Ending another monumental year for the band at the legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, as part of Jack Saunders 'Hop Scotch' night at the end of December, Lucia and the Best Boys kick off 2020 with a double whammy, releasing brand new single ‘City Of Angels’ and a brand new ‘Eternity EP’ today through Sweet Jane Recordings.
"City of Angels is for anyone who has ever felt unaccepted in society, and trapped in a mindset of anxiety.” Explains frontwoman Lucia Fairfull. “People are constantly judging themselves, others, and comparing the two, which is now intensified by social media. The point is that we do not live in a world full of perfect people (A city of Angels), everyone is entitled to originality, flaws, and no one should feel the need to suppress their personality for the sake of someone else, who probably has also felt the same way."
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.
‘Eternity EP’ features three band new tracks; lead single ‘City Of Angels’ 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!).
‘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'.
Having already been tipped on Jack Saunders’ first show of the year on his BBC Radio 1 show in his ones to watch for 2020, Lucia and the Best Boys are lined up for a Maida Vale session, which will air on February 4th.
Over the past 18 months the band have played hundreds of live dates, supporting the likes of Dream Wife, The Undertones and The Big Moon and industry showcase festivals including SXSW twice! Been 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 And The Best Boys headline London’s Shacklewell Arms on February 25th and will return to King Tuts for a headline show on 12th March. A slew of other live shows will follow over the course of the year, with numerous festival dates to be announced.