Climb Every Wall is out now, accompanied by a music video shot and edited by Tamsin Topolski and Mora Laming. The track features on sophomore album Animal which is out on 30 July. The title track Animal was shared last month and received international praise.
Speaking about the origins of Climb Every Wall, Laura Marling explains, “I’d watched a film called The Perverts Guide to Ideology about how ideology is woven into Hollywood cinema, and there was a bit about how in Communist countries they cut out the song Climb Every Mountain from the Sound of Music because it’s too much of a personal, individualistic ideology, so that’s where I got the title.” Lindsay adds, “I spent hours trying to find a bassline that would work. It was a real headache. Then when I got it, I just loved it and I made my girlfriend come downstairs and dance in the room for about an hour.”
LUMP marks a change in sound for Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay. “LUMP is so the repository for so many things that I’ve had in my mind and just don’t fit anywhere in that way,” Marling explains. “They don’t have to totally make narrative sense, but weirdly they end up making narrative sense in some way.” The project became something liberating and distinct; she adds: “it became a very different thing about escaping a persona that has become a burden to me in some way. It was like putting on a superhero costume.” Lindsay says, “There’s a little bit of a theme of hedonism on the album, of desires running wild. We created LUMP as a sort of persona and an idea and a creature. Through LUMP we find our inner animal, and through that animal we travel into a parallel universe.”
When do LUMP headline at Manchester’s Gorilla?
LUMP headline at Gorilla, Manchester, on 31 August 2021. The Manchester gig is the opening show of their five date UK tour:
31 August – Manchester, Gorilla
2 September – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
3 September – Bristol, Trinity
5 September – Brighton, Patterns
6 September – London, Scala