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By Sarah Turnnidge
Just over a year since her sixth studio album, Semper Femina, all was looking relatively quiet for Laura Marling fans. That is, until a mysterious teaser appeared yesterday on her social media channels for a project called LUMP.
It was revealed on Friday that Grammy-nominated artist (and our forever muse + hero) Marling has teamed up with musician and Tungg founder Mike Lindsay to create brand new single, “Curse of the Contemporary”, which will be followed by a self-titled album and intimate headline tour on 1 June.
As reported in a newsletter sent out to mailing list subscribers, the pair were introduced to each other after Marling’s set supporting Neil Young at the O2 Arena in London, and discovered that they were unknowingly mutual admirers of the other’s work. This chance meeting led to a series of sessions held in Lindsay’s studio, where the direction and production of LUMP was created.
Today’s launch of the first track, “Curse of the Contemporary”, is accompanied by a surreal video created and directed by Esteban Diacono, featuring a red yeti (also featured in LUMP’s logo) contemporary dancing in a warehouse.
The duo will play three headline dates in early June: Saturday 2nd at Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, Sunday 3rd at Band on the Wall in Manchester, and Tuesday 5th at Oslo in London. Those who pre-order the album will be eligible for access to an exclusive tour pre-sale from Tuesday 17 April at 10am. General sale will open from Thursday 19 April at 10am.
LUMP will also play on Friday 8 June at Cardiff’s Festival of Voice.