Introduce us to your band!
Introductions are always difficult. We are Lucifour M – a trio born in 2019. We write, produce and mix all our stuff while the mastering of these first releases has been done by the great Dave Cooley in Los Angeles. Our first EP has just come out and in 2020 a second one will be released alongside a tour.
I said that making an introduction is difficult, but introducing this band is even more troubling for one reason: Lucifour M is a project that has taken a long time to come about, I was even working on some demos while I was playing with M + A. We were playing Glastonbury during a tour in the UK and I asked Marco to listen to those demos; he was enthusiastic, he shot this sound in the air for a while and after five years, we decided to make it properly.
How did you guys start out?
It sounds obvious but Lucifour M came about by just playing. The whole writing process is done by working live on embryos or scripts of songs and then sometimes even just by jamming. For me, writing and jamming are the same as, “everything nice in the moment sucks then”. From here, most of the music we produce is spontaneously prolific.
Describe your band’s sound.
The sound is layered and is written a lot with the unconscious: there is a little bit of Connan Mockasin, the PC Music World, a lot of jazz, but also death metal, Rejjie Snow (with whom I had the pleasure of collaborating with), The Neptunes, Burt Bacarack and Lou Reed influences in there.
I can’t describe it. Maybe just take a listen – we are not fully aware, everything happens quite naturally.
What influences your craft?
Just us, obviously!
What makes your project different?
We don’t believe we are different, better or worse! We are proud of the work and the concept that started out as just an idea and is now lasting, fortunately.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first?
For the moment I would say our song, Dog.
What is your quintessential track?
What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
The fact is that we have not opened ‘Pandora’s Box’ yet. We have a lot of beautiful experiences internationally but there is a lot more to come. Let’s just say, the best way to make sure that we have had lots of highlights is to make sure that when it ends, we have given it our all.
How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
In 2020 many things will happen: the release of a new record, collaborations with legendary Daniele Baldelli, our songs will feature in an American film (released in March) and we are working on touring America and Europe. I can’t say much except that we will definitely be at The Great Escape in Brighton in May.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
Aaaah! Lucifour M can’t dwell on this. For now we are only going to make history.
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