I almost sicken myself with how much good news I have posted this year. The reception of my fourth album has been overwhelming. I thank all listeners that had a positive response for their patience and openness to my stories and songs. Here is a little round-up of some end of year lists I made.Click the words for a link:
Top Australian tracks of 2014
Mess and Noise
Critics Poll – #2
Readers Poll – #17
The Age/Sydney Morning Herald
Top 20 albums of the year (Oz and international)
Best Oz albums – #13
Mess and Noise have published some incredible and insightful words on my practice. Thank you so much to Anthony Carew and Kate Hennessy. Here are the links.
An article on my new album is featured in the October edition of The Monthly, which is the yearly arts edition. What a great honour. Thank you Anwen Crawford for the wonderful interview.
My whole album is now streaming on Broadsheet Melbourne. It’s your chance to have a listen before you can purchase the album this Friday. Enjoy. http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/
You can now pre-order my new album on vinyl, cd or digital. Click on the following link to make sure you get a copy: http://chaptermusic.com/store/laura-jean/laura-jean/
The second single from my new album (out August 22) is available to listen to.
It premiered on Tiny Mix Tapes. Here is a link to the article:
And here is the song:
Hey guys, my video clip for First Love Song premiered on Flavorwire. Here is a link to the article: http://flavorwire.com/467777/video-premiere-laura-jean-first-love-song
And here is the video. Thank you to my cousin Alice and her friend for the footage and to Bill Irving for editing it.
Come and see us warm up for the launch of my self titled new album which is out on Chapter Music August 22. We’ll be at The Yarra Hotel on the last 4 Wednesdays in July. It’s FREE
I have a new band made up of some of my favourite musicians. Evelyn Morris, the genius behind Pikelet. Raquel Solier, drum warrior princess that has played with Jens Lekman, Geoff O’Connor, and of course has her own project as Fatti Frances. Biddy Connor, my musical soulmate and hero otherwise known as Sailor Days.
July the 9th with Lucy Roleff
the 16th with Ela Stiles
the 23rd with Susanna Scurry
and the 30th with Emma Russack.
The performers I asked to support us are exceptional and I am surprised they all said yes. What an honour.
Dinner at Yarra Hotel Abbotsford is delicious. Support on at 8:00, us on at 9:00. COME!!!!!!!
The first single off my new album is now available. It’s called First Love Song.
Over January I went to Bristol in the UK. I recorded and mixed an album with John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Giant Sand etc) and Ali Chant. It’s sounding great and I can’t wait to share it with you in winter this year. Have a look at www.instagram.com/laurajeanmusic for photos. Here is one of JP on the drums.