Isle Of Wight power pop specialist Lauran Hibberd releases debut album ‘Garageband Superstar’, out August 19th via Virgin Music.
“‘Garageband Superstar’ is dad rock for your daughters”, Hibberd reveals. “If you don’t get the feeling of relief similar to the one of undoing your jeans button after a big meal, I’d feel crushed. It’s a nod to all of my favourite 90’s sub genres, and the soundtrack to your next favourite trash TV show that no one else gets but you.
There’s tracks about breaking your leg, falling off rollercoasters, taking off your pants, competing with Red Dead Redemption, boys in the supermarket, writing essays on Facebook walls, people who take leg days seriously, and the enigma of being a superstar. All pretty relatable stuff right?
Beyond staining my pants excited to have Brendan B. Brown of Wheatus, DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit and Viji featuring on this record. Music is more fun with friends. Hope you like it. Don’t tell me if you don’t. I’m insecure”.
Comprising of countless adrenaline-fueled, rip-roaring hits, including scintillating lead cut ‘Still Running’ (feat. DJ Lethal), infectious follow-up ‘Step Mum’ and fizzing recent effort ‘Step Mum’, ‘Garageband Superstar’ (LP) sees the indie sensation partner up with esteemed producer Larry Hibbitt (Nothing but Thieves, Don Broco, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Sea Girls) to sublime effect, as her spectacular ascent towards the upper echelons of the indie landscape gathers further pace.
Fresh from nationwide dates supporting chart-toppers The Snuts and Stand Atlantic, as well as a sold-out 2021 UK headline tour, the enigmatic musician’s raucous live show has already seen her earn impressive support tours with Hippo Campus and The Regrettes in recent times. Having landed several prominent slots throughout the summer festival season (sharing stages with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Everything Everything and Sundara Karma), Hibberd will also be hitting the road this autumn to coincide with the release of her debut album.
Lauran Hibberd’s ‘Garageband Superstar’ (LP) is out August 19th via Virgin Music and will be available on all digital platforms.
19th Aug – Rough Trade East, London (7pm)
20th Aug – Rough Trade, Bristol (6.30pm)
21st Aug – Vinilo, Bournemouth (1pm)
21st Aug – Vinilo, Southampton (7pm)
22nd Aug – Rough Trade, Nottingham (6pm)
23rd Aug – Pie & Vinyl, Southsea (1pm)
23rd Aug – Pie & Vinyl, Brighton (6.20pm)
24th Aug – Banquet, Kingston (6pm)
25th Aug – HMV, Manchester (5pm)
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