Laurel + Saltwater Sun

Wed 22nd Mar 2017
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8:00pm | 11:00pm curfew
Tickets: £6
Age restrictions: 18+
Presented by Lola's Night


Southampton-raised, 22-year-old London-based singer, songwriter and producer Laurel Arnell-Cullen released her Park EP at the end of 2016, and has signed to iconic English independent label Counter Records.

The Park EP was written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Laurel in her East London bedroom based studio. The first taster; ‘Hurricane’ demonstrates a maturity of sound beyond her 22 years, her breathy vocals sitting atop exquisite melodies with heartfelt, intimate delivery.

It followed the release of singles ‘Life Worth Living’ and ‘San Francisco’, which LAUREL released on her label Theia earlier in the year. The tracks saw her garner a wealth of support from BBC Radio 1, Beats1, Apple, Spotify, New York Times, The Guardian, i-D, DIY, The Line of Best Fit and many more, reaching Top 3 on Hype Machine’s Popular Chart and surpassing half a million plays in under a month – her Spotify listener figures are in excess of 300k every month and growing.

Saltwater Sun

Hype Machine purveyors might well have already been transfixed by London’s latest buzz band, as the rays of Saltwater Sun have slowly spread to farther reaches since the unveiling of debut track ‘Habit On My Mind‘ last week. Trends follow trends follow trends and so the West London quintet have already been heralded as the UK’s answer to 2014 indie-darlings Alvvays, but just as the latter are fuelled by an intangible burst of Scandinavian magic, so too Saltwater Sun are shaped by their immediate surroundings, rather than another band of similar ilk. There’s a ripple of London life trailing its way right through the heart of their debut track; the rush and the clamour, the full-hearted swagger of it all and it’s that which gives them their distinct fibre. – GoldFlakePaint

All profits for this show go to the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity.