LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) release their new single, “Late To The Flight”
LUMP album released on 1st June 2018 via Dead Oceans
Perform UK live dates this summer with 2 x additional intimate London shows added at Oslo in Hackney on June 6th
LUMP, the collaborative project from Laura Marling, the Grammy-nominated, Brit award-winning singer-songwriter, and Mike Lindsay, the founding member of Tunng and Throws, and a prolific, Mercury prize-winning producer, today share a second cut from their upcoming album, LUMP (released on 1st June 2018 via Dead Oceans). “Late To The Flight”, the album’s opening track introduces an atmospheric transcendent soundscape bookending the thematic content of LUMP. On the track, Marling evocatively explores the notion of lucid dreaming and the hyper reality of being trapped within a public persona. “Paint dots on your wrists to see me in your dreams” is a technique used to expose a lucid dream.
Listen to new single here
“Late To The Flight” follows the release of “Curse Of The Contemporary”, described by Clash as “a deft combination of two fine songwriting voices”.
LUMP was born of good timing and predestined compatibility. It began one night in mid-June 2016, when Lindsay was introduced to Marling after her show supporting Neil Young in London. On meeting, Lindsay and Marling discovered they had long been admirers of each other’s work.
Lindsay had been busy for some months composing an intricate, ambitious new sound cycle. His compositional style had evolved over the course of years of musical experimentation withTunng, and during his time spent producing other people’s records while living in Iceland. He had arrived at a remarkably visual, colourful sound – a heady blend of wonked-out guitars, Moog synths and pattering drums, set against droning, coiling clouds of flutes and voices.
With the project in need of a lyricist and vocalist, Lindsay and Marling’s meeting of minds seemed all the more fortuitous. He quickly invited her to step into his world, and a few days later they retreated to his subterranean London studio to unite their energies and create LUMP.
That world turned out to be somewhere Marling felt instinctively at home. Inspired by early-20th-century Surrealism and the absurdist poetry of Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler, she wanted to explore the lengths we go to escape our own meaninglessness.
The composers are keen to stress that LUMP is a creation that passed through them, and they look upon it parentally. It is their understanding that, now it has come into being, LUMP is the artist, and it will continue to create itself from here on. Lindsay and Marling will assist it as necessary.
Following their mesmeric recent live debut at a secret show in east London, Marling and Lindsay will be touring LUMP this summer, with appearances confirmed atRough Trade East in London, Festival Of Voice, Latitude as well as two intimate shows in one night at venues in Hebden Bridge, Manchester and London. A second date, with two more shows, has now been added for London’s Oslo in Hackney on June 6th.
Live dates are as follows:
June 1 – London, Rough Trade East instore
June 2 – Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club (6.30pm show)
June 2 – Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club (9pm show)
June 3 – Manchester, Band In The Wall (7.15pm show)
June 3 – Manchester, Band In The Wall (9.30pm show)
June 5 – London, Oslo (7pm show)
June 5 – London, Oslo (9.30pm show)
June 6 – London, Oslo (7pm show)
June 6 – London, Oslo (9.30pm show)
June 8 – Cardiff, Festival Of Voice – Donald Gordon Theatre
June 9 – Bristol, Rough Trade instore
July 13 – Latitude Festival, Henham Park
LUMP is available to pre-order HERE. The track listing is as follows:
1. Late To The Flight
2. May I Be The Light
3. Rolling Thunder
4. Curse Of The Contemporary
5. Hand Hold Hero
6. Shake Your Shelter
7. LUMP is a Product (Credits)