Lauren Hibberd Shares “That Was A Joke”- Debut Album due August 19th via Virgin Music

July 25, 2022
Photo Credit: Steve Glashier

Lauren Hibberd Shares “That Was A Joke”

Debut Album due August 19th via Virgin Music

Isle Of Wight power pop supremo Lauran Hibberd shares infectious new effort ‘That Was A Joke’, out today (July 22nd) via Virgin Music.

That Was A Joke’ lives in a world of denial, and sometimes it’s better like that”, Hibberd explains. “I feel like it could be a soundtrack to an early noughties kids show but the references are too niche for the average Zoey 101 watcher. It felt like a good track to leak, because I can always lean on the title to save my butt if no one likes it”.

Adding to her thrilling catalogue of adrenaline-fueled hits, ‘That Was A Joke’ follows previous album cuts ‘I’m Insecure’ and ‘Step Mum’, and sees the indie sensation partner once again with revered producer Larry Hibbitt (Nothing but Thieves, Don Broco, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Sea Girls), as her spectacular ascent towards the upper echelons of the indie landscape gathers further pace.

Lauren’s unapologetic fierce attitude meanders to the forefront of this hard-hitting pop creation. Lauren once again captures this charming attitude which is one of the most compelling hooks of this ferocious composition, captured with the mighty immersive quality and dazzling atmosphere that builds and maintains such expressive paths throughout. The lyrics equally capture some innocence and intimacy whilst the vibe feels refreshing, free-formed, and not forced, entirely visceral.

Brimming with charisma and satire-fuelled anthems, the DIY Magazine Class of 2022 star’s remarkable potential is reinforced by the groundswell of support across the press landscape (The Guardian, The Times, NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, DIY, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, NYLON, Clash, Gigwise, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Upset) over the last few years, as well as significant praise across the BBC Radio 1 (Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley) and BBC 6 Music (Chris Hawkins) airwaves, as she tackles the next phase in her thrilling development.

Fresh from nationwide dates supporting chart-toppers The Snuts and Stand Atlantic, as well as a sold-out 2021 UK headline tour, the enigmatic musician’s raucous live show has already seen her earn impressive support tours with Hippo Campus and The Regrettes in recent times. Earmarked for several prominent slots throughout the summer festival season (sharing stages with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Everything Everything and Sundara Karma), Hibberd will also be hitting the road this autumn to coincide with the release of her debut album.

Lauran Hibberd’s ‘That Was A Joke’ is out now via Virgin Music and available on all digital platforms.

Live Dates

29th July – Y Not Festival
30th July – Camp Bestival
31st July – Kendal Calling
5th August – Wide Skies & Butterflies Festival

17th Sept – Arts Club (Loft), Liverpool
18th Sept – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
19th Sept – King Tut’s, Glasgow
21st Sept – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
22nd Sept – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
23rd Sept – The Garage, London
24th Sept – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
30th Sept – Strings Bar & Venue, Newport

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