23rd October | Thekla

With two strong albums under her belt before she’s clocked in the years for a quarter-life crisis, Virginian singer/songwriter, Lucy Dacus is on another European tour to promote this year’s release, Historian. Vulnerable and cutting in equal measures, Historian is an intriguing look at intimacy over a backdrop of fuzzy guitar and pure vocals. Dacus was first scooped up by Matador Records after her debut single, ‘I Don’t Want To Be Funny Anymore’ launched the beginning of what promises to be a long and fruitful career.

Lucy Dacus is bringing her dry wit and tender observations back to Bristol after a sold-out show in the Louisiana last April. This time, she’ll be testing the waters at Thekla with support from one of Bristol’s biggest names of late, Fenne Lily.

Fenne’s bounced from peak to peak, with her debut album On Hold picking up champions left, right and centre, including most recently singer/songwriter, Tom Rosenthal, who duetted with her on his latest release. Though her songs are introspective and soft-spoken, the Dorset singer is known to be witty and punchy on stage and should be a natural fit with Lucy Dacus’ dry charm. Take note, this is not a gig to be missed, as both artists seem on their way to bigger stages.

See Lucy Dacus perform ‘Nonbeliever’ live here: