Say hello to zoë randell from luluc
How did you guys first cross paths? In Edinburgh, Scotland. We were both travelling overseas for the first time – Steve with a backpack and his guitar, me with only a backpack. Friends linked us up because I was complaining that I’d left my guitar at home. Where’d the name Luluc come from? It’s a French nickname. There’s no meaning we’ve been able to find, but we love the sound of it. Kind of lilting with a slightly hard edge. When it’s said right, anyway! (It’s ‘Lou-luke’.) Best thing about being in a duo? We’re very likeminded in our vision. And we have different skills, but together they cover the whole of what we need: writing, recording, producing, mixing, performing, various instruments, and so on. We’re able to create records almost entirely by ourselves – that gives us the room to do it our way. Favourite spot to chill in Brooklyn? Prospect Park. There are huge lakes, trees, swans, flowers, and so many people from all different walks of life. Oh, and our studio, a converted garage. It’s heavily sound-proofed and so beautifully quiet, with all our instruments and lovely windows. Like our own Tardis. We can seal the door and be in our own world. What do you miss the most about living in Australia? Space. Trees. Sun. Lack of trash on the streets! And the ease of living, comparatively. New York is intense, and things take much longer to get done, because it’s so busy everywhere all the time.