”