Interview With Laura K
CHARMINGLY TWEE, UKULELE-TOTING, ANTIPODEAN SONGSTRESS
Our collaborative project with EardrumsPop now boasts a rather impressive list of alumni. As well as The Very Most, Tiny Fireflies, Paperfangs, Sometimes Always, Alison Eales, Baffin Island, KooKooo Kitchen, Early To Bed, Far Concern, Boca Chica and Olafachada, we can now add Laura K to the growing roll-call. Need a recap?
EardrumsPop is an internet-based record label. They have developed a style and business all of their own. They love warm and melodic music of all kinds, endorse collaborative working and feel it’s their public duty to get good music and ace art out into the eyes and ears of the general public. They do not believe in money so their releases are given away. You can experience this warming generosity and eyegasmic brilliance over at their website. This time around, they’re showing off Laura K to the world.
Laura K wrote her first song when she was eight and learned to play piano three years earlier. Today she’s a pop-centric multi-instrumentalist (playing keyboard, ukulele, glockenspiel and melodica). Her songs tell tales of love, life and heartbreak, yet she manages to deliver them in an uplifting and amusing manner. She used to live in Brisbane, where she played in bands like Roman History and Little Scout, but is now based in London. In addition to her solo aspirations she also plays keyboards and sings backing vocals in Tigercats.
Now that you’ve been fully briefed on about Laura K you should probably sample her music. We’re hosting Saboteur here – which is yours to keep for nowt – and you can also (read: should definitely) download the full, free, digital single package here, which includes cover artwork by Laura’s favourite illustrator (Sarah Lippett), a lush booklet with all these intraview photos in and three tracks (including a Real Estate cover). It’s an undeniably sweet deal for you pilgrim. Fill your face.