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Lauran Hibberd to Release NEW EP – ‘FAVOURITE SHADE OF BLUE’

SEEN has learned that Isle of Wight-based, Lauran Hibberd is set to release a new EP via Ditto Music on the 12th of May 2017.

The ‘Favourite Shade Of Blue’ EP is the follow-up to last year’s debut release, the sweetly poignant ‘The House I Built When I Was Small’, and features five brand new tracks, including the EP’s eponymously titled lead single. Recorded at Studio Humbug in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the tracks were produced and engineered by Boe Weaver (Jim & Rob Homes) and feature additional contributions from Rupert Brown (Drums) and Chris Newnham (Guitar).

Beautifully skewed pop – haunting and inspirational, the songs featured here, in Lauran’s own words, “demonstrate the happiness that comes with sadness. It signifies the purity that comes with youth, and how it slowly disappears into the unavoidable…(love, loss and all that falls in-between)”.

Haven taken inspiration from the likes of Laura Marling and Lucy Rose, the singer – songwriter effortlessly strikes a poetic balance between pop and folk by combining her ethereal vocal with a simple, delicate guitar style. The results are quite stunning and are further proof that Lauran Hibberd is emerging as one the most truly original and innovative young artists around right now.

Her debut single ‘The House I Built When I When I Was Small’ was released at the beginning of last year and quickly picked up airplay from Soho Radio, Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Shell Zenner and Kathryn Tickle (Amazing Radio) and Maz Tappuni (Radio X). The single was also featured on the in-store playlists of both Harrods and Costa and was chosen by Newton Faulkner to feature on the June playlist for ‘Richer Unsigned’.

Having toured extensively around the UK over the last eighteen months including appearances at the Y-Not, Bestival and Isle of Wight Festivals, Lauran is now playing to an ever growing fan base and is set to announce a new set of live dates to coincide with the EP release in the very near future. SEEN looks forward to that.

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Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

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Enjoy the Feast of St. Patrick with with a Midleton Very Rare Champagne Cocktail at Corrigan’s of Mayfair

Londoners will know how enthusiastically the city enjoys St. Patrick’s Day. For a different and very luxurious experience of this auspicious day, you might want to try a trip to one of (Irishman born and bred), Richard Corrigan’s restaurants, particularly Corrigan’s Mayfair who will be hosting a full-day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish …

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Art on a Postcard Presents their Secret Auction at The Other Art Fair

Regular readers of SEEN will know that we just love the charitable initiatives set up by Art on a Postcard. They bring art lovers (and it must be said, auction-lovers) together for the support of the Hepatitis C Trust, which is dedicated to raising awareness, ending discrimination and being a hub for information and representation …

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Unflinching: Jenny Wilson releases Lo’ Hi’

SEEN is fascinated by the discomfiting yet necessary vision of Jenny Wilson who has released a new single LO’ HI’, the latest track to emerge from her forthcoming album 
‘EXORCISM’, due for UK release on April 20, 2018 via Gold Medal Recordings. Having previously collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid …

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László Moholy-Nagy at The Isokon Gallery

The Isokon building in Hampstead has been home to many creative people: Agatha Christie, Nicholas Monsarrat, Adrian Stokes and, of course, leading lights in the Bauhaus movement, three of whom, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy are to be honoured with a Blue Plaque, courtesy of English heritage. There is no better time to …

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Asian Cuisine and South American Fire at Avenue

Never mind the snow, SEEN doesn’t let severe weather warnings come between her and the discovery of a new dining concept. Thus it was that I minced carefully down to the old-school London environs of St James, yet another of those areas in the capital that shows us another side of the city. St James …