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LAUREL + ANOTHER SKY + ROBYN GORDON
Rising UK star LAUREL has announced her incredible debut album ‘DOGVIOLET’, out August 24th on Counter Records. Leading with infectious debut single ‘Lovesick’, the evocative and effortless 12 track LP sees Laurel showcase her sublime vocals and raw guitars.
Recorded without glossing over the imperfections and driven by her personal lyrics and stirring melodies, every track on the album was written and recorded in LAUREL’s home studio in East London. It was then taken to Gizzard Studios to be fed back through a reel-to-reel tape recorder, re-capturing the organic tone that is prevalent within her breathtaking live shows.
Titled after the flower, ‘DOGVIOLET’ is a deeply personal exploration of the bittersweet feeling of love. Laurel says ‘I wrote these songs at home often locking myself away for periods of time in order to capture the true mania that comes from love; although a beautiful feeling, it can often feel a lot uglier.’
Following a huge 2017, including a UK and European tour with Oh Wonder, two sold-out UK headline tours, and appearances at The Secret Garden Party, Live At Leeds, Outlines Festival and Golden Leaves Festival.
First single ‘Lovesick’ sets the tone for the album, with open, sparse production revealing LAUREL’s effortlessly emotive voice and the vintage warmth of her guitar playing. Other album highlights include spellbinding live favourite ‘Life Worth Living’, the infectiously wounded ‘Adored’, spikey punk-pop hit ‘Same Mistakes’ and bitingly intense track ‘Sun King’ showcasing LAUREL’s mesmerising and intense vocals, seeing her singing ‘What is life, but a dream’.
Already receiving support from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Apple Music, Spotify, The Guardian, Wonderland and I-D Magazine, as well as partnerships with Burberry, Ellesse, Levis and Vans, ‘DOGVIOLET’ follows LAUREL’s incredible ‘Park’ EP and her captivating Spotify Live EP, released in 2017.
Watch the music video for ‘Same Mistakes’ here:
Another Sky have just released their track ‘Avalanche’. Check it out here: https://anothersky.lnk.to/AvalanchePR
“Avalanche speaks of the toxic masculinity that bleeds into every other form of oppression, that causes white men with badges to shoot black men without, that causes women to live their lives in fear, that causes men themselves to live in fear.” explains front-woman Catrin Vincent. The song is heavily inspired by Tracy Chapman and her frank yet poetic accounts of injustice, and aligns itself with the current #metoo movement.
The band will begin their ‘Open Rehearsals’ residency at Servant Jazz Quarters this evening; a community night bringing together London’s brightest young musicians. The first three shows will run throughout the summer and will all feature headline sets from the band.
Robyn Gordon takes inspiration from the likes of Lauryn Hill and the late and great Amy Winehouse, finding their extensive ranges, unique tones and thought-provoking lyrics to be a major influence on her own vocals and songwriting.