Manchester, UK’s LUCAS have released a new music video for their single “Anne Marie.” Produced and co-written by Cage The Elephant‘s Lincoln Parish, the swaggering indie rock track will appear on the band’s upcoming EP High Wire.
“Anne Marie was a turning point for us in the studio where Parish and I suddenly hit upon that brit-pop psychedelia which definitely sums up a lot of the band’s influences,” says frontman Johnny Lucas. “It was such a fun song to write and record but playing it live is the best and I love watching people get into it!”
After touring around the UK and Europe as a one-man show replete with beatbox and looping magic, Johnny decided to make the move to Nashville and form a full band. It was there that they honed their distinct blend of British and American flavors at Parish’s Talkboxrodeo studio. Johnny’s solo run received heavy rotation on BBC, major appearances at Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festivals, and even a nod from the almighty Jimmy Page who told Johnny “I loved what you did with the loop pedal. There was so much going on it was like a 5-D experience.“
Fraught with complications and lengthy delays, his journey to the US would become fodder for much of the EP’s inspiration. Lucas explains: “After being delayed for 5 months and nearly flat broke, it took a lot to hang in there and trust that things would work out.”
The struggle proved worth it, armed with raucous guitars and anthemic choruses, High Wire is a rousing rock and roll record that weaves together sticky melodies and sly lyrics. With its strong Brit Pop influence and undertones of 60’s idols like McCartney and Jeff Lynne, High Wire is sure to resonate with fans of across the globe.
Listen to “Anne Marie” on Spotify.