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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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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.