If someone were to approach me and say that this new artist they are showing me can perfectly blend realist punk tendencies with polished pop beauty and all the indie sheen that comes in between I would be… sceptical, to say the least. However, this is exactly how I would describe the musical stylings of Isle of Wight Lauran Hibberd. After a recent push from BBC introducing, a slot on the half time show at a Hundred game, and the best project she has put out yet (her July EP Goober) things seem to be moving forward at increasing pace for the singer songwriter.
Despite having released music since 2017 Hibberds most prolific period has come in the last year, with the songs Bleugh, Boy Bye and Old Nudes sitting comfortably at the pinnacle of the unique sound she has created. With festival appearances approaching, including a slot at Reading & Leeds and tour dates rapidly getting put under her belt its genuinely exciting to see how far she will be able to take herself. There’s yet another great unique sound coming from the Isle of Wight and this one may just be THE ONE.
BEST TRACK: Bleugh – This mix of punk, pop, indie and rap is exactly the kind of thing anyone would want to kick off an EP. A straight-to-the-point guaranteed good time.