There is no other way to say it but 'Flute Wrangler' Laura J Martin is back with a follow up to her lauded debut album 'The Hangman Tree'. Listen to the album below
'Dazzle Days' her sophomore album was recorded over three months on a journey from Wallasey to Hoxton via Reykjavík. 13 sumptious tracks bumping into each other like a Brownian motion demonstration these audio vitamins bed down to represent Laura's best work yet. 'Dazzle Days' features now regular collaborators Mike Lindsay (Tunng) on vocals and Benge who mixed and added synth, Enoesqe beds and Oldfield reverbs at his studio Play Industries.
Thematically expanding on the experience of producing a commissioned soundtrack for the BFI and with a burgeoning interest in golden age composers such as Sven Libaek and Francois de Roubaix. Laura also took inspiration from Jeremy Steigs collaboration album with Pia Zaidora. Imagine 'Butterfly 'starring and sound tracked by Laura Nyro, yeah that good.
Tighter pop tunes but convoluted structures. Wonky progressive flute but laurel canyon sweetness, it's all present and correct. The album will be preceded by the track 'Red Flag' as a pay what you want on band camp and promoted by a two month tour with Euros Childs both as support and a member of Euro's band. Need a further push then think Judee Sill and Linda Perhacs in the studio with Arthur Verocai.
24th LIVERPOOL - Leaf (Supporting Euros Childs and Bill Ryder Jones)
25th SHEFFIELD - The Harley (Supporting Euros Childs)
26th MANCHESTER - The Roadhouse (Supporting Euros Childs)
27th LEICESTER - Firebug (Supporting Euros Childs)
28th NOTTINGHAM - The Maze (Supporting Euros Childs)
29th BIRMINGHAM - The Hare and Hounds (Supporting Euros Childs)
30th OXFORD - The Wheatsheaf (Supporting Euros Childs)
31st READING - South Street Arts Centre (Supporting Euros Childs)
1st LONDON - BOSTON ARMS
2nd BRIGHTON - STICKY MIKE'S FROG BAR
12th ,FRANCE, PARIS - Les 3 Baudets (Supporting Mélanie Pain)
21st EDINBURGH - Cabaret Volitaire (Supporting Euros Childs)
22nd GLASGOW - The Glad Cafe (Supporting Euros Childs)
23rd NEWCASTLE - Star and Shadow (Supporting Euros Childs)
25th YORK - The Duchess (Supporting Euros Childs)
28th CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach (Supporting Euros Childs)
29th CARMARTHEN - Tangled Parrot (Supporting Euros Childs)
30th BRISTOL - Folk House (Supporting Euros Childs)
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.