Born and raised near Southampton, UK, LAUREL started writing music when she was just 11, but things got serious when she was 13. Inspired by Laura Marling’s first album, she asked for her first guitar and a year later was playing sets of original material in local bars. Straight out of college, she moved to London at just 17 to become a solo artist. Signed shortly afterwards, she found herself living alone in a basement flat Hammersmith for the next three years, creating cinematic material on piano and strings.

Branded “the new face of British alt-pop” by Vogue, LAUREL has collaborated with renowned fashion brands including Ganni, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry and Isabel Marant. She released a string of well received EPs and singles in her early 20s, earning widespread praise from Clash, who were in awe of her “astonishing, precocious vocal” and The Guardian, who compared her to Lana Del Rey. Her confessional debut album, Dogviolet was released in 2018, when LAUREL performed on the BBC’s ‘Later… with Jools Holland’, and was praised by The Independent as “spine-tingling, attention-grabbing chamber pop”.

In 2022, LAUREL sold out London’s Village Underground and featured on Flume’s critically acclaimed album Palaces alongside Caroline Polachek, Oklou, and Damon Albarn. The pair debuted the song, ‘I Can’t Tell, on the Coachella main stage and continued to perform together throughout 2022 with appearances on stages such as Red Rocks, Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits, III Points, and Portola.

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