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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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House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

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aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

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Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …