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Laura J Martin

Tuesday 6th December 2016

+ Yumi and the Weather + DJs Emily & Megan (Bloom)

At The Marwood

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £8 + booking fee / £10

Laura J Martin is a rare talent; Martin plays a multitude of instruments from flutes to xylophones, using the instruments to create her own sonic sweet spot that she’s generous enough to share with us. The Liverpool songwriter released her album ‘Dazzle Days’ last year, a collection of songs that were in fact dazzling. Her new album ‘On The Never Never’ was released on March 11th, co-produced in Nashville by Lambchop’s Matt Swanson and Tony Crow.

On her new album ‘On The Never Never’, Liverpool’s finest purveyor of bucolic, otherworldly pop music Laura J Martin has swapped the lo-fi approach of the past for her most expansive sound yet, dealing in themes of identity and the
homogenisation of culture. The album comprises of a beautiful sonic journey from the delicate to the dancefloor worthy, the former being particularly evident in the exquisite Everything You Know. The graceful unfussy rhythm beautifully complimenting Martin’s sweet vocal, with fleeting blasts of her trademark flute.

“Laura J Martin’s records have always been brilliantly original” – Louder Than War

“Favourable comparisons with Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush have followed Martin closely so far, and prove to be well-founded, given the lush and theatrical nature of her music” – Getintothis

“All of Martin’s music sounds written for an imagined puppet play, flitting around like Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – For Folk’s Sake


Plus support from Yumi And The Weather

Yumi And The Weather is the wavy seaside guitar-electronica & rhythmically led pop of Ruby Taylor, a veteran of Brighton’s alternative music scene.

She has put out 2 EPs on XVI Records, coupled with remixes from Ambassadeurs, Manni Dee, Vondlepark & Kiwi, which gained support from blogs and online magazines such as Clash Music, Stamp The Wax and Hunger TV, Vice’s Noisey, and premiers on Line of Best Fit and XLR8R. Radio support and plays from BBC6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft, Don Letts and Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Introducing Sussex’s Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing on Radio 1, and U.S’s East Village Radio and KEXP.

Yumi is soon set to release a couple of singles in early 2017, whilst working on her live show featuring local musicians, and finishing another EP in the build up to her debut album.

Also… the DJ skills of Emily and Megan from Brighton’s dream-pop combo, Bloom to make this your perfect evening!