SUPPORTING DREAM WIFE ON THEIR UK & EUROPEAN TOUR IN APRIL/MAY 2021
NEW EP ‘THE STATE OF THINGS’, OUT OCTOBER 9TH
Following the release of their much-loved EP ‘Eternity’ earlier this year, Lucia & the Best Boys are back to showcase their next collection ‘The State Of Things’ with new offering ‘Perfectly Untrue’.
With the EP’s initial single ‘Let Go’ dropping back in May, which was recorded in LA alongside Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet after the band met him at a party after SXSW a few years ago, ‘Perfectly Untrue’ sees the band return with a more sweeping, alt-pop laden direction. With frontwoman Lucia Fairfull offering up more of those bold and passionate vocals throughout their latest single, their newest release shows them explore more atmospheric tones, moving away from the gritty and grizzled sound of their earlier work.
Speaking about the new single, Lucia said, “Perfectly Untrue was written a couple of weeks after I wrote ‘Let Go’. This recording is in its original form, which Chris Greatti and myself powered on an all nighter till 4am, as I was leaving LA the next day. It’s funny to listen to them both back to back as it shows the many mixed emotions I was going through during heart-break, feeling strong and capable one minute, then distraught and confused the next. The only way through seemed to be to pretend that everything was fine or perfect whereas in reality it was Perfectly Untrue. I can definitely say now looking back that this is the worst solution ever, but also I know that it is just a coping mechanism that people use as escapism. When you are in a weird or dark headspace you see many versions of yourself that you didn’t even know existed. Perfectly Untrue’s “Happy Go Lucky” sound portrays the fake joy I pushed myself to feel in order to avoid the sad truth, which is displayed in the lyrics that are also coated in glitter and glamour – “dressed up in gold” and “dance until I die”.
Their new four-track EP ‘The State Of Things’ will be released on October 9th through Sweet Jane Recordings and will feature two more brand new tracks. 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 – Nuremberg – Club Stereo
At the start of 2020 – the year not to be forgotten – Lucia & the Best Boys released their ‘Eternity EP’. Recorded in LA with producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore, Wolf Alice, Best Coast), the ‘Eternity EP’ saw 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.
‘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.
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.
Lucia & the Best Boys are:
Lucia Fairfull – Guitar and lead vocals
Alasdair Scott – Drums
Chris Frew Ballantyne – Bass player