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Fronted by the enchanting Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Lucius has drawn acclaim for their powerful songs showcasing taut hooks, along with their mesmerizing stage presence and bold visual aesthetics. The New York Times described Wolfe and Laessig’s vocals as being “especially gorgeous,” while Rolling Stone says Lucius is “powerful enough to knock you over.” Talented multi-instrumentalists Peter Lalish and Dan Molad round out the group.

The band has released a pair of albums to date : Wildewoman in 2013 and Good Grief in 2016, which landed on various best-of lists and elicited praise from The Times for its “sunshine-drenched pop” and “vocal harmonies carrying songs rich in melody.”They recently contributed the song “Million Dollar Secret” to one of the last episodes of the HBO show Girls and scored the soundtrack to the film Band Aid.

Wolfe and Laessig have become in-demand collaborators on their own – singing on albums for artists including John Legend, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, The War on Drugs, as well as Roger Waters’ most recent release, Is This the Life We Really Want? – and have toured as part of Roger Waters‘ band over the last few years.

“MADNESS our new song “Madness,” which started off as nothing more than a transcript of a dream before becoming the opening track on our previous album Good Grief

BORN AGAIN TEEN we’re creating a fan-sourced lyric video for our single “Born Again Teen. “Film what it means to YOU to be a “Born Again Teen” and be entered to win a signed vinyl test pressing of Good Grief 

“Something About You” is the newest track off the Lucius’ new album ‘Good Grief’ due out on the 11th March , Lucius have shared a fairly ‘out there’ new video for their latest single . It’s the third song they’ve revealed from their upcoming album ‘Good Grief,’ after previously releasing ‘Born Again Teen’ at the end of last year. ‘Good Grief’ comes out on 11th March via Play It Again Sam Records.

Lucius’ bonkers new video for ‘Something About You’ was directed by Los Angeles’ Mimi Cave, who has also directed several video bits and bobs for tUnE-yArDs in the past. Band vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig skip around a plastic world of pyramids and mysteriously opened doors, growing extremely long limbs, and dancing in blank white rooms (serious ‘Hotline Bling’ vibes, there) throughout.

Wobbling bass plucks, wafting synths sent straight from Saturn, and hypnotic kaleidoscopes; this is surreal, barmy pop music of the best kind. We’re dead chuffed to have the first play of Lucius’ ‘Something About You’ video. Have a watch , and scroll down to check out the Brooklyn band’s upcoming European tour dates.

Care to share a ride with Lucius? Then hop in, but only if you don’t mind making stops to pick up some “friends,” taking a quick detour when the cops show up and hearing their new single “Born Again Teen” along the way. Don’t worry: There’s time for an ice cream break. With a new album “Good Grief” schuleded for next March 2016 and a UK tour , Members: Jess Wolfe Holly Laessig Dan Molad Peter Lalish Andrew Burr.


A one-man band who records and mixes together amazing songs that sound better than a lot of bands with four or five members. From Derby, England, Grawlix the one-man band helmed by musician James Machin (formerly of My Psychoanalyst), does just that.

Not even a year since founding Grawlix, Machin fittingly dropped his debut album, “Good Grief”, in mid February. This is an album all about love and heartbreak, full of raw emotion and despair and the inevitable contradictions of the foolish heart , Its an accomplished album,

Good Grief‘s sonic journey is full of fuzzy, warm guitars, hauntingly beautiful piano melodies, and Machin’s wonderfully pained vocals that morph from moments of whispery, hushed melancholy into uplifting and flourishing choruses that quickly wash away any remnants of despair or discord, providing hope to a world that is too often plagued by darkness. Grawlix lovingly blends all of these elements with sounds of ambient folk, shoegaze and dream pop on tracks like “Run Forever” and “Atlas Bear”

You can hear James Machin’s self-professed musical influences in these songs Bon Iver, Perfume Genius and Panda Bear, among others – are clearly beckoned, and well represented, but never imitated; Machin  is a gifted songwriter, and a talented musician,  Good Grief is  a fine release, the band will be at the Maze on Mansfield Road in April.