The Luka State are Cheshire cats, Conrad Ellis (voice, guitar), Sam Bell (bass, voice), Jake Barnabas (drums) and Lewis Pusey (guitar). Their hometown is famous for salt mining, and not much else. Yet being halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, every kid in the town wants to be a footballer or pop star the minute they can kick a ball or play a guitar.The Luka State chose music, although it was a close call for former semi-pro footballer Jake. ‘Girl' is the latest in a series of highly acclaimed singles, which have received huge playlist coverage and airplay on BBC 6 Music, Radio X, and many more.“What’s Winsford famous for? Fucking nothing! Apart from salt and salt mines; we are all the salt of the earth up here.” Conrad Ellis, The Luka State.