Big Top, Sunday 2015
Lucy Rose has gradually become one of the most respected and influential of the new generation of UK artists. Since moving from her home in Warwickshire at the start of the decade she has followed her own path through the indie and acoustic scenes. In 2011 her trio of self-released singles Middle Of The Bed, Scar and Redface invented their own world of uniquely emotive post-acoustic pop.
Relentlessly touring through 2012 and 2103 she connected with a hugely cross sectioned audience and manned the merch stall every night. As a friend and fan of the band she toured with Bombay Bicycle Club and sang on their records. Her debut album for Columbia Like I Used To was recorded in the living room of her parents house and produced by Charlie Hugall. It beautifully mined her growing up years and expanded on her girl-with-acoustic guitar roots.
Videos for her 2012/13 singles Lines, Bikes and Shiver were in turn inventive, playful and moving and the songs made their own space on UK radio playlists. Finding herself regularly asked to sing on other people's tracks she said no to nearly everyone, only agreeing to contribute vocals on tracks by Ghostpoet, The Manic Street Preachers (and the Bombays).
Through 2013 she worked on her second album, pushing her musical boundaries and forging a close bond with producer Rich Cooper. In the summer she took time out from writing and recording to support Neil Young in Hyde Park and play the second stage at Glastonbury Festival. The Independent review of her Glastonbury show singled her out as one of the festival's rising stars, labelling her “the stand out female vocalist of the weekend.” The widescreen adventure of her forthcoming second album, set for summer 2015 release, will take her to the next level.