Exposure: L-space


Ethereal dream popsters discuss songwriting, the Scottish music scene and Cracked Hands

Their idiosyncratic electronic dream pop mixes ghostly vocals with big synthy sounds to create raw, personal songs about the future. Influenced by the likes of Mogwai, Radiohead and Sigur Rós, L-space put together speculative tunes that are worth a closer listen. We caught up with singer Lily Higham to chat musical pals, the creative process, and how they'd really describe their sound.

On their sound
Dramatic, ethereal noisy electro pop about a better future.

On writing songs
To get into the songwriting zone, I listen to some chilled out tunes and have a nip of whisky. I usually write lyrics last and it's a mixture of thinking really hard and not thinking at all. I like to write about the future and speculative ideas, but at the same time making it personal and human. Right now we're working on a song about the 'grey goo' end of the world scenario, but it's also about self destruction and other things more relatable than out of control nanobots.

On their Scottish music peers
Recently we played with Cracked Hands and she was amazing. Sounded like a scrambled Grimes.

On the Scottish scene
While there's always great live music to go and see, if you want to stay at home wrapped up against the cold Scottish winds there are so many great Scottish bands to find online doing interesting stuff. There are independent record labels releasing amazing music and putting on events, like Last Night From Glasgow, Song, By Toad, Olive Grove, Lost Map and Gerry Loves Records.

On what to expect next
We've got some great gigs coming up, playing Nice'n'Sleazy's and Henry's Cellar Bar. After that we'll be working on the music video for our first single with Last Night from Glasgow which is coming out in February with the album following in September. Exciting times!

L-space support Sun Rose album launch, Nice'n'Sleazy's, Glasgow, Fri 17 Nov; Cuttings at Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, Fri 24 Nov; Life Model at Nice'n'Sleazy's, Glasgow, Wed 6 Dec.


Crystalline electronic indie dream pop from L-space.