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Fast Five: Lucidalabrador



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

Although we are all from different parts of the world, we met when studying music at Goldsmiths, in South-East London. The name Lucidalabrador is an Italian made-up name for ‘Lipgloss Labrador’, which suits the idea of the band trying to fit into a scene that they are not necessarily a part of. But hey, who doesn’t love some Lipgloss?

How would you describe your music?

We love to play with the contrast between soft vocals and heavy guitars; I guess it shows how in music, aggressiveness can be translated in different ways. Also, we listen to a lot og rock and electronic music, so I guess those are the two main genres we are inspired by.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

We’ve been getting everything together for our debut EP ‘I/M/M/I/G/R/A/N/T/S’,  and we’ve also just released the music video for its first single, entitled Daddy. After that, we’re heading out to tour Europe in April.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Wow, that is a hard one! I guess I’d have to go with Cartola, a Brazilian musician from the 50’s. I’ve never experienced any other musician being able to match his lyrics to the actual chords he is playing. I know this sounds a bit crazy, but it’s like every word he says was meant to be sung over the chord he’s playing.  Would have loved to experience it live!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

I guess if we were to choose one island disc as a band, it would probably be Jeff Buckley’s Grace. It’s one of the few albums that we can all listen to without anyone complaining. Trust me, coming up with the playlist for our tour van is a nightmare.