Rising UK based singer/songwriter Laurel has announced her debut album ‘Dogviolet’, out August 24 via Counter Records. Leading with infectious debut single ‘Lovesick’, the evocative and effortless 12 track LP sees Laurel showcase her sublime vocals and raw guitars.
Titled after the flower, ‘DOGVIOLET’ is a deeply personal exploration of the bittersweet feeling of love. Speaking of the album, 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."
‘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 favorite ‘Life Worth Living’, the infectiously wounded ‘Adored’, spikey punk pop hit ‘Same Mistakes’ and bitingly intense track ‘Sun King,’ all showcasing Laurel's mesmerizing, intense vocals.
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 in her breathtaking live shows.
Laurel's debut album 'Dogviolet' is a follow up to her well-received EP 'Park' and her Spotify Live EP, both of which dropped in 2017. The same year, she launched a UK and Europe tour, which included a performance at 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 will also be touring in support of her new album this fall. Find her complete tour schedule below. Tickets are available here. Also, check out the album art for 'Dogviolet' below:
Laurel 2018 Tour Dates:
Thu 20 - Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
Fri 21- Manchester, Soup Kitchen
Sat 22 - Glasgow, Stereo
Sun 23 - Newcastle, The Think Tank
Tues 25 - Sheffield, The Leadmill – Steel Stage
Weds 26 - Leeds, Oporto
Thurs 27 - Liverpool, Sound – Basement
Sat 29 - Bristol, The Lanes
Sun 30 - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 1 - Brighton, The Hope &Amp; Ruin
Thurs 4 - London, The Dome Tuffnell Park