Melbourne folk auteur Laura Jean releases her self-titled album Laura Jean today, and announces Sydney and Melbourne album launches.
Saturday October 4
Presented by Triple R
Melbourne – Northcote Social Club
Friday October 24
Sydney – Red Rattler
Laura Jean alternates between startlingly honest portraits of domestic life, and more allegorical tales of a dream world. The tone is sparse and delicate, only occasionally breaking out into full-bodied arrangements such as June and Don’t Marry the One You Love. But what at first seems beguilingly gentle pulls you deeper and deeper with every listen.
For her fourth album, Laura traveled to the UK and recorded with producer John Parish, renowned for his career-spanning collaborations with PJ Harvey. The album was recorded at Toybox Studios in Bristol, engineered by Ali Chant (Perfume Genius).
The album features backing vocals throughout from rising Norwegian performer Jenny Hval, with whom Laura has toured Australia and Europe. Laura also sings a duet with John Parish on Prince Of Kites to close the album.