Saturday 20 April 2019

LISTEN: Lauran Hibberd - 'Hoochie'

"If I was you, I would probably love me too." 

While I'm not always one for musical comparisons and saying things like "if you like ____, you'll love ____" I must say that in the year that has brought us the wonderful debut from Stella Donnelly there is most certainly space in my musical heart for Lauran Hibberd. I loved her track Sugardaddy earlier in the year but never got round to sharing - so I'm getting on this brilliant new track pronto! 

Described (accurately) as "humorous, infectious and charismatic in equal measure" Lauran hails from the Isle Of Wight and is very quickly creating a name for herself locally and further afield. Having just supported Hippo Campus on a UK/EU tour she's releasing the single ahead of her biggest headline shows to date and appearances at a bunch of festivals including Live At Leeds and Glastonbury Festival, where she'll be performing on the BBC Introducing stage.

Talking about the track, Lauran explains that "'Hoochie' is a 90s slang term for a bit of a 'loose' woman. It's also the name of my new hamster. For me, this track is kind of that three-month period, after you've stopped hanging out with someone and you realise that actually they were kind of a tool, and that maybe you are alright. I think there's a confidence in this track lyrically that I'm yet to filter through to my actual life. I'm looking forward to this happening."

Among a bunch of festival slots this Summer, Lauran Hibberd is heading on a three date headline tour in May, taking in Joiners in Southampton (21st), Jimmy's in Manchester (22nd) and The Lexington in London (23rd) - tickets and full live dates here!

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