Laurel

Musician — Portsmouth

Photograph by Kamila K Stanley

Name? Where are you from?
Laurel. Portsmouth.

Describe your style in three words?
Crazy pattern queen.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to (and why)?
Ariel Pink at Heaven. He’s such an enigma. The set swung in a million directions throughout. I love how different all of his songs sound- completely unrestricted.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Talking Heads. They are my favourite band. I am in absolute awe, I would have loved to have seen them live too. I actually do a cover of this song on my own set. 

Bjork. She is such a genius, sharing a stage with her would be a dream. 

Which subcultures have influenced you?
DIY music scene.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history - who would it be and why?
Jesus Christ. He’s probably the number one mystery man. I have a few questions for him. 

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I played the Omera last year, which was amazing, its such a good venue. The stage looks really beautiful in pictures, it’s the perfect sort of size for a cosy venue that feels big. 

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
'Only You' by SteveMonite. This is one of the most amazing songs I’ve ever heard. I think he’s beginning to be known as quite a legend, butstill nobody seems to know anything about him, but this song.


Rising UK starlet Laurel released her debut album 'Dogviolet' in August 2018, a collection of personal and bittersweet love songs, all written and recorded in Laure's home studio in East London.

The first track you played on repeat?
'Dr Jones' by Aqua.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'New Romantic' by Laura Marling.

One record you would keep forever? pick a track.
'West End Girls' by The Pet Shop Boys.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"You got a face with a view"

From 'This Must Be The Place' by Talking Heads.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'A Dream Of You And Me' by Future Islands.

A song you wished you had written?
'Someone Told Me' by Jake Bugg.

Best song to turn up loud?
'You Got It' by Roy Orbison.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Malibu' by Miley Cyrus.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'Where The Wild Things Are' soundtrack album by Karen O & The Kids.

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
Faux Real, Polly Money, Honey Moon.

 

Photograph by Kamila K Stanley

Name? Where are you from?
Laurel. Portsmouth.

Describe your style in three words?
Crazy pattern queen.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to (and why)?
Ariel Pink at Heaven. He’s such an enigma. The set swung in a million directions throughout. I love how different all of his songs sound- completely unrestricted.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Talking Heads. They are my favourite band. I am in absolute awe, I would have loved to have seen them live too. I actually do a cover of this song on my own set. 

Bjork. She is such a genius, sharing a stage with her would be a dream. 

Which subcultures have influenced you?
DIY music scene.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history - who would it be and why?
Jesus Christ. He’s probably the number one mystery man. I have a few questions for him. 

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I played the Omera last year, which was amazing, its such a good venue. The stage looks really beautiful in pictures, it’s the perfect sort of size for a cosy venue that feels big. 

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
'Only You' by SteveMonite. This is one of the most amazing songs I’ve ever heard. I think he’s beginning to be known as quite a legend, butstill nobody seems to know anything about him, but this song.


Rising UK starlet Laurel released her debut album 'Dogviolet' in August 2018, a collection of personal and bittersweet love songs, all written and recorded in Laure's home studio in East London.

The first track you played on repeat?
'Dr Jones' by Aqua.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'New Romantic' by Laura Marling.

One record you would keep forever? pick a track.
'West End Girls' by The Pet Shop Boys.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"You got a face with a view"

From 'This Must Be The Place' by Talking Heads.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'A Dream Of You And Me' by Future Islands.

A song you wished you had written?
'Someone Told Me' by Jake Bugg.

Best song to turn up loud?
'You Got It' by Roy Orbison.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Malibu' by Miley Cyrus.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'Where The Wild Things Are' soundtrack album by Karen O & The Kids.

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
Faux Real, Polly Money, Honey Moon.

 

Laurel | Adored (2018)

Laurel | Life Worth Living (2016)

Laurel | Shells | Dot To Dot Festival 2015

Laurel | Blue Blood | Dot To Dot Festival 2015

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