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Babar Luck / Press

“Babar Luck is one of those idiosyncratic, enigmatic spirits & this, his seventh CD, finds his guitar and voice part of a new band, backed by bass, percussion & violin. The grouping seems to have energised him; the material is excellent, with some of the best, most incisive songs he’s written, and the aggregation truly sparks - think Joe Strummer and an acoustic Mescaleros. Vocally, Luck keeps getting better & better, and on this album he sings with emotion, compassion & real force. There are several outstanding cuts here, form the opener of Come Home to Easy Money, which connects the dots between politics & business, the ache of Die Free and Sing the Guns to Sleep, about the hope for peace from a soldier’s perspective. Reggae finds its way into things too, not only on World Citizen, but also on Gun Law, where at one point Luck almost sounds to be channelling Marley. Recorded live to analogue, this is a collection that marks out the band as something very special.”

Chris Nickson - fRoots Magazine

“Part Billy Bragg, part Spike Milligan, but always utterly himself, Luck is a maverick, a Pakistani Cockney with a different worldview, lots of compassion, and buckets full of punk attitude. Is he great? You bet!”

Global Village Idiot

“An intriguing fusion of acoustic-reggae sensibilities and inner-city angst, 'Care in the Community' makes a claim to be one of this year's most interesting and important albums. Babar Luck has created a set of songs as British as The Streets or The Charlatans yet which captures the complexity of the modern, multiethnic Britain in a way neither of these have ever managed.”

Penny Black Music UK

“Raj Kapoor & Nargis is a Bollywood daydream in the East End”

New Internationalist Magazine

“Babar's desire to make music that appeals to all ears in a positive way had brought him to produce this very unique, open hearted, and raw album Journeys.It was his quest to make people hear and experiences the things that they may avoid or simply not see. His nine songs, in small and easy to digest mouthfuls, deliver vast and universal musical statements with lots and lots of food for thoughts.”

My Trance UK

“Spreading his message of one love, integration and faith, he has chosen songs such as ‘1 Luv’, ‘Care In The Community’, and ‘One World’ tonight. Despite his outward hysteria, the music is generally mellow reggae-folk music, creating the perfect atmosphere to wind down after the weekend.”

Last Hours UK

“The songs are angry, charged, hopeful, sad and funny and in a world that's being filled with more and more shit finding this album was like finding a flower growing in a coal mine.”

Zah Rasul

“The début album from the London-based singer Babar Luck is extraordinary by anyone’s standards. From the opening bars of ‘1 Luv’, featuring a stratospheric guitar that sounds like it’s channelling a lost Smiths song, it’s clear that this young musician is set to defy all expectations.”

New Internationalist Magazine