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Listings for February 21st, 2012

APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Crackling Vinyl presents Laura J Martin & Trwbador [+]

Tuesday 21 February

Tickets £5 advance/ £6 door

Laura J Martin hails from the suburbs of Liverpool with influences that ricochet between Serge Gainsbourg, Wu Tang Clan, David Bowie and Herbie Mann. Armed with a flute ready for wrangling, mandolin and a loop station, she sings over her loops and beats, songs inspired by subject matter as disparate as Japanese folklore to real life sentiments and characters.

As well as performing live on Rob da Bank’s Campfire Special (Radio 1), Laura has been invited on live sessions with Marc Riley (Radio 6) and Cerys Matthews, and enjoyed airplay from Gideon Coe and Nick Luscombe (Late Junction radio 3).

Recent activity involves a UK tour (as guest and support) with ‘Jonny’ (Euros Childs and Norman Blake) including a slot at Glastonbury. She has a host of solo gigs around the country supporting names such as ‘Scout Niblett’, ‘Bonobo’, ‘Little Dragon’ ‘Singing Adams’ , ‘Hannah Peel’ and ‘The Simonsound’ (with whom she also performs on their live set).Laura has just finished an improvised album with Euros Childs and Sweet Baboo under the moniker ‘Short and Curlies’, and is now working on an EP with Richard James (Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci).

She has had a string of releases including the single ‘Spy’, released this June with Static Caravan, (the AA side featuring Buck 65), and, ‘Inside Your Bones’ a single made in collaboration with ‘The Simonsound’, released with Battered Ornaments (Finders Keepers). Laura’s much anticipated debut album will be officially released in January, you can get hold of pre-release copies on her upcoming tour soon.