Shakey Graves and Lucius
Acclaimed indie-pop band Lucius has been turning heads since the start, thanks to their irrepressibly catchy songs and bold aesthetic. Formed by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the Los Angeles group got rolling with their 2013 debut album Wildewoman, which Rolling Stone hailed for “an updated ’60s girl-group sound at once fresh and thrilling”. Lucius shifted the focus on 2016’s Good Grief with moodier songs, before taking a break from the studio to join Roger Waters on his Us + Them Tour in 2017-18. Lucius returned in 2022 with the dance-ready collection Second Nature, which features singles “Next to Normal”, one of NPR Music’s top songs of the year and “Dance Around It” the pulsing song with Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile. In addition to their own work, the GRAMMY-nominated Wolfe and Laessig are singers in demand: their voices have graced songs by a host of other artists, including Carlile, The War on Drugs, John Legend, Harry Styles, Jeff Tweedy and Ozzy Osbourne.