Exclusive Premiere: Wicked Things’ “Luci” is an adrenaline-driven ode to the devil
Finding modern bands that embody a true, confident, steadfast hard-rock sound is difficult to find nowadays. That sound that defined the ’70s and ’80s from bands like Van Halen and Aerosmith is one many modern musicians have a hard time nailing. This is not the case for Sydney, Australia-based rock band Wicked Things. Their sound is a riveting blast into the past of the ’80s era when music of volume and intensity was truly in its prime. Fusing their contemporary electric sound with rock nostalgia, they’re at the front of a new wave of a modern hard-rock genre.
Their newest track “Luci” is a prime example of their succinct sound. From the complex mechanics of each instrument, the solid, amplified bass track, glam-rock vocal line, passionate drum-kit hits down to the boosted and iconic electric guitar sound, each instrument has its moment in the sun to truly shred. The sound drives forward for the entirety of the track, and it’s a massive rock spectacle all the way through. With a hard-hitting sound that screams adrenaline amidst the consistently quick-thinking melodic lines, their live shows are undoubtedly epic and intense. There’s zero hesitation amongst the sixteenth-note features, and it’s clear no matter what this band sets its mind to, you can’t stop them.
Wicked Things said that the inspiration for the track comes from an iconic movie from the ’80s: “The inspiration for this song came from watching the movie Crossroads featuring Ralph Macchio. It tells the story of a kid who wants to play the blues and then ends up in a guitar duel with the devil. The song tells of what his life is like post guitar duel, the devil on his trail all the time, wanting a rematch but he stays confident that he can beat him wherever, whenever.”
Wicked Things is made up of four brothers, working to embody the ’70s and ’80s hard-rock sound in everything from their lifestyle, look, and, of course, sound. This is the group’s second new release of the year, with the promise of three more to come. Listen to “Luci” below and keep up with the band on their Instagram for more.