Lauran Hibberd who draws influence from artists such as Laura Marling and Lucy Rose strikes a poetic balance between Pop and Folk by combining her ethereal vocal with a simple, delicate guitar style. Her most recently released single ‘I Don’t Like It When You Smile‘, is already attracting attention with air play on Radio X’s Communion Presents, BBC Introducing and was recently selected for a play on Radio 1 as part of the Huw Stephens show.
She achieved great success with her debut single ‘The House I Built When I Was Small’ which was instantly picked up for airplay by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music, Shell Zenner and Kathryn Tickle on ‘Amazing Radio’ and more recently Maz Tappuni on Radio X as well as ‘Best of British Unsigned’. The single can also be heard on the in-store playlists of both Harrods and Costa and was chosen by Newton Faulkner to feature on the June playlist for ‘Richer Unsigned’.
Lauran has captivated audiences with her live performances at several great festivals this year including Isle of Wight Festival, Y-Not Festival and the main stage of Bestival. With more new music already recorded and ready for release 2017 is looking to be another fantastic year for Lauran.
Irish singer-songwriter Maria Kelly continues to soar as she exhibits her raw, yet, intimate style through the release of Stitches, out on 7th October 2016.
Stitches again displays Maria’s fragile vocal ability, as well as her capacity for bittersweet storytelling, as she effortlessly creates a sound the likes of Lucy Rose and Lisa Hannigan would be proud of. The single is an honest, plaintive track exploring themes of self-preservation and coming to terms with the inability to open up to your partner as a result of self- doubt and past experiences. Maria has always managed to absorb her listeners into her music due to her beautiful lyricism, evident once again on Stitches, which she has delightfully paired with an affective string arrangement throughout the track.
Growing up in Mayo, Ireland, Maria spent many years crafting and developing her sound into a stunning combination of delicate indie-folk. She has been writing music since the age of 10 and has already played numerous shows in both the UK and Ireland supporting the likes of Orla Gartland and Wyvern Lingo.
Maria has received praise from various online publications including Consequence of Sound, The Irish Times, Nialler9 and Radio X to name a few, and is currently working on new tracks for her next EP as well as developing her live sound in preparation for a hectic 2017.
Stitches by Maria Kelly is due for release on 7th October 2016