I have always been a fan of LUMI and been following them for a while. For those who do not know whom am I talking about, LUMI formed in 2005, three years after Marc & Mayaline met and started jamming with a collective that included stalwarts of the Lebanese post-war indie music generation. In the summer of 2006, their songs became anthems of the Lebanese underground. The unexpected success of their video for DON’T FUCK WITH MY CAT caught the attention of a record executive at EMI. After that they produced their first album — Two Tears in Water (2008).
Recently they released a new album called THE NIGHT WAS A LIAR and TO THE SEA is one of their tracks.
As for ETYEN, I was introduced to him last year and through Red Bull Music Academy that was held at Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyah. The event featured HVOB as a main act alongside Sandunes, Jiver & Bosaina. ETYEN played an outstanding set that night and I still remember every second it.