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High octane, high energy: Slacker pop queen Lauran Hibberd

Slacker pop queen Lauran Hibberd (Photo Credit: Nathan Russell)

Crafting music like an open book and delivering incredibly infectious music, Lauran Hibberd has made a name for herself as the English slacker pop queen. Not only is she a whirlwind of energy on stage, she’s also known for capturing raw emotions with her witty and tongue-in-cheek songwriting. Unsurprising, the rising indie star has already made her first appearance at esteemed music festivals like the Great Escape and Glastonbury in 2019. 

Hailing from the Isle of Wright, Lauran has dabbled in indie folk songwriting at an early age but soon discovered her love for loud and uproarious rock music after getting exposed to the music of Weezer. Featuring only four tracks, her sharply assembled debut EP Everything is Dogs is an instant favourite.

The opener ‘Sugardaddy’ is a hilarious manifesto that tells the emotional highs and lows of acquiring a sugar daddy, asking the all-important question: Would you rather work seven days a week or pin your hopes and dreams on your sugar daddy dying in his sleep (possibly in five more years)? The catchy single ‘Frankie’s Girlfriend’ presents itself as a heated exchange between two females, inspired by a funny anecdote about her friend Frankie and his jealous girlfriend who is threatened by their friendship – and how she has got a psychopath obsessing over and ruining her life now.

Lauran Hibberd (emilymarcovecchio)
Photo credit: emilymarcovecchio

Lauran Hibberd’s new single

In January, 2020, Lauran released her latest single ‘Bang Bang Bang’. “‘Bang Bang Bang’ is my ode to the teenage girl. It’s built for the prom scene in ‘10 Things I Hate About You’. It’s the cycle of going back to the same person even when you know you shouldn’t and I guess the fallout of all of that”, Lauran explained. Doubtlessly, this high-voltage single is the charming anthem set for larger audiences and larger stages.

What’s so outstanding about Lauran is that she can bring upon a pop rock frenzy with not just explosive sound and a powerful stage presence, but also a storyline that will get you hooked immediately. With a delicious blend of storytelling and melody-driven beats, it won’t be long until Lauran Hibberd becomes the next big sensation.

Live Dates

15 February – The Joiners, Southampton
16 February – The Louisiana, Bristol
18 February – The Bodega, Nottingham
19 February – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
20 February – Camden Assembly, London


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