Lauran Hibberd Releases Debut Album!

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Isle Of Wight‘s finest and friend of the Fantasy Pints PodcastLauran Hibberd has released her long awaited debut album, ‘Garageband Superstar’. The hotly anticipated record was released at midnight via Virgin Music, and is described by the fast-rising “slacker pop” star as “dad rock for your daughters”!

Including the recent popular hits, “Still Running” (ft. Limp Bizkit’s DJ Lethal) and “Step Mum”, along with a host of unheard material, Lauran made the bold move of leaving behind some of her breakthrough singles on the debut effort. But it was a move that paid off, and is testament to the prolific creativity of Lauran’s songwriting that the result is a stellar debut offering.

The album sees Hibberd teaming up with Hibbitt (Larry Hibbit, the acclaimed producer behind Nothing but Thieves, Don Broco, Sea Girls and more), which was always going to be a match made in music heaven.

Credit: Steve Glashier

Lauran commented on the debut album: “If you don’t get the feeling of relief similar to the one of undoing your jeans button after a big meal, I’d feel crushed. It’s a nod to all of my favourite 90’s sub genres, and the soundtrack to your next favourite trash TV show that no one else gets but you.

“There’s tracks about breaking your leg, falling off rollercoasters, taking off your pants, competing with Red Dead Redemption, boys in the supermarket, writing essays on Facebook walls, people who take leg days seriously, and the enigma of being a superstar. All pretty relatable stuff right? 

“Beyond staining my pants excited to have Brendan B. Brown of Wheatus, DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit and Viji featuring on this record. Music is more fun with friends. Hope you like it. Don’t tell me if you don’t. I’m insecure.”

The relesase follows sought after support slots for the likes of The Snuts, along with her very own sold-out 2021 UK headline tour. Lauran Hibberd will be heading out again this autumn to coincide with the “Garageband Superstar” release, with tour dates as follows.

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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