We sat down with Italian indie pop band Lucifour to find out about their recent singles, plans for 2020 and some guaranteed sonic bombs!
Interview by Jane Howkins
How was your 2019?
It was a very fun and at the same time furious year. It was in 2019 that roughly Lucifour M was born; therefore a good part of 2019 has been continuous work; days and days in the studio to mix and produce. Then we have been signed by Sonar Kollektiv (Berlin) and K7, the mastering in Los Angeles with Dave Cooley, the first releases, press, radio. We just took a breath of fresh air with live at the end of 2019, with two shows, one as radio sessions at World Wide FM, the other one in a proper club, at the Arkaoda in Berlin.
Then, UNO, our first EP, has been released; however we can tell that 2019 was actually the embryonic phase of this project. 2020 will be full of news and things that we still cannot say. All very beautiful things. A little accident occurred: one of us broke four ribs and punctured a lung. But now he’s doing very well indeed better.
Did you release any music? If so, what can you tell us about that?
Yes, we released several singles, the first one last July, Dog. For the video we worked together with Emanuele Kabu, a friend and great illustrator and animator. Then, shortly thereafter, the first EP, UNO, was released, which you can listen to digitally wherever you want. The second EP will be released in the early months of 2020.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
We are finishing the next release planned for early 2020 which is going to be a new album, at the same time a collaboration with the legendary Daniele Baldelli, and the release of an American film with some tracks from both EPs.
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
We have planning a tour, we are working on it these days. Perhaps there will be America, Italy and a first leg will end with a UK tour including The Great Escape Festival, in Brighton, in May. In 2020, however, we will publish all the dates.
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Very different things, among us we do listen to really everything. and not all influences are musical. If I have to tell a few, Neptunes, certain intuitions of the world of Atlanta, but also Modjo, Death Metal, Bowie come to my mind. I don’t think it’s possible to say “one” or “what” … infinite variables.
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Sega Bodega and Puma Blue but I tend to listen maniacally, which is, for long periods, even just one song: Faceshopping by Sophie’s for example.
In the last few days I have listened to Steve Lacy and Pino Daniele – my god, so cool!
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
At the first I would reply with: just do both. As for the live it will be a sonic bomb, guaranteed!
Any last words for the fans?
Stay tuned. Bye and kisses!