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— Daily Tune 14/11/2019

Lauran Hibberd – ‘Sweat Patch’

Lauran Hibberd only dropped a new EP this autumn, but she’s showing no signs of slowing down post-Everything Is Dogs. So on new single Sweat Patch she steers her sound into heavier waters than it usually swims in, and conjures up a swaggering, stomping grunge rock song. It’s a track that’s easy to imagine as a fizzy take on the Pixies,  surfing along on its choppy guitars and her own vision of their quiet-loud-quiet formula. She says: “Sweat Patch is arguably a song about drugs, but it’s not like I’m trying to be cool about it. I’m pretty much frigid with anything unprescribed. But because of that, this song is based on my idea of that world. There’s loads of songs about getting high, not as many songs about watching and I guess analysing other people do it. I guess this is me, soberly sat in a room watching all of my friends take drugs. I guess there’s also a nod to the elephant in the room, A DUDE. There’s always a dude! And I guess this song stemmed from me being into this guy, but he was pretty much into other things more”. She’s also on tour with The Regrettes this November including stops in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Copenhagen, dates are here.