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LAUREL announces debut album ‘DOGVIOLET’ & releases new single ‘Lovesick’

Rising UK star LAUREL has announced her incredible debut album ‘DOGVIOLET’, out August 24th on Counter Records. Leading with infectious debut single ‘Lovesick’, the evocative and effortless 12 track LP sees Laurel showcase her sublime vocals and raw guitars.

Listen to Lovesick here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9vZ-eMGwdg

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 within her breathtaking live shows.

Titled after the flower, ‘DOGVIOLET’ is 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.’

Following a huge 2017, including a UK and European tour with Oh Wonder, two sold-out UK headline tours, and appearances at The Secret Garden Party, Live At Leeds, Outlines Festival and Golden Leaves Festival, Laurel is due to play the following UK Dates this autumn:


Thurs 20th                             BIRMINGHAM, The Sunflower Lounge

Fri 21st                                    MANCHESTER, Soup Kitchen

Sat 22nd                               GLASGOW, Stereo

Sun 23rd                                NEWCASTLE, The Think Tank

Tues 25th                               SHEFFIELD, The Leadmill – Steel Stage

Weds 26th                            LEEDS, Oporto

Thurs 27th                             LIVERPOOL, Sound – Basement

Sat 29th                                 BRISTOL, The Lanes

Sun 30th                                PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms


Mon 1st                                 BRIGHTON, The Hope & Ruin

Thurs 4th                                LONDON, The Dome Tuffnell Park

Tickets on sale 10am Tuesday 15th May. Head to http://www.classiclaurel.com/ for details

First single ‘Lovesick’ sets the tone for the album, with open, sparse production revealing LAUREL’s effortlessly emotive voice and the vintage warmth of her guitar playing. Other album highlights include spellbinding live favourite ‘Life Worth Living’, the infectiously wounded ‘Adored’, spikey punk pop hit ‘Same Mistakes’ and bitingly intense track ‘Sun King’ showcasing LAUREL’s mesmerising and intense vocals, seeing her singing ‘What is life, but a dream’.


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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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