Photo Credit: Neelam KhanVela

LUCIA release video for new single ‘Summertime’

Having recently released their critically acclaimed new single ‘Summertime’, produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Florence), Glaswegian indie rock four-piece LUCIA today unveil the 90’s inspired video for the single. Watch the video here:

The video was self directed by band members Lucia Fairfull (voxs & guitar) and Hamish Fingland (guitar) and filmed by two of their friends, Neelam Khan Vela and Connaire McCann. Speaking about the making of the video Lucia explains, “We shot in a lavender field outside of London during the hottest month of summer, and also in Cyprus in the Aphrodite hills, the birthplace of the ‘Goddess of Love’. The video is ‘a flash before your eyes’ on the way to heaven. It is the end of a season, the end of a relationship, and the end of you.”

‘Summertime’ covers the age-old theme of failing summertime romance but does so whilst remaining packed with breezy teenage glee. Released on August 16th on Sweet Jane Recordings, ‘Summertime’ was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday and The Indie List playlists racking up over 100K+ streams and hit the top 10 on Hype Machine. Listen here:

Speaking about the new single front woman Lucia Fairfull explains, ‘Summertime’ was influenced by classic love films and my years as a teenager. It comes across as a happy bubble-gum dream pop song showing my love 60s girl groups like ‘The Ronettes’ and ‘Lesley Gore’, but the lyrics portray a more dark and grunge story of summer flings ending in broken hearts.”

With the sweetness of bubblegum pop, the easy swagger of classic college rock, Phil Spector’s widescreen ambition, and the gritty rumblings of the best riot grrrl and grunge, LUCIA have won the hearts of music-lovers, critics and fellow artists with just a couple of releases and a few years of relentless touring. This is modern rock n’ roll driven by instinct alone. The perfect soundtrack for a teenage dream.

From being discovered as a busker on the streets of Glasgow to playing with the likes of Black Honey, The Big Moon, Neon Waltz and The Undertones, their DIY spirit and knack for a dreamwave banger now finds them working with Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine collaborators and coming to a town near you.

LUCIA, fronted by guitar goddess Lucia Fairfull, have been name checked as “one to watch” by Wonderland Magazine“one of the UK’s brightest young bands” – Drowned In Sound and praised by NYLONThe Line Of Best, DIY, DORK and many more. Radio support has come by way of BBC Radio 1 – championed by Huw Stephens – “this is as good as indie gets”, Phil Taggart and BBC Introducing, Radio X, Amazing Radio amongst others.
‘Summertime’ is the follow-up to LUCIA’s recent single ‘Melted Ice-cream’ and debut ‘Best Boy’ EP that was released on Glasgow indie label Dead Beet Records.

Prolific on the live scene LUCIA have played 54+ gigs over the last 12 months including 19+ festival dates; some highlights include SXSW, TGE, Live At Leeds, Latitude, TRNSMT and Boardmasters. This Autumn they continue on that trajectory with a slew of live dates including Electric Fields, British Sound Project, Neighbourhood and 2Q to name a few and supporting We Are Scientists and Estronson their UK tours. Full run down of live dates below.

20th Sept – Jack Daniel’s Presents w/ The Vaccines, Manchester (*secret location)
22nd Sept – British Sound Project, Manchester

4th Oct – Radar Love, The Venue, Derby
6th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
13th Oct – Clash Presents #Blogtober Festival, The Finsbury, London
24th Oct – The Portland Arms, Cambridge, supporting We Are Scientists
25th Oct – Chinnerys, Southend-On-Sea, supporting We Are Scientists
26th Oct – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, supporting We Are Scientists
27th Oct – O2 Academy, Bournemouth, supporting We Are Scientists
28th Oct – The Bullingdon, Oxford, supporting We Are Scientists

1stNov – Belgrave Music Hall, Leed, supporting Estrons
2nd Nov – King Tut’s, Glasgow, supporting Estrons
3rd Nov – 2Q Festival, Lincoln,
3rd Nov – Think Tank, supporting Estrons
7th Nov – Soup Kitchen, Manchester,
8th Nov – The Louisiana, Bristol, supporting Estrons
9th Nov – Bodega, Nottingha, supporting Estrons
14th Nov – The Cavern, Exeter, supporting Estrons
15th Nov – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, supporting Estrons
16th Nov – The Green Door Store, Brighton, supporting Estrons
24th Nov – Dirty Weekender Festival, Bakers, Kilmarnock
25th Nov – EH6 Festival, Leith Theatre, Edinburgh

4th Dec – The Sesh, The Polar Bear, Hull,

LUCIA are: Lucia Fairfull (voxs & guitar), Hamish Fingland (guitar), Ali Scott (drums) and Chris Ballantyne (bass)

‘Summertime’ is out now on Sweet Jane Recordings

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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