After releasing her debut album Dogviolet, Laurel launches a European tour with 12 UK dates including a Manchester gig at Soup Kitchen.
The 12-track Dogviolet was released in late August via Counter Records. Titled after the flower, Dogviolet is a deeply personal exploration of the bittersweet feeling of love. Laurel explains ‘I wrote these songs at home often locking myself away for periods of time in order to capture the true mania that comes from love; although a beautiful feeling, it can often feel a lot uglier.’
Recorded without glossing over the imperfections and driven by her personal lyrics and stirring melodies, every track on the album was written and recorded in Laurel’s home studio in East London. It was then taken to Gizzard Studios to be fed back through a reel-to-reel tape recorder to capture an organic tone.
Dogviolet follows the singles Lovesick, Crave and Same Mistakes which were released across the summer in the run up to the album.
The trio of singles hinted at the range the album would subsequently explore, from the open sparse production of lead single Lovesick to the cinematic soaring Crave and the spikey punk pop of Same Mistakes.
Laurel now sets out on a huge 33-date UK tour. The run of dates include 12 UK shows, opening at Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge before arriving at Soup Kitchen, Manchester.
When does Laurel headline at Soup Kitchen Manchester?
Laurel performs at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen on 21 September 2018. The Manchester gig is one of 12 UK dates:
20 September – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
21 September – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
22 September – Glasgow, Stereo
23 September – Newcastle, Think Tank
25 September – Sheffield, Leadmill
26 September – Leeds, Oporto
27 September – Liverpool, Sound
29 September – Bristol, The Lanes
30 September – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
1 October – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
4 October – London, Dome Tuffnell Park
image of Laurel courtesy Andrea Mae Perez