Luckless certainly sounds like a project born of too many winters in underinsulated flats.
The four original tracks are diverse in their influences, at one moment recalling an early PJ Harvey, at another the folksy riffs of Iron and Wine, or a soulful Cat Power. The sparse, open quality of the songs leaves space to attend to Rossiter’s peculiar vocal quality and carefully formed lyrics. The minimalist approach to the instrumentation is a carefully considered contribution to the lonely atmosphere of the EP. These four songs are accompanied by a stripped-back rendition of Bruce Springsteen's 'Atlantic City' on the limited edition CD, available through the Luckless Myspace.
With humble beginnings, Luckless wrote and recorded the tracks on a 4-track tape recorder within one week, and added polish and trimmed excess in the following weeks, creating a modestly sized but ambitiously expressive record.