Glasgow band Lucia release new single Summertime

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Summertime, the new single from Glaswegian indie rock four-piece Lucia has been released on Sweet Jane Recordings.

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 of 1960s 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.

“People are going to get a surprise when they hear new music because we have stepped things up further now. The new single is a proper summer track. It’s simple, classic and upbeat. It’s the most dreamy song on the EP for drinking in the park with your pals.”

The single was produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Florence)

Lucia was discovered as buskers on the streets of Glasgow and has gone on to play with the likes of Black Honey, The Big Moon, Neon Waltz and The Undertones.

The band have been name checked as “one to watch” by Wonderland Magazine, “one of the UK’s brightest young bands” by Drowned In Sound and praised by NYLON, The Line Of Best, DIY and DORK. Radio support has come by way of BBC Radio 1, championed by Huw Stephen, Phil Taggart, BBC Introducing and Radio X

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.

Here’s a full run down of the band’s forthcoming live dates:

31st Aug – Electric Fields, Dumfries & Galloway,

9th Sept – Get Loud In Libraries, Huddersfield Library, w/ The Orielles
11th Sept Supporting Honey Blood, Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
17th Sept – Bastille Sounds, Paris
22nd Sept – British Sound Project, Manchester

3rd Oct – Dork x Bigmouth presents, The Key Club, Leeds
4th Oct – Radar Love, The Venue, Derby
6th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester

3rd Nov – 2Q Festival, Lincoln
24th Nov – Dirty Weekender Festival, Bakers, Kilmarnock
25th Nov EH6 Festival, Leith Theatre, Edinburgh

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