November 18, 2016 |

Lucid Fly Take On The A-Z Challenge | Interview

Lucid Fly Take On The A-Z Challenge | Interview

November 18, 2016 |



Lucid Fly are breathing some life into prog rock by combining it with alternative and dark rock, creating a blend of interesting and creative tracks. Debut album Building Castles in Air was released on November 11. We asked frontwoman Nikki Layne to take on our A-Z challenge.

A song that made you want to make music?

Well, how about an entire album…Aenima by Tool. When I first heard those songs, they blew my mind!

Best rider you've ever had?

We haven't had a notable rider yet but we had some real nice treatment on the PNAS cruise. It was very cool to hang in the artist-only dining area alongside some of our idols.

Craziest moment you've experienced in the band?

We were touring the Midwest in the winter of 2004 – we were driving through North Carolina (on the way home to Florida at the time) and we hit some black ice on the interstate in a van that we rented and we hit a semi-track and slid off into the median. Everyone was fine (including our gear) but the van was totalled and there were so many other accidents on the freeway that the tow truck driver dropped us off at a gas station and left us to fend for ourselves! Luckily, we had a friend whose family lived at that exact exit and they picked us up and took us in for 3 days until we got everything sorted!

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Ribbons – “Wrapped in bandages protecting myself from the outside, cutting one by one…ribbons…in a ceremony for myself”

Easiest song you wrote?

Mascot – we wrote it after we got back from a cruise in 2014 and it all just fell into place.

Favourite song in your set?

Come on that's too hard... always the newest one! But depending on the mood:

Waiting or Paperthin or Ribbons.

Guest you'd most like to feature on your record?

I would love to feature any (or all!) of these singers: Maynard James Keenan, Daniel Tompkins, Ian Kenny, Kim Benzie, Imogen Heap or Nina Ramsby. Too tough to pick just one!

Hardest thing about being in a band?

It’s expensive! Recording, touring, rehearsal studio rent, upgrading gear, buying merch…every little thing adds up.