Lucius is the name given to the band fronted by the irresistible partnership that exists between Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig: two Brooklyn girls who aren’t twins, but listening to their soaring harmonies you would be forgiven for thinking they were. Vocally they are inseparable and together they produce impeccable harmonies that are truly unique. Mining a deep seam of eccentric New York musical tropes, they marry a Brooklyn wit-sharp ear for pop melodies to girl group vocal harmonies with percussive post-punk power, like the Shirelles singing at CBGBs with Talking Heads and Television.
Earlier this year, Brooklyn quintet Lucius released their highly anticipated debut album ‘Wildewoman’. As the record was met with universal praise from fans and critics alike, the band took the road for their first ever UK & Ireland headline tour.
‘Wildewoman’ is a product of the social network that they pulled together whilst exploring their music at college: with the addition of bandmates Dan Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri, the result is a joyous and uplifting 11 track record which features tight vocal harmonies, stomping percussion and stunning melodies. Producing the record themselves, ‘Wildewoman’ is a crisp modern classic of a record that stylishly showcases their influences while preserving a unique spirit that can only ever be 100% Lucius.
Their last visit was huge and met with a whirlwind of excitement – to accompany the release of ‘Wildewoman’ the band performed on the prestigious “Later With Jools Holland”, went into session at 6 Music and toured their album across the UK, culminating in a sold out show at London’s Oslo.
Since then the band have been gearing up for the release of new single ‘Turn It Around’. The track has also been reworked by FlicFlac and revised by The Reflex. Listen to these remixes HERE https://soundcloud.com/ilovelucius/turn-it-around-the-reflex-revision/s-L73N
Tickets for Lucius live in Whelans on Saturday October 25th go on sale this Monday the 23rd of June at 9am from ticketmaster.
For more info please see: www.ilovelucius.com