Austin southern rock band Uncle Lucius return to the UK in October/November this year “The Light is a record whose songs, both melodies and lyrics, are beautifully and thoughtfully constructed.” - The Daily Country “...the all-encompassing, world weary zest of The Light proves now more than ever that the band is more than ready for their time in the spotlight.” - For Folk’s Sake
Following the success of their UK tour dates in January and their latest single 'Age of Reason', Uncle Lucius have announced a UK tour in support of their fourth album The Light. Starting on October 31st at Greystones in Sheffield, the tour also stops at Whitney, London, Brighton, Glasgow, and Leicester.
ABOUT UNCLE LUCIUS: For fans of: Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Brothers Osborne Having shared stages with Merle Haggard, Zac Brown Band, Shooter Jennings, Ryan Bingham and Hayes Carll, Uncle Lucius will already be familiar to many who consider themselves fans of country, Americana and southern rock.
For a decade, the band built its fan base the hard way, through relentless touring and restless searching. When the time came to exit the Nashville ‘machine’ and find a new way to create and release the music they needed to make, they called on their die-hard fans for help. Hundreds of believers pledged tens of thousands of hard-earned dollars. Both humbled and exhilarated, the band hit the studio, eager to justify their fans’ love with the labor of their hearts and souls.
The resulting fourth LP, The Light, is the statement their fans have waited for, with its songs of seeking and questioning, of reaching out to others, of excavating the hidden strength within. After years spent spreading their message across Texas, here at last is the vehicle that can take them to the national - and international - level. Much about Uncle Lucius sets them apart. Five songwriters combining forces is neither common nor easy, but what each individual loses in pride the band more than gains in power. The song itself matters more than who wrote it, more than the genre to which it belongs. “It’s not about trying to write a certain kind of song,” says Galloway, “it’s about harvesting whatever song comes.”
Despite that organic method, The Light’s 12 songs share themes of travel, movement, and quests without destinations. The album places the band in unfamiliar sonic territory, and much credit belongs to producer George Reiff (Shinyribs, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Band of Heathens) for testing their limits. Every member influences every other, and that combined filter comes close to defining what Uncle Lucius is. “We’re a five-headed beast,” Galloway insists, “and our songs speak for us. Whether we succeed depends on how well they resonate in the world.”
Uncle Lucius' single 'Age of Reason' is available now to stream via Soundcloud.
For more information and ticket details, please visit www.uncleluciusmusic.com.