Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Isle of Wight power pop sensation Lauran Hibberd has announced her debut album tour that coincides with the release of her new track ‘Step Mum’. The bright young musician will kickstart her UK tour on the 17th September at Liverpool’s Arts Club.
Speaking on the release of ‘Step Mum’, Hibberd explains: “If you’ve been lucky enough to have not had one for yourself, you’ve probably already met her in a movie. I just realised there were not enough songs in the world about step mums, I had a big desire to change that. This song is as equally funny to me as it is scary for my dad. For legal reasons, this is not about my own stepmother”.
The single will be accompanied by a backlog of adrenaline-fuelled anthems, with the first of the bunch seeing the rising indie star join forces again with revered producer Larry Hibbitt (Nothing but Thieves, Don Broco, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Sea Girls). It is a fiery track that propels Lauran closer to indie pop glory.
Fresh from nationwide dates supporting chart-toppers The Snuts and Stand Atlantic, as well as a sold-out 2021 UK headline tour, Lauran Hibberd is flicking past 2022 in full throttle as she looks to build on her CV. Rubber Stamped for several prominent slots at UK summer festivals, she will be hitting the road in autumn with one goal in mind – to bring her enigmatic and raucous live performances for the fore once again.
The new track ‘Step Mum’ is out now via virgin music and available on all digital platforms.
UK FESTIVAL DATES
27th May - Bearded Theory
28th May - A Stone’s Throw Festival, Newcastle
4th June - Live At Leeds
4th June - Sonic Wave, Birmingham
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
UK TOUR DATES – SEPTEMBER 2022
17th Sept - Arts Club (Loft), Liverpool
18th Sept - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
19th Sept - King Tut’s, Glasgow
21st Sept - Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
22nd Sept - Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
23rd Sept - The Garage, London
24th Sept - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
30th Sept - Strings Bar & Venue, Newport