5 Minutes With... Lucy Rose

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to attend the opening of new Oxford Street shoe shop, Call it Spring. Now, being a human and a girl- I love a good pair of shoes, so it sounded pretty darn good. Additionally, I was told one of my favourite solo artists, Lucy Rose was going to be playing, and I was lucky enough to catch up with her for a short while (which included some cheeky posing with some shoes). Despite becoming frightfully shy, forgetting any in depth or knowledge proving questions (and not declaring that I in fact sing 'Middle of the bed' at most opportunities) it was lovely to sit down for a chat with her. She has an amazingly dry sense of humour, makes her own jams and tea blends to sell at gigs (Builder Grey anyone?) and her debut album Like I Used to showcases her stripped back talent in all it's full glory...

For those that haven't listened to your music, could you tell us a little about your sound and yourself?
I play acoustic guitar, started about five years ago and I've just released my first album- that's a good indication of what my sound is if you listen to that.

Which artists inspire you the most, and is there anything in particular you like to write about?
I think most of the things I write about, I wouldn't ever want to write about. I end up doing it because, for me the most personal things are always the best to sing about and the most honest ones connect with people. Neil Young has been a big part of what's inspired me for this album particularly, because nowadays everything's quite perfect with records and I wanted to make sure that my album had imperfections which gave it character- I don't want it to be too glossy and a lot of his stuff almost sounds like demos but that's why it sounds so good.
Which has been your most memorable gig so far?
I say this every night, but the most memorable one is usually the one that's the most recent in a way- so last night probably in London was a big deal for me.

...and the highlight?
It's difficult because there's so many gigs are different. Reading was a big festival for me, this summer- it was before the album was out and was still a full packed tent which was unexpected. The highlight of my career in general was probably the fact I've got my album out in shops- feels like the biggest achievement in a way because it sort of means it's actually happening. Again, probably last night in London playing in front of 1,500 people was really bizarre.
IMG_5276p What do you think you'd be doing it if wasn't music?
I'd either be an accountant, or doing geology or something.

What's next for Lucy Rose?
Erm, I got a Little Noise session tomorrow for Jo Wiley- the Mencap thing she does in Churches, so that should be fun. I'm going on the Dermot O Leary show tomorrow but he's not there which is pretty gutting- it's Steve Lamacq which is great, I've met him a few times. But I was so hoping to get some X Factor gossip! In more of the future I guess just touring this album. I haven't really done it in any other territories apart from Europe and the UK so it'll be interesting to see if people in other places like it. I'm going to China next week to do some gigs, and I've never been before- so it will be really good.
IMG_5269p Finally, what's your idea of the perfect Sunday?
Well, obviously a Sunday Roast to start with, and I'm a sucker for the cinema- I think the cinema is one of my favourite things to do.

What's your favourite film?
My favourite film is probably Harold and Maude- I highly recommend you see that! Honestly.

Thank you to B PR for a lovely evening, and buy Lucy Rose's debut album here!



  1. Adore Lucy's music, she's amazing! Love it when you see a blog you read and music you listen too combine :)

  2. Hi what a cute little interview, i will admit i have never heard of, i will youtube her and keep my ears out. Lucky lucky you <3 I bet you won't forget that in a hurry! xx


  3. I didn't realise how small she was haha I've been listening to her for a while now and she sounds so genuine! Yay for Sunday Roasts! ox

  4. I love Lucy Rose, my discovery of last year!

  5. i love lucy rose!


  6. She's a total cutie pie and I really like her music. I think I like her a helluva lot more after she said "Harold and Maude" is her favourite movie though! <3 In the last picture, you look like the star, lol.


  7. Great post Olivia, really enjoyed reading this! Going to check out Lucy Rose's music now on YT!

    Eda x

  8. I'm so jealous; Lucy's music is just beautiful and from your interview she seems to be so effortlessly cool.
    Olivia, you have the perfect music taste!x


  9. I love Lucy Rose! She seems like such a nice person and is amazing live-perfect interview!

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  10. Lucy Rose seems like a sweetheart.
    Your coat is lovely, by the way! x


  11. Oh wow I'm so jealous, I love Lucy Rose! Saw her at Bestival this september xx

  12. Is she wearing an RNLI jumper?!
    Nice post :) I find myself singing "middle of the bed" a lot too! xx

  13. i love lucy rose! my favourite song of hers is 'bikes'. if you like her music, you might like leddra chapman, she's a good 'un haha.


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  14. Lovely blog post. I love how you always bring something new to the blogging world. Going to have check Lucy Rose out! :)

  15. Your hair is amazing haha, she sounds lovely Ive actually never heard of her before this, I always love the question what would you do if you werent doing music, as it reveals so much about a person and her answer was so interesting! Great interview



  16. Thanks to this post I started listening to her music, I love her! :) Thank you! :D


  17. I've never heard of Lucy before but she seems like such a lovely girl I'm going to check her out now so thank you :)


  18. I love lucy, thankyou for the interview ❤

  19. omgggg....she's awesome. I just searched her song in youtube, I was confused what song is the best then I tried "Middle of the Bed". I love it
    Thank you for sharing :)


  20. Ah, I met Lucy at Bestival a couple of years ago. She is so down to earth and beautiiiiful (the girl is working those strawberry blonde bangs!)
    Lovely interview Liv!

  21. Ahh, so jealous!
    Lovely interview :)

    Rosie x

  22. I love Lucy Rose I am a huge lover for any artist who sings with an acoustic guitar!


    Paige xo

  23. Ah amazing - Lucy Rose is awesome! Great interview :) My other half just included her in his 'top albums of 2012' :)

  24. Aw what cuties! Love Lucy Rose, and I love these posts Olivia :) so interesting!
    Looks like you had a great time! xo


  25. so cool that you met her, I saw her at a festival in summer and she was awesome! :) xx

  26. I've been really into her music recently, she's brill~ thanks for sharing this interview x

  27. Lucky you Olivia - I bloomin love Lucy Rose!

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

  28. She seems so sweet!

    I can get on board with any girl who likes a roast dinner.

    Becky | lifestyleflash.com

  29. The pictures are lovely and thanks for sharing it with us.

  30. I've listened to Lucy Rose on YouTube a little but I think I'll have to investigate this album! She seems like a total sweetie, I really enjoyed reading this.


  31. Amazing post! Lucy Rose is so talented, so lucky to have got to meet her and watch her sing!

    lucy xx

  32. you are lucky one <3 i love lucy rose and i can sing every her song from my heart <3

  33. you're so lucky to have met lucy rose, she is just an amazing singer x

  34. Aw you're so adorable! Keep the blog going, it's wonderful.

    Eva xo

  35. Oh I love Lucy Rose! Your blog is so good, I love reading it :)
    Katie xx

  36. YES, amazing! I love Lucy Rose after I heard Middle of the Bed last year, then the love was further cemented when she was performing backup vocals for Bombay Bicycle Club when I went to see them. She's adorable and so talented and I'm really jealous you met her! x

  37. I love her music! And your pictures, and your hair... pretty much loved everything about this post :) x

  38. I love Lucy Rose! Great interview (and photos) you're so luckyyyy

    Francesca xo


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