hmv's Next Big Thing... #278 Lauran Hibberd
Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you pop slacker Lauran Hibberd...
Who Is She?
Hibberd hails from the Isle Of Wight and has been quietly collecting excellent singles and EPs for the last couple of years. 2020 was supposed to be a year of big pushes with a tour booked with Irish indie types The Academics and a trip to SXSW, sadly it hasn't been able to pan out like that. We'll just have to make do with her excellent new EP instead.
What Does She Sound Like?
Hibberd has been working with Suzy Shinn, whose credits include Weezer and Fall Out Boy, and her material is a top-notch blend of the two. Weezer's fuzzy guitars, bright melodies buried by production, but with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz's wry lyrical stylings over the top.
Why Should I Be Excited?
Bright melodies, witty lyrics and a glorious power punch of a chorus, Hibberd is a gem.
Can I Hear Something?
For sure, her new jam 'Boy Bye' is below for you: