'Burying Bones' is the latest album to be released from pianist and singer-songwriter Andy Lucas. Recorded in Glasgow's Green Door studios, the album was recorded entirely on tape, the band wanting to create an album that sounded vintage, and cast aside digital perfection in favour of analogues beautiful scratchy imperfection.
The album is the follow up to 2010's critically acclaimed 'Weekend Millionaire'. The song 'Turbulence' from that album became a surprise underground success in Beirut, and let to another single, 'Love Games' which in turn followed suit. Andy Lucas' songwriting continues here in a similar vein, exploring a myriad of subjects, from pastel coloured retrospectives to dark portrayals of human fear and frailties, with threads of humour interweaved throughout.
The band consists of piano, bass and drums. Andy Lucas sings lead and plays piano, Charlotte Printer plays the bass and sings, and Brian Payne is the drummer. They create a piano trio sound that is large, inviting and warm. There are also several guest artists from the Glasgow music scene including Ruth Campbell on Cello, Chris Greive, Paul Towndrow and Cameron Jay on horns, and Susie Mitchell, Jane Robertson and Stefanie Lawrence on vocals.
The band were formed as Andy Lucas' band in the wake of Weekend Millionaires release for live shows. Since then they have played extensively throughout the country, at T-in-the-park, and including shows abroad.
Several songs including 'Valentine' and 'Pills for Thrills" have acheived airplay on BBC Radio.