New Music – Lucius, Fanlights, Joshua Burnside
New arrivals on the OTR new music radar from Brooklyn, Dublin and Down
Lucius’ beautiful, infectious sweet and dark earworms like “Hey Doreen” are total wows. Fronted by Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig, the Brooklyn-based band’s debut album “Wildewoman” is due for release in a few months’ time on Mom+Pop.
Dublin-based newbies with a neat line in strong, well-constructed, radio-friendly alternative nuggets all brilliantly marshalled by Unamae Cahill’s confident belter of a voice, which also sounds swell on her solo Soundcloud tracks. Check out “Fortune Teller” and three other tracks here.
From Lisbane, Co Down, Joshua Burnside’s rumbling, brooding, powerful, energetic folk-pop comes with many different angles and twists. The Queens University student has already recorded a handful of EPs, with the magnetic “Black Dog Sin”, from the latest “If You’re Goin’ That Way”, the one to check out.