BLOG #2 - Lauran Hibberd: A GarageBand Superstar
From playing countless times for thousands of people to signing with Virgin Music, and now releasing her debut album ‘Garage Superstar’ - It's definitely been a busy few years for Lauran Hibberd since we last saw her play at Strings!
WHO THE F:)CK IS LAURAN HIBBERD?
Rising from the Isle of Wight, Lauran is a ‘Slacker Pop’ artist that has seen her career and popularity go from strength to strength in the last few years. From playing the biggest festivals, going on multiple headline and support tours, releasing LOTS of music, and even signing with Virgin Music, We can’t wait to see what’s next for the Island’s very own ’GargeBand Superstar.’
THE DEBUT ALBUM - 'GARAGEBAND SUPERSTAR'
Talking to ‘DIY Magazine’ about the new album, Lauran explains:
‘“You know when you’re lining up for PE and you’re the last to get picked to play netball because you suck at everything? When no one wants you to play anything so you have to be goalkeeper for the yellow team?” Lauran Hibberd asks over Zoom. “That’s this album for me.”
It may seem like a fairly self-deprecating way to describe her much-hyped debut ‘Garageband Superstar’, but summing things up with a hilarious put-down is what Lauran was born to do.
Delivering effortlessly witty lyrics while influenced musically by her twin loves of Weezer and Green Day, the record arrives as a follow-up to last year’s ‘Goober’ EP: a riot of songs about sending nudes and skater boys with “skinny arms” that immediately showcased Lauran’s characterful perspective to the world.’
WHAT'S NEXT FOR LAURAN?
With her clever, tongue-in-cheek lyrics and her knack for a great hook, there’s almost no doubt at this point that she’s well on her way to becoming a household name. We can’t stop listening to the album here at the Strings office and are absolutely delighted that Lauran’s playing Strings as part of the album tour.
Don't miss Lauran's anticipated return as part of her 'GarageBand Superstar Tour' on Friday the 30th September. Bought to you by Strings X EarsPeeled.