Humorous, infectious and charismatic in equal measure, Isle Of Wight’s rising sensation Lauran Hibberd thrives once more with anthemic single Hoochie, firmly solidifying her growing status within the UK’s emerging indie elite.
Fresh from a widely acclaimed support UK/EU tour alongside US indie rockers Hippo Campus, the singer-songwriter’s care-free new offering arrives ahead of her biggest headline shows to date, festival appearances including Live At Leeds and Hit The North and a slot on the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Buzzing across the airwaves with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders all throwing their support behind the young musician, Lauran’s witty, off-kilter approach continues to attract glowing praise from the online community (The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, The 405) and welcome comparisons to contemporaries including Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers.
Discussing her slacker-pop single, Hibberd stated: “‘Hoochie’ is a 90’s slang term for a bit of a ‘loose’ woman. It’s also the name of my new hamster. For me, this track is kind of that three-month period, after you’ve stopped hanging out with someone and you realise that actually they were kind of a tool, and that maybe you are alright. I think there’s a confidence in this track lyrically that I’m yet to filter through to my actual life. I’m looking forward to that happening”.
Lauran Hibberd’s Hoochie is released 18th April and will be available via all digital platforms.