Isle Of Wight’s resident slacker pop queen Lauran Hibberd announces debut LP ‘Garageband Superstar’, arriving August 19th via Virgin Music, and shares lead single ‘Still Running (5k)’ featuring Limp Bizkit’s DJ Lethal. (photo credit Steve Glashier)
Detailing the inspiration behind the album title, Hibberd explained: “‘It’s named after the first track I wrote for this album, it made sense to me to call it this because I sometimes do feel like I’m famous when I’m in my bedroom and writing songs on garageband. Also I’m very aware that as soon as I leave that space, I’m just like everyone else. And I’m ok with that”.
Marking the latest addition to her stacked catalogue of rip-roaring anthems, ‘Still Running (5k)’sees the indie sensation team up once more with esteemed producer Suzy Shinn (Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Dua Lipa) and signifies Hibberd’s spectacular ascent towards the forefront of the emerging indie elite ahead of her eagerly anticipated debut record.
Brimming with charisma and satire-fuelled hits, the DIY Magazine Class of 2022 star’s remarkable potential is exemplified by the groundswell of support across the press landscape(The Guardian, NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, DIY, Billboard, NYLON, Clash, Gigwise, Upset) over the last few years, as well as significant praise across the BBC Radio 1 airwaves (Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley) as she prepares to enter the next phase in her phenomenal development.
Fresh from nationwide dates supporting Stand Atlantic and her own sold-out UK headline tourlast autumn, the enigmatic musician’s raucous live show has already seen her earn support tours with Hippo Campus and The Regrettes, in addition to dates alongside The Snuts next month and prominent slots earmarked throughout festival season.
“If ‘Comparison is the Thief of Joy’ I obviously don’t want myself to be happy”, reveals Hibberd. “‘Still Running (5k)’ explores my self-destructive ideals. In a world where everyone’s life looks better online, and everyone’s thighs don’t touch except in real life, it explains what it feels like to start believing what you read. It’s dangerous to compare your life to others, and it’s somewhat humorous that this is what we let ourselves become. Being the first track off my debut album, with newer hip hop influences, but the same humour-coated stomach aches, I have managed to successfully write a song all about running on the premise that it has absolutely nothing to do with running.”
27th April – Academy, Manchester (w/ The Snuts)
28th April – Northumbria Uni, Newcastle (w/ The Snuts)
30th April – O2 Brixton Academy, London (w/ The Snuts)
1st May – Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorsal
7th May – Are You Listening? Festival, Reading
14th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
27th May – Bearded Theory
28th May – A Stone’s Throw Festival, Newcastle
4th June – Live At Leeds
4th June – Sonic Wave, Birmingham
16th June – Rock For The People, Czech Republic
9th July – 2000 Trees, Cheltenham
22nd July – Truck Festival
29th July – Y Not Festival
30th July – Camp Bestival
31st July – Kendal Calling
5th August – Wide Skies & Butterflies Festival