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Lauran Hibberd

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Lauran Hibberd is a slacker pop genius from the Isle of Wight who keeps slamming out infectious and amazing songs.

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Quick and quirky, Lauran Hibberd’s ‘Step Mum’ is a comic-book caricature song with alt-pop bounce with a chorus break that references The Colour and the Shape, which we file under “unexpected influence”. The song is playful, though cutting, and barely steps across the two-minute mark. It’s the kind of irreverent material that Lauran does so […]

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This year has seen an amazing and dazzling stream of new music and fiction, which we’re exited to review in our end of year highlights. It has also been a terrible year as we lost one of the most amazing humans we have ever met. As the singer and guitarist in Delays, Greg Gilbert made […]

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Spoken interludes, fun bouncy verses, and a trademark Hibberd chorus; that’s the ingredients in this smoosh-up anti-love song. ‘We’re not getting a dog,’ degrades into ‘we’re not getting along’ as it becomes clear this is a venomous break-up song… but it’s so fun… can it really be?! In short, yes. Somewhere out there is a […]