Having kicked off the year in style with the release of their new single Blueheart, as featured on Spotify UK’s New Music Friday, Glaswegian indie-rock four-piece LUCIA today release the video for Blueheart, which was directed by the band’s frontwoman Lucia Fairfull alongside Michael Roddy, Ross ImaIach and Ronan Park. Lucia has been heavily involved in the direction of all of the band’s videos to date. Watch Blueheart HERE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KikiqW6dgaQ
Speaking about the video she explains, “The Blueheart video is expressing what happens when you feel trapped in a toxic bubble. People can easily hide how they feel on the outside, whilst their true feelings eat them up on the inside.”
Blueheart was released on February 1st through Sweet Jane Recordings. Produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and mixed by Charlie Holmes and Mark “Spike” Stent (Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Muse, Arcade Fire, Florence, Lady Gaga)Blueheart is brimming with energy. It’s a powerful return from LUCIA who were hailed one of NME’s 100 for 2019. Listen toBlueheart here – https://orcd.co/blueheart
After an incredible 12 months for the Scottish band, 2019 is set to be a MASSIVE year for LUCIA. Having played just shy of 100 gigs in 2018 with; 19+ festival dates; including SXSW, TGE, Latitude, TRNSMT Boardmasters, Neighbourhood to name a few, plus UK support tours with We Are Scientists and Estrons and closing the year out by playing BBC Introducing’s Great Escape First Fifty showcase in London, which aired on Huw Stephen’s Radio 1 show on Sunday evening things continue apace in 2019 with an another intense period of live activity including; Radar Festival, SXSW, Hit The North, The Great Escape and supportingMarsicans on Abbie McCarthy’s Good Karma Club tour in April.
02/03/2019 Radar Festival, Zurich, Switzerland 12/03/2019 SXSW, ATC, The British Music Embassy, Latitude 30, Austin, Texas
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
03/05/2019 Club Achtung! Q-Factory, Amsterdam, Netherlands 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
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 non-stop touring. This is modern rock n’ roll driven by instinct alone. The perfect soundtrack for a teenage dream.