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Lucid 3

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The recording of Lucid 3’s album, Dawn Planes, was a radically different process for the long-standing independent artists. For the first time they used an outside producer, award-winning David Long (Lord Of The Rings, Dave Dobbyn, Fur Patrol) and have worked with major label EMI, freeing them from the burden of business.

The songs on Dawn Planes were written between New Plymouth and Europe.

“I did so much touring/travelling around New Zealand and some parts of Europe during the time I was writing the songs on Dawn Planes. The contrasts of the various places are revealed in the diversity of the songs. The title track, Dawn Planes, was triggered after I accidentally left my dictaphone in my guitar case and recorded the eerie sound of engines rising as we left Wellington airport at dawn. This Soldier is an anthem written after being stranded for some days in China,” she says.

The songs are in keeping with her characteristic writing style, but she has made use of more traditional song-writing tools. Marcus and Derek’s rhythm section and contribution to the music put the distinctively Lucid 3 stamp on the tracks. Before the band went into the studio, they worked with Dave Dobbyn who shared his celebrated skills in song arrangement with the trio.

Lucid 3 has worked together for eight years, and maintained a fervent musical integrity. Victoria Girling-Butcher (songwriter, guitars, keys), Marcus Lawson (six string/bass guitars, keys) Derek Metivier (drums/producer) — joined forces in Auckland in 1999. They gelled instantly and their first musical collaborations produced immediate aesthetic rewards. On a business level the trio maintained an independent spirit and musically they stayed singularly focused on producing quality music.

Unveiled on the band’s own label Lupin Music in mid-2002, their debut album Running Down The Keys (produced by Derek Metivier), earned the band an extensive fan-base nationwide. Success was thanks to impressive live shows, word-of-mouth, b-net radio and music videos. Exactly two years later Lucid 3 released All Moments Leading To This, reaching No.2 on the nationwide Independent Music Chart and Heat-seekers chart. In addition, the single AM Radio won Best Indie Video at the fourth annual Juice TV Awards and was voted No.1 single by Rip It Up readers in their annual poll.

They’ve slotted in comfortably alongside international acts at WOMAD festivals and supported UB40 and Jimmy Cliff. When Victoria opened a show for James Blunt at his Auckland show recently, he was so impressed he doubled her fee. Lucid 3 has toured New Zealand extensively with the likes of Dave Dobbyn, Goodshirt and Brooke Fraser.

Band Members:
Victoria Girling-Butcher (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Derek Metivier (drums)
Marcus Lawson (bass, backing vocals, keyboards)

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Lucid 3 – Dawn Planes – Instores May 28
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 7:29 pm
The recording of Lucid 3’s new album Dawn Planes, has been a radically different process for the long-time independent artists. For the first time they used an outside producer, award-winning David Long (Lord Of The Rings, Dave Dobbyn, Fur Patrol) and have worked with major label EMI, freeing them from the burden of business.

The songs on Dawn Planes were written between New Plymouth and Europe, where Victoria has spent time in the last two years.

“I did so much touring/travelling around New Zealand and some parts of Europe, during the time I was writing the songs on Dawn Planes. The contrasts of the various places are revealed in the diversity of the songs. The title track, ‘Dawn Planes’, was triggered after I accidentally left my dictaphone in my guitar case and recorded the eerie sound of engines rising as we left Wellington airport at dawn. ‘This soldier’ is an anthem written after being stranded for some days in China,” she says.

The songs are in keeping with her characteristic writing style, but she has made use of more traditional song-writing tools. Marcus and Derek’s rhythm section and contribution to the music put the distinctively Lucid 3 stamp on the tracks. Before the band went into the studio, they worked with Dave Dobbyn who shared his celebrated skills in song arrangement with the trio.

Lucid 3 has worked together for eight years, and maintained a fervent musical integrity. Victoria Girling-Butcher (songwriter, guitars, keys), Marcus Lawson (six string/bass guitars, keys) Derek Metivier (drums/producer) — joined forces in Auckland in 1999. They gelled instantly and their first musical collaborations produced immediate aesthetic rewards. On a business level the trio maintained an independent spirit and musically they stayed singularly focused on producing quality music.

Unveiled on the band’s own label Lupin Music in mid-2002, their debut album Running Down The Keys (produced by Derek Metivier), earned the band an extensive fan-base nationwide. Success came thanks to impressive live shows, word-of-mouth, b-net radio and music videos. Exactly two years later Lucid 3 released All Moments Leading To This, reaching No.2 on the nationwide Independent Music Chart and Heat-seekers chart. In addition, the single ‘AM Radio’ won Best Indie Video at the fourth annual Juice TV Awards and was voted No.1 single by RipItUp readers in their annual poll.

They’ve slotted in comfortably alongside international acts at WOMAD festivals and supported UB40 and Jimmy Cliff. When Victoria opened a show for James Blunt at his Auckland show recently, he was so impressed he doubled her fee. Lucid 3 has toured New Zealand extensively with the likes of Dave Dobbyn, Goodshirt, and Brooke Fraser.

Dawn Planes is the pinnacle of Lucid 3’s career to date and is set to project the band to luminary heights.

The final album will be the first local release to feature the new ‘Open Disc’ technology, unlocking exclusive Lucid 3 content to the fan who purchases the CD.

The album is instore on Monday 28th May.
 

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Victoria Sings
Posted: Sun Apr 9, 2006 12:26 pm
Victoria Girling-Butcher the voice extraordinaire from Local talent Lucid 3 is set to open for James Blunt at the St James on his upcoming show.

Her voice and guitar playing is sure to win over new fans and those who already know her sound will know that even without fellow band mates Marcus Lawson and Derek Metivier it will be an excellent sound.
 

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Auckland Zoo 11feb06
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:17 pm
Lucid 3 are supporting Pluto at the Zoo on this date. 6-9pm. IIRC Lucid 3 are on at 6.30pm. Should be a fantastic early evening concert. details at www.lucid3.com

paul
 

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Lucid 3 Upcoming TV Appearances
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:45 pm
Victoria plays a solo performance of the song “All Moments Leading To This”, Maori TV, Friday 2nd October, 9.30pm.

The band plays a live performance of “West” on ‘A Queen’s Tour’, TV3, Thursday 14th October, 8.30pm.
 

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Lucid 3 News
Posted: Thu Sep 9, 2004 7:59 pm
Lucid 3 is a featured album on RadioIO’s Acoustic stream for the second week of September. RadioIO is an internet-only radio station with approximately 300,000 subscribers in the US with streaming also available to non-subscribers.

The album 'All Moments Leading To This' will also shortly be available for US audiences via Apple iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers.

http://www.radioio.com/radioacoustic.php

Don't miss Lucid 3 - supported by Stylus 77

AUCKLAND: Dogs Bollix - Thursday 23 September
WELLINGTON: Indigo Bar - Saturday 2 October

Both gigs are $15 @ door; doors open 8:30pm
 

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Lucid 3 Win Juice TV Award
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:37 pm
Lucid 3 picked up the award for 'Best Indie Video' at last night’s 4th Annual Juice TV Awards for their video 'AM Radio'. Directed by Richard Bell, the track was the first single off the band’s new album 'All Moments Leading To This'.

The award was decided by public vote, and the band are understandably thrilled to have won their first ever award.

Muse Entertainment and Lucid 3 would like thank Juice TV and all who voted, as well as Richard Bell and all at Shuriken, Mark Kneebone, Bernie Griffen and all at Global Routes Music.

To view the video online visit the band’s website http://www.lucid3.com
 

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Lucid 3 - New Video and Photos
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:40 pm
Lucid 3 have just confirmed that their new video 'Pitch Jumping' will be directed by Kezia Barnett. Kezia has recently completed clips for Goodshirt and Pluto. The new video will be doing the rounds in late September.

The Lucid 3 website has been evolving with loads of new photos and graphics being added to the gallery section. If you haven’t visited yet, then go to http://www.lucid3.com
 

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Lucid 3 Head Into The Charts
Posted: Thu Jul 8, 2004 8:02 pm
Lucid 3’s new album 'All Moments Leading To This' became the highest new entry in the national RIANZ Heatseekers Chart today, debuting at #4.

The band also occupy positions 1, 2 & 4 on Amplifier.co.nz’s Contemporary Music Chart with the singles 'A.M Radio', 'Pitch Jumping' & 'West' respectively.

If you haven’t already seen one of the band’s memorable live shows, check them out on the remaining tour dates:

- Saturday 10th July Dux de Lux, Christchurch with special guest Flip Grater
- Saturday 17th July Safari Lounge, Auckland with special guests Fang and DJ Jason Rockpig
 

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Hear New Lucid 3 Tracks
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:37 am
The highly anticipated new album from Lucid 3 'All Moments Leading To This' is just round the corner. Available in all good record stores from Thursday 17th June.

Visit http://www.lucid3.com to hear tracks from the new album.
 

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Lucid 3 Nominated For Juice TV Awards!
Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2002 12:08 pm
Lucid 3 have received the following nominations in the Juice TV Awards:

* Best Indie Video (Smooth Machine)

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