“Lucid Safari – the project for songwriter Daniel J Lewis and his roster of local musicians – display a level of musical maturity that generally takes a few years on the live circuit to solidify.” (The Point Music News)
“Think indie rock grooves laced with psych-reggae flavours and tight instrumentation that demands your head nod in unison to the beat” (Scenestr)
“Rock with striking riff, reggae and pop ambivalence in total communion!” (Roadie Music)
“A roots-rock flavoured love song that sizzles with a pulsating rhythm section and psychedelic, bluesy flourishes throughout” (Scenestr) [About ‘Lady’]
“A sweet and endearing song that touches from the first seconds.” (IGGY Magazine, France) [About ‘Lady’]
“Despite the declaimed references of big names like Sticky Fingers, Ocean Alley, The Terrys, Pacific Avenue, RHCP phase “Californication” and The Police, their sound sounds very personal, full of the most prolific identity” (Roadie Music)
“Lucid Safari is just what summer called for, a ‘smooth and beautifully crafted melodic’ sound that suits the warm and relaxed season perfectly” (Music Festivals Australia)
“Always On My Mind” hit No. 5 in the AMRAP metro charts – March, 2022
Meanjin/Brisbane dream-rock project Lucid Safari have another hot hit up their sleeve with ‘Waiting For The Sun’,which will be let loose on November 3.
Winners of The Sound Garden’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ in late 2020, Lucid Safari went on to perform at Wynnum Fringe Festival the very next month, and have since played at iconic local venues The Zoo and The Triffid, and alongside the highly regarded Kate Miller-Heidke and Ian Moss. Their most recent track ‘Till The End’ comes hot on the heels of the group’s debut EP ‘Delirium’, released earlier this year in February.
This new song is an energetic blend of the band’s psych, surf, reggae and rock influences – Lucid Safari once again brings Daniel Lewis’ sonic vision to life with a band of rotating accomplished musicians.
‘Waiting For The Sun’ isthe perfect coastal-rock summer anthem. Infectious percussion and washed-out synth waves, a blistering guitar solo and echoed refrains of ‘whoa’s’ – it’s all here, and it’s so fun. Buckets of feel-good groove and catchy vocals hook their way in and will get listeners lured into a dream state of ‘feet on the ground, head in the clouds’.
Frontman Daniel Lewis elaborates:
“As well as welcoming back the sunny season, the song reflects the feeling of living through the ebbs and flows of life knowing that when times are tough, good things are sure to come back around.”
And there’s plenty more good things ahead for the group, if their track record is anything to go by. ‘Liquid Dreams’ premiered on Double J’s Stir It Up with Sarah Howells, while ‘Lady’ was added to high rotation on US station KXFM, and the band has stirred interest from Livewire, Scenestr, The Point Music News, plus many more media outlets and community radio stations. Boasting a sold-out headline show at Black Bear Lodge, a single launch at Felons Barrel Hall, and plenty of upcoming shows including the Wynnum Fringe Festival and supporting Australian X-Factor winner Reece Mastin – Lucid Safari are gaining popularity everywhere they go.
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait much longer – Lucid Safari release ‘Waiting For The Sun’ on November 3. Be sure to head to the single launch at Woolly Mammoth on November 12, they’ll be putting on a show with co-headliners The Urban Sea and special guest Sam Syrah – details below!
Lucid Safari & The Urban Sea Single Launch
With Special Guest Sam Syrah
5:30pm – Sat 12 Nov 2022
Woolly Mammoth, Meanjin QLD