Meet Lucia – the rock n’ roll soundtrack to a teenage dream
With the sweetness of bubblegum pop, the easy swagger of classic college rock, Phil Spector’s widescreen ambition, and the gritty rumblings of the best riot grrrl and grunge, LUCIA have won the hearts of music-lovers, critics and fellow artists with just a couple of EPs and a few years of relentless touring. This is modern rock n’ roll driven by instinct alone. The perfect soundtrack for a teenage dream.
From being discovered as a busker on the streets of Glasgow to playing with the likes of Black Honey, The Big Moon, Neon Waltz and The Undertones, their DIY spirit and knack for a dreamwave banger now finds them working with Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine collaborators and coming to a town near you.
“It was through living in Glasgow that all of these opportunities came to me,” says frontwoman Lucia Fairfull of her early dabblings with music. “I was growing up and going through phases of realising what kind of music I wanted to make. All of the things I was experiencing as a teenager made me into who I am now. For a while, I didn’t feel like I was in any kind of scene in Glasgow – but I knew that it was there. Then all of a sudden, I started to write more until I reached ‘Best Boy’ and ‘Lose My Mind’ – which made it onto our first EP. I immediately knew that this was the kind of music that I wanted to be making. That’s what I’d been trying to find the whole time.”
Bubbling under the surface of the city’s DIY indie scene for the past year, Glasgow’s LUCIA is set to take own of 2018 with the release of her new single ‘Melted Ice Cream’. Mixing the bubblegum aesthetic of The Ronettes and Best Coast, with the seething punk attitude of Bikini Kill, LUCIA channels relatable simplicity in her lyrics, detailing the trials of a doomed teenage friendship and angst across Spector-esque production.