Track Of The Day: Lucia & The Best Boys – ‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’

In an eerie and roaring manner Lucia & The Best Boys (previously LUCIA) serve us a riveting new taste with their single ‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’. Stepping beyond their roots, the band, in collaboration with producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore, Best Coast), embark on a soundscape that marries lively ‘80s synth pads with the edge of ‘90s grunge.

‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’ is a pulsing feminist anthem that demands attention from its listeners the moment the striking snare hits. Opening up the song, frontwoman Lucia Fairfull’s powerful vocal melody immediately conveys passion and fierceness that embodies the single’s feeling entirely. With sharp melodic strumming the dirty guitar tone glistens in the name of assertiveness as the perfect correspondence with the song’s ethereal synth preparing listeners for an enchanting, explosive chorus.

As the mix thickens and fast-paced percussion fuels an immense energy, ‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’ creates its own troubled yet addictive universe in its cathartic singalong chorus. The melody portrays both celebration and the hurt of a woman who has presumably sacrificed to survive, a harsh reality for some but a feeling not dwelled upon by Lucia.

‘Good Girls Do Bad Things” is the sound of a woman’s backbone in a realistic world of “bad habits and nothing new”. It is filled with vengeful intentions but sustains an emotional disposition throughout, illustrated by both its lyrics and instrumental tones. Lucia & The Best Boys leave listeners on the edge with their single’s quick conclusion. ‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’ is the ideal taste teaser for their upcoming EP eagerly expected in 2020.

Jillian Goyeau
@jillybxxn

Photo Credit: Tony Wooliscroft

WATCH: LUCIA – ‘Blueheart’

Glasgow’s answer to Wolf Alice, LUCIA return with their Galentine anthem ‘Blueheart’. The single is accompanied by a stunning Kubrick-esque video which pulls you in to frontwoman Lucia Fairfull’s uncompromising vision – a mix of Bonnie Tyler meets Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base.

Self-directed by Fairfull, the video is set in a vast estate which mirrors the hugeness of the band’s sound. Talking about the video, the band describe it as “what happens when you feel trapped in a toxic bubble”. The sinister imagery hints at what happens when that bubble pops, with Lucia lopping the heads off flowers and dragging a spade seemingly to a grave site. Taking no prisoners, this song is for anyone who’s endured, suffered and survived a shitty relationship.

Expertly produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and mixed by Charlie Holmes and Mark “Spike” Stent (Beyonce, Arcade Fire, Florence, Lady Gaga) LUCIA are tipped for greatness in 2019 and ‘Blueheart’ is a fantastic place to start.

LUCIA UK Tour Dates 2019
02/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Rough Trade, Bristol
03/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Mama Roux’s, Birmingham, UK
04/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Joiners, Southampton, UK
05/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Dingwalls, London, UK
06/04/2019 – 07/04/2019 Brewdog, Aberdeen, UK
11/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Stereo, Glasgow, UK
12/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
13/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Rock City Basement, Nottingham, UK
05/05/2019 Hit the North, Newcastle, UK (LUCIA)
10/05/2019 The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
21/05/2019 Hopscotch, Sebright Arms, London, UK
26/05/2019 Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire, UK

Mark Docherty

LIVE (Photos): When In Manchester, 14.04.18

Curated by Ellen Offredy, Abigail Richardson, Nicole Burrows and Miriam Rahimov, When in Manchester Festival is a one-day metropolitan music festival, taking place in Manchester’s Northern Quarter across various venues including Jimmys, Gullivers, The Peer Hat and Castle Hotel. A festival after our own hearts, When In MCR prides itself on gender equality, with over 70% of acts having one or more female members.

Our Jon Mo was there to catch some snaps of all the action…

Nova Twins

Nadia Sheikh

Lucia 

Kate Anita

 

Jon Mo 
@jonmophoto 

Track Of The Day: LUCIA – ‘Melted Ice Cream’

Discovered whilst busking in the streets of Glasgow, LUCIA‘s career has taken a remarkable turn since she released her debut EP Best Boy via indie label Dead Beet Records last year.

The singer has supported bands like Black Honey, The Big Moon and The Undertones on tour, and her sound has been described as encapsulating the “bubble-gum aesthetic of The Ronettes with the seething punk attitude of Bikini Kill”. Sharing bills and blog-space with prolific names such as these is an achievement LUCIA should definitely be proud of.

She’s set to release her new single ‘Melted Ice Cream’ tomorrow on Jan 12th, and she’ll be celebrating alongside her band tonight at The Old Blue Last with a headline show with support from Chemtrails and HUSSY (RSVP here). Listen to the track below and make sure you head down to the gig tonight to support her.

LUCIA 2018 Live Dates

11th January – Old Blue Last, London
25th January – Camden Assembly, London with Milk Disco

Follow LUCIA on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut