Luluc are the indie folk duo made up of Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett. Originally from Australia but now residing partly in Brooklyn, Luluc first came into attention when they collaborated with producer Joe Boyd on two songs to be included in the 2012 Nick Drake tribute album Way To Blue. Their profiles significantly raised, Luluc were able to gain fans with venerable indie band The National, in particular, guitarist Aaron Dressner who has agreed to co-producing Luluc‘s newest record Passerby.
While Passerby is technically Luluc sophomore full-length record, it is their first real album to be exposed to a wider audience and chance to showcase their own particular brand of folk music. Gentle, vulnerable, and fragile – these are the adjectives I would use to describe Luluc‘s brand of folk music. There’s a intimacy to their songs, one that feels measured and earned, like a slow unfurling beauty that you know is coming. It’s all incredibly pretty and one worth a listen to.
Stream first single Without A Face embedded below.
Luluc – Passerby comes out 7/15 via Subpop (order here)