Discovery Of The Week: Little Lapin

With the musical aura of Regina Spektor, the voice of an optimistic Laura Marling and all the cool overtones of Chrissie Hynde, Little Lapin has found a unique sound and she’s ready to show it to the world. Lucy Cioffi began Little Lapin as a full 5-piece band but during 2012 decided to go solo and hasn’t looked back. In 2015 a mix of folk and pop seems hardly out of the ordinary, but Little Lapin develops and hones her tracks to distinctive delight. Originally from Plymouth and now based in New Zealand, Cioffi gained recognition from her single ‘Waiting Room’ and was tipped as a one to watch by Tom Robinson and many similar names in the US.

New single ‘Remember The Highs’ shows Little Lapin’s expanse of musical knowledge. Nods to genres like country and ’60s rock n roll can be heard in the twang of a guitar and vocal melody. She delicately croons above the wave of sound beneath, with a warmth and huskiness to her vocals that gives them a beautiful yet edgy tone. Little Lapin has established an enchanting structure in which this song feels motivating as it moves forward with pace and excitement, yet simultaneously it is relaxed and undemanding – a very natural sound. If this tracks reflects what is coming up for Little Lapin, then Cioffi’s prospects ahead look to be mighty fine.

For a taste of what to expect, take a listen to previous single, ‘Magnet Eyes’ here:

‘Remember The Highs’ is out 9th February and you can catch Little Lapin live at a number of UK dates:

Tue 20th Jan – Mr Wolfs, Bristol
Fri 30th Jan – Ort Arts Cafe, Birmingham
Sun 1st Feb –  The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry
Thurs 12th Feb – Jericho Tavern, Oxford


Elli Brazzill

Elli Brazzill

Elli Brazzill

I’m Elli, 20 and live in Manchester. I like good music, gigs, rice krispies, 7” singles and puns. Alex G, Day Wave, Jaws, Talking Heads, Best Friends, Mac DeMarco, The Strokes, Parquet Courts and Tyler the Creator are pretty cool aren’t they. @cometobrazzill on twitter.