We are delighted to be releasing this wonderful new single from Cardiff-based lo-fi folk/electronica songstress, artist and multi-instrumentalist Laurence Made Me Cry:
Released on 9 September 2013, this digital single is available on all digital platforms worldwide.
About Laurence Made Me Cry:
Laurence Made Me Cry is the persona of Cardiff based lo-fi folk/electronica songstress, artist and multi-instrumentalist Jo Whitby. Whitby’s use of folk and rock roots combined with electronic instruments and organic sounds spawn a myriad of landscapes and pictures for listeners’ imagination to delve into. In 2011 she released ‘The Rain Song EP’ which gained instant airplay on BBC and local radio. Jo has supported the likes of Erin Lang, Rachel Sermanni and Meursault as well as performing to a busy and attentive crowd at 2012’s Swn festival. Her debut album The Diary Of Me, a collaborative record made possible by a successful crowd-funding project, was released in March 2013.
Laurence Made Me Cry is a Musicians Benevolent Fund 2013 ‘Emerging Excellence Award’ holder and has also been nominated for The Welsh Music Prize 2013.
“Jo has a lovely songwriting sensibility and voice”
– Ruth Barnes, The Other Woman
“Although tear-stained and tender this is redemptive music to make your heart sing. As intense experiences go this is one worth immersing yourself in. Simply gorgeous.”
– Dave Owens, Western Mail
“Folk entangled with electronic touches and organic sounds paint a myriad of pictures and I can’t wait to hear more”
– Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales
“This is, for all its veneer of detached solitude, an album of spectacular and glorious beauty, filled with an artists’ joy of discovery and the enchantment that lurk, waiting to be found, should we have eyes to see and a mind to explore, even in the world’s most unlikely crevices.”
– Mark, Dandelion Radio – Unwashed Territories
“Whitby’s willingness to experiment and play around with the raw materials is a constant throughout the album, helping to elevate this from a home-made curiosity into an album of depth which rewards repeat listens.”
– Tom White, For Folk’s Sake
“Her dulcet tones remind me of Thea Gilmore and Tori Amos albeit with a more lighter folk accompaniment. Pretty pretty…”
– Shell Zenner, Louder Than War
The artwork for the single is by Gill Whitby http://gillwhitby.com/
Laurence Made Me Cry ‘Northern Lights / Houses’ UK Tour
23rd September 2013: Dog and Parrot, Newcastle with Red Pools, your casket or mine?
24th September 2013: Cellar 35, Aberdeen – with tom, Robbie Flanagan, Emma Forman
26th September 2013: Velocity Cafe, Inverness (7pm start) – FREE
27th September 2013: Shadow Sound, 65 commerce St, Glasgow with Royal Edinburgh Music
28th September 2013: Kyffin Cafe, Bangor
30th September 2013: Heath Street Church, London – with She Makes War, Johnno Casson, Scriber, Alone
1st October 2013: Cardiff, Living Room Gig (invite only)
2nd October 2013: Whitstable, Living Room Gig (invite only)
3rd October 2013: Bristol, Living Room Gig (invite only) with Live Internet Stream
4th October 2013: Hay On Wye, Living Room Gig (invite only)