Along with press accolades, including Lucy’s first ever front cover in January 2012 for The Fly and new band features at Sunday Times (Culture), NME, Daily Mirror, Music Week, etc, etc. Lucy Rose has been clocking up the airplay counts too. A Record of the Week and playlist at 6 Music for last single Scar, Radio 4 featured artist on Loose Ends, Radio 2 spot plays and session confirmations, as well as round the clock plays from every specialist DJ at Radio 1 for both singles (Middle of the Bed and Scar), including daytime spins from Fearne Cotton, show it’s not just the press getting excited about Lucy Rose.
Lucy’s journey began, when she hopped on a train to London leaving behind the house in which she grew up in rural Warwickshire and struck out for the big city and the big time. Armed with an acoustic guitar and an unstoppable dedication, Lucy played every open-mic imaginable, she met people on the way who are still with her now and with their support and her graft she learned the ropes. As her songs and sentiments spread their warmth through the iciest of hearts, Lucy became that most modern of phenomenon; she went ‘viral’. Her biggest video has clocked up over 600,000 views and on average her sessions and videos are receiving 250,000 views each.
February 2012 brought a third single from Lucy Rose, Red Face. The debut exclusive play has been made by Huw Stephens as part of the Radio 1 daytime take over and feedback already suggests that the song is an exciting departure and growth from her trademark vocal delivery. In moving forward, Lucy decided to return home to record her debut album. Setting up in the basement where she once taught herself guitar,Lucy, the producer Charlie Hugall, recording team and band are folding down their beds and mic’ing up the mixing desk. Expected in Summer 2012 and with a support tour to Noah & the Whale confirmed, be prepared for a confessional long player of disarming intimacy and candid truth. To quote the Daily Star “So simple she makes Adele look try-hard”