Lucigenic have provided a much-needed female presence in the Manchester rock scene with their powerful and hypnotic sound. With new single Playtime from their recent 1 EP being released in aid of Save Our Venues, it seemed a perfect opportunity to catch up with the group.

What made you want to get into music?
Seeing Kate Bush on Top of Pops archive

Who has had the most influence on your music?
Velvet Underground, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fleetwood Mac, Blondie, Chameleons, Jefferson Airplane.

What has been the biggest challenge in your career so far?
Playing RecRock Festival, when the stage monitors died, and we had an on-stage wasp invasion…

Cassettes, CD, Vinyl, download, or stream?
Vinyl and stream/downloads.

What was the last album you listened to?
She Drew The Gun…Revolution Of Mind.

If you could support anyone, who would it be and why?
She Drew The Gun…amazing live… love everything about this band.

What other bands or musicians do we need to be checking out right now?
Soak, Becca Mancari, Cigarettes after Sex.

How are you carrying on during lockdown?
Writing lots of new tunes ready for Far Heath Studio time in August. Also supporting #saveourvenues with live video streams of a new track.

Give us a few hints on what’s in store next for the band.
EP 1 just released, supporting #saveourvenues, and a new project with producer Mike Bennett and amazing drummer Simon Wolstencroft… we start recording in August at Far Heath studio.

What would be on your band rider?
Grey Goose vodka, and Curly Wurly chocolate.

You can find out more about Lucigenic on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Their 1 EP can be streamed on Spotify.