SUPPORTING DREAM WIFE ON THEIR UK & EUROPEAN TOUR IN APRIL/MAY 2021
After following up the release of their much-loved EP ‘Eternity’ with their solemn new offering ‘Let Go’ at the start of May, Lucia & The Best Boys are back once again to share the passionate new video for their latest release.
Filmed during the lockdown, we see frontwoman Lucia Fairfull deliver a warm and heartfelt rendition of their haunting new single, spliced with footage of LA-based dancer Sara Cath who adds a bold and captivating display, giving the visuals a sense of grandeur and levity throughout.
Speaking about their new video, Lucia said, “I had some really set out plans for the video of ‘Let Go’, but because isolation had just started I had to re-think the whole idea, and film it at home myself. The video portrays two versions of what I was feeling and going through during the time I wrote the song. One side of me still felt vulnerable and felt it couldn’t “Let Go” of things that were happening in my life, and the other was the stronger side of me where I knew I didn’t have a choice and the only person that could push me forward was myself. As much as being surrounded by good people helps the only one who’s going to really help you through struggles and shit times is yourself. With that, I had my friend Quinn from LA who is an amazing expressive dancer, get her flat mate (Sara Cath) to film her dancing as it’s something I have always loved doing too. I want to include this visual representation of what the song means in the video. I sent the footage onto another friend and incredibly talented Glasgwegian video director Bryan Fergusson who put all the pieces together beautifully and turned it into what almost seemed like a dream going on in my head.”
‘Let Go’ was recorded in LA alongside Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet after the band met him at a party after SXSW a few years ago.
Lucia and the Best Boys kicked off 2020 with a double whammy, releasing brand new single ‘City Of Angels’ and a brand new ‘Eternity EP’ on January 31st through Sweet Jane Recordings.
Recorded in LA with producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore, Wolf Alice, Best Coast), the ‘Eternity EP’ sees Lucia and the Best Boys (formerly LUCIA) dive headfirst into their 80s inspirations – acts like Madonna, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Stevie Nicks, New Order and Human League – while also retaining the fierceness of their 90s grunge, Courtney Love-esque bent. “It’s more aggressive than you would think, when you think of 80s music,” explains Lucia, of the sound on the Eternity EP.
‘Eternity EP’ features; lead single ‘City Of Angels’ – a tour de force that focuses on isolation and the trappings of society, live favourite ‘Flames’ and ‘My God,’ as well as their punchy previous single ‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’ (the accompanying video, directed by Stuart Alexander, sees Lucia ride a horse around the Barrowlands area of Glasgow, as you do!). The equally eye-catching video for ‘City Of Angels’, also directed by Alexander sees front woman Lucia Fairfull raw and up-close as she grapples with her inner demons.
Watch the ‘City Of Angels’ here – https://youtu.be/HuLhhGPL2Wc
Listen to ‘Eternity EP’ here – https://orcd.co/eternityep
‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’ received multiple BBC Radio 1 plays, was ‘Track of the Week’ on Janice Forsyth’s BBC Radio Scotland show as well as picking up support from the station’s Vic Galloway, Radcliffe & Maconie on BBC 6Music and Radio X’s Jon Kennedy, not to mention Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, The Rock List, All New Rock, Hot New Bands, Student Union, Apple’s Breaking Alternative, Deezer’s Brand New UK, Indie Jukebox, soundtracked fashion brand Nasty Gal’s latest TV ad campaign and featured on Made In Chelsea.
The group marked their latest era with a name change – one that’s reflective of their early work, referencing debut 2017 EP ‘Best Boy’, while also marking a new chapter. The name change also coincided with a line-up change for the Glaswegian band, which is now completed by guitarist Dillon Squire. He joins frontwoman Lucia Fairfull – who is a force to be reckoned with – drummer Alasdair Scott and bass player Chris Frew Ballantyne.
September 2019 Lucia & The Best Boys made their foray into the fashion world with runway performances at the ONOFF show at London Fashion week. Whilst drummer Ally Scott regularly walks for the luxury French fashion wear brand CELINE. The French fashion house recently featured the band as part of their Instagram lockdown series – ‘Portrait Of A Performer’ to their 2.3 million followers.
Over the past 18 months the band have played hundreds of live dates including; sold out headline dates in London and Glasgow, supported the likes of Dream Wife, The Snuts and Miles Kane and industry showcase festivals including SXSW. Name checked as “one to watch” by Wonderland Magazine, “one of the UK’s brightest young bands” – Drowned In Sound, featured in NME’s 100 for 2019, NYLON, The Line Of Best, DIY, DORK, CLASH and many more. Support for their previous singles and EP’s have has come by way of BBC Radio 1 – championed by Huw Stephens – “this is as good as indie gets”, Annie Mac, Jack Saunders, Phil Taggart and BBC Introducing, Radio X, Amazing Radio amongst others. And amassed over 3 million streams.
In recent weeks Lucia & the Best Boys were announced as main support for Dream Wife on their 22-date UK and European tour in April-May 2021. Full list of dates below:
14/4 – Oxford – Bullingdon
15/4 – Birmingham – O2 Institute
16/4 – Leeds – The Wardrobe
17/4 – Manchester – Academy 2
18/4 – Glasgow – St Lukes
20/4 – Norwich – Waterfront
21/4 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
22/4 – Cambridge – Portland Arms
24/4 – Brighton – Chalk
25/4 – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
27/4 – Bristol – SWX
28/4 – London – Electric Ballroom
30/4 – Paris – La Boule Noire
1/5 – Brussels – AB Club
3/5 – Hamburg – Molotow
5/5 – Copenhagen – Loppen
6/5 – Stockholm – Nalen Klubb
7/5 – Oslo – Krosset
8/5 – Malmo – Plan B
10/5 – Berlin – Frank Club
11/5 – Munich – Ampere
12/5 – Nuremburg – Club Stereo