I’ve been a fan of Laurel since she first came to my attention during the Road to Blissfields event in 2012. Following her previous EPs, Laurel has just announced the release of her debut album ‘Dogviolet’ which will be released in August on Counter Records. The first release is the infectious ‘Lovesick.’
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 in her live shows.
Titled after the flower, the album described as 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.”
Laurel will be playing live over the summer, kicking off with Winchestival in June, Leopallooza in July and then her own UK and European tour. For those of us on the south coast, we can catch Laurel at The Wedgewood Rooms on September 30th and The Hope & Ruin in Brighton the following night. For full details including how you can purchase tickets visit her website which is linked below.