The Isle of Wight raised, fuzzed up Indie/Rock artist claims: ‘Don’t tell me stories, I’ll write songs about them’.
After a successful year of releases, securing support from Clash Magazine, Earmilk, Crack in the Road, Nothing But Hope And Passion. Spotify have championed her latest release ‘Call Shotgun’ landing it a place on the New Music Friday UK, The Indie List, All New All Now playlists and more. Lauran has also gone to selling out her first headline show, as well as a string of support shows including Clean Cut Kid/ Bryde and Girli. and has taken to the Bestival main stage for two years in a row. Other festival appearances include Liverpool Sound City, Isle of Wight Festival, Common People and Blue Dot. Lauran is off on tour throughout August supporting Eliza and the Bear.
Lauran has had great radio support, including Steve Lamacq at BBC 6 Music, John Kennedy at Radio X and has received a constant support from BBC Introducing. Lauran’s latest single ‘Call Shotgun’ has even been chosen as BBC Introducing’s track of the week on Radio 1 commencing on 3rd August.
Lauran’s ever-growing sound hints at a grander and grungier live setting, captured effortlessly and with no coming up for air in her recordings to date. Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music described a prior release ‘Hunny is this what adults do?’ as ‘ a colourful animation in which Lauran’s left – field personality spills over’ he went on to say ‘It’s uniqueness of sound is what makes this song so darned stand-out attractive.’
Her single ‘Fun Like This’ has been described as a ‘Pop etched ode, to non conformity’. It’s said to be a ‘big old grungey 90’s single, which has been nailed perfectly.
CLASH: Lauran Hibberd has an innate knack with melodies.
Each song from the rising talent feels immaculately well packaged, the finely honed verse leading to a gleefully contagious chorus.
CRACK IN THE ROAD: Lauran Hibberd’s songwriting has a real sense of personality and character to it – a trait that’s increasingly rare in a passively playlist orientated world.