Posted on February 23, 2014 in english, Music, on the radar

Lucius is the name given to the band fronted by the irresistible partnership that exists between Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig: two Brooklyn girls who aren’t twins, but listening to their soaring harmonies you would be forgiven for thinking they were. Vocally they are inseparable and together they produce impeccable harmonies that are truly unique. Mining a deep seam of eccentric New York musical tropes, they marry a Brooklyn wit-sharp ear for pop melodies to girl group vocal harmonies with percussive post-punk power, like the Shirelles singing at CBGBs with Talking Heads and Television.

The tail end of 2013 saw the release of their debut album ‘Wildewoman’ in the US.

Since then, they have sold out shows across the US, including two nights at The Bowery Ballroom and a show at The Shacklewell Arms that introduced the UK to a communally euphoric live show.

They are now set to release ‘Wildewoman’ in the UK along with an accompanying string of tour dates.

The debut album ‘Wildewoman’ is a product of the social network that they pulled together whilst exploring their music at college: with the addition of bandmates Dan Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri, the result is a joyous and uplifting 11 track record which features tight vocal harmonies, stomping percussion and stunning melodies.

Producing the record themselves, ‘Wildewoman’ is a crisp modern classic of a record that stylishly showcases their influences while preserving a unique spirit that can only ever be 100% Lucius.

Full EU/UK dates:

Apr 05 Botanique – Rotonde – Brussels, Belgium
Apr 08 Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 09 Gebáude 9 – Cologne, Germany
Apr 10 Atomic Café – Munich, Germany
Apr 11 Magnet – Berlin, Germany
Apr 13 Tweetakt – Utrecht, Netherlands
Apr 16 Oslo – London, United Kingdom
Apr 18 Night & Day – Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 19 The Workman’s Club – Dublin, Ireland
Apr 20 Stereo – Glasgow, United Kingdom

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