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PREMIERE: Lucid Hoops – ‘I Feel Used’

Furious alt-rock quartet, Lucid Hoops, return with a firecracker of grunge, old-school punk, and an all-out headbanger, I Feel Used. 

Sydney quartet, Lucid Hoops, are back just in time to satisfy our hunger for dirty rock that has been gnawing all lockdown.

The group have served up I Feel Used, an electric fireball of energy and angst that is destined to rattle the stage it was birthed to play on.

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Coming off their Kinder Company single earlier this year, Lucid Hoops continue to carry a distinct level of sharpness and grittiness that has been harnessed from years of rehearsals and gigs. Ash, Luke, Connor, and Jack throw a punch into the Aussie-rock pocket, lingering with their crowd-chanting melodies and raw energy.

I Feel Used centres arounds the themes of powerlessness in a relationship. It revels in the hard-hitting manipulation of being caught in a vicious cycle of  craving approval from undeserving people. What Lucid Hoops elevates is a angsty frustration that leaves you consumed by every drop of energy as lead vocalist Ash belts: “I feel used, I feel used, holdin’ me down and now I’m drowning in deterrence.” 

Not to mention the tune is bloody fun. Soaring alongside the vocals is a fluent and hypnotic bassline, a drum rhythm that slams like the tide, and an echo that pulls you into a sweating, swirling mosh pit.

 

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“We’ve been holding this track close to our chests for a long time now”, the group revealed. “There are actual snippets of us first rehearing the track from over a year ago sprinkled throughout the recording.”

One thing is shatteringly clear: Lucid Hoops are a tightly-knit force of character and passion that are impossible to tame.

I Feel Used will be available on Spotify November 17, but until then, have a cheeky listen to the track below: