Conquering the glam rock/goth pop genre are Glasgow ensemble Lucia & The Best Boys. The band released their latest EP, titled Eternity, on January 31st and we’re still gushing over it. After a hugely successful 2019, from music releases, to being featured in NME, getting added to massive Spotify playlists such as The Rock List and New Music Friday UK and not to mention getting radio play for their single Good Girls Do Bad Thingson BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, this group of intriguing artists have started 2020 off spectacularly.
Formally known as just LUCIA, the four-piece recorded the EP in LA with producer Carlos De La Garza, who has also worked with some acclaimed acts such as Wolf Alice, Paramore and Best Coast. The leading single on the EP is City of Angels, a synth pop wonder which portrays themes of escapism from societies expectations and toxic mentalities. The track is packed full of adrenaline which will make you want to move, taking inspiration from some of their influences such as New Order. A video, directed by Stuart Alexander, Lucia Fairfull and Bejoy Sanjeev, was released for the track on the 12th February and is equally thrilling.
Good Girls Do Bad Things is track number two and was released in October last year alongside a video also directed by Stuart Alexander. The song was received well across several platforms with some stating it is their strongest release to date. The high energy track has a menacing feel to it, putting you in touch with your own daring side. It’s an empowering song sending a message to any women who has ever been made to feel less than a man. The heavy guitar and thumping drums are complimented by lead vocalist Lucia Fairfull’s ominous and powerful sounding voice, making it an unforgettable track that leaves you putting it on repeat. The accompanying video is full of leather look outfits, strong female characters, a horse, water pistols and is set around Glasgow’s Barrowlands area, interested yet?
The third track on the EP certainly demonstrates the talent amongst the Glasgow group. My God begins with stripped back vocals from Lucia Fairfull as a piano plays gently in the background, alongside the sound of a beating heart. This is the longest track on the EP at 5 minutes and 2 seconds, allowing them to delve into a hazier sound. As the tune continues to drift along, we hear the saintly vocals continue as more instruments are introduced, creating something beautiful. The song’s raw energy tugs at the heartstrings, working up to exhilarating moments before fading out.
Flames is the last track on the EP and is already a live favourite. This track moves back up to a livelier sound after My God, making it the perfect way to round off the EP. The band have several dates lined up, if you want to catch them in Scotland next they’ll be playing The Amsterdam in Glasgow on the 6th March. The event will be hosted by Tenement TV and is a celebration ahead of International Women’s Day, you don’t want to miss this!
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