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From lad to lover, the story of LUH | Musique Non Stop

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

From lad to lover, the story of LUH

After deserting his lad band Wu Lyf, Ellery Roberts was lost and in trouble. Then Ebony Hoorn appeared in his Manchester squat

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Four years ago, Ellery Roberts was at a low ebb. His enigmatic, publicity courting music project Wu Lyf had been unmasked as just another four-piece lad band, and he was living in an abandoned Manchester terrace, writing aggressive, joyless songs about the capitalist machine. But his life was about to be transformed. Returning home one day, he found Ebony Hoorn sitting at his kitchen table. A student of art at Holland’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie, she was visiting a friend in the same squat. The pair shared “a really intense connection” and within a few months had shacked up together in a converted hospital in Amsterdam.

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