LUMP

Share Single, “May I Be The Light”

LUMP is the collaborative project from Laura Marling, the Grammy-nominated, BRIT award-winning singer-songwriter, and Mike Lindsay, the founding member of Tunng and Throws, and a prolific, Mercury prize-winning producer. Their self-titled debut is out this Friday, June 1st 2018 via Dead Oceans. On the heels of a dynamic performance of lead single “Curse Of The Contemporary” on Live…with Jools Holland, today the band unveils the third and final single from their album, “May I Be The Light” which premiered on Later… with Jools Holland on Saturday night.
 
“’May I Be The Light’ was the weirdest one to pull together from the piece of music that Mike had,” explains Marling. “It’s in 5/4 and took a bit of getting my head around. The ‘Sign of The Times’ melody was one of those things that had been rolling around my brain for years and I finally found the right place for it.”

LUMP album released on 1st June 2018 via Dead Oceans

LUMP, the collaborative project from Laura Marling, the Grammy-nominated, Brit award-winning singer-songwriter, and Mike Lindsay, the founding member of Tunng and Throws, and a prolific, Mercury prize-winning producer, today share a second cut from their upcoming album, LUMP (released on 1st June 2018 via Dead Oceans). "Late To The Flight", the album’s opening track introduces an atmospheric transcendent soundscape bookending the thematic content of LUMP. On the track, Marling evocatively explores the notion of lucid dreaming and the hyper reality of being trapped within a public persona. “Paint dots on your wrists to see me in your dreams” is a technique used to expose a lucid dream. "Late To The Flight" follows the release of “Curse Of The Contemporary”.

 
LUMP was born of good timing and predestined compatibility. It began one night in mid-June 2016, when Lindsay was introduced to Marling after her show supporting Neil Young in London. On meeting, Lindsay and Marling discovered they had long been admirers of each other’s work.
 
Lindsay had been busy for some months composing an intricate, ambitious new sound cycle. His compositional style had evolved over the course of years of musical experimentation withTunng, and during his time spent producing other people’s records while living in Iceland. He had arrived at a remarkably visual, colourful sound – a heady blend of wonked-out guitars, Moog synths and pattering drums, set against droning, coiling clouds of flutes and voices.
 
With the project in need of a lyricist and vocalist, Lindsay and Marling's meeting of minds seemed all the more fortuitous. He quickly invited her to step into his world, and a few days later they retreated to his subterranean London studio to unite their energies and create LUMP. 
 
That world turned out to be somewhere Marling felt instinctively at home. Inspired by early-20th-century Surrealism and the absurdist poetry of Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler, she wanted to explore the lengths we go to escape our own meaninglessness.
 
The composers are keen to stress that LUMP is a creation that passed through them, and they look upon it parentally. It is their understanding that, now it has come into being, LUMP is the artist, and it will continue to create itself from here on. Lindsay and Marling will assist it as necessary.
 
Following their mesmeric recent live debut at a secret show in east London, Marling and Lindsay will be touring LUMP this summer, with appearances confirmed atRough Trade East in London, Festival Of Voice, Latitude as well as two intimate shows in one night at venues in Hebden Bridge, Manchester and London. A second date, with two more shows, has now been added for London’s Oslo in Hackney on June 6th.

 Live dates are as follows:

June 1 – London, Rough Trade East instore
June 2 - Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club (6.30pm show)
June 2 - Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club (9pm show)
June 3 - Manchester, Band In The Wall (7.15pm show)
June 3 - Manchester, Band In The Wall (9.30pm show)
June 5 - London, Oslo (7pm show)
June 5 - London, Oslo (9.30pm show)
June 6 - London, Oslo (7pm show)
June 6 - London, Oslo (9.30pm show)
June 8 - Cardiff, Festival Of Voice - Donald Gordon Theatre
June 9 - Bristol, Rough Trade instore
July 13 - Latitude Festival, Henham Park
 

LUMP Tour Dates & Tickets

LUMP

Release “Curse Of The Contemporary” and an accompanying video created by Esteban Diacono 

LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) album released on 1st June 2018 via Dead Oceans

“Curse Of The Contemporary” available on hyper-limited 12” translucent green vinyl for for Record Store Day Announce live dates including 2 x intimate London shows at Oslo in Hackney on June 5th 2018

 

LUMP is a collaborative album from Laura Marling, the Grammy-nominated, Brit award-winning singer-songwriter, and Mike Lindsay, the founding member of Tunng and Throws, and a prolific, Mercury prize-winning producer. The album, which was recorded in Lindsay’s subterranean London studio, will be released on 1stJune 2018 via Dead Oceans.

 

Today the duo share the album’s launch off, “Curse Of The Contemporary”.  A steady, pulsing bassline divines a road snaking off towards the horizon, which gives a sense of gazing out of a car window as mountains and palm trees rush by. Marling begins: “If you should be bored in California / I’m sure I’m not the first to warn you,”and as the song progresses, her words drip with ever more cynicism for the new age:“We salute the sun / Because when the day is done / We can’t believe what we’ve become / Something else to prey upon.”

 

The accompanying video was created by the motion graphics designer Esteban Diacono. Diacono’s body of work is diverse, having created music videos, game design, brand films, educational campaigns, live visuals, mapping projects, TV advertising, VFX and experimental projects and his work has been presented at various festivals globally. His video for “Curse Of The Contemporary” brings the LUMP character to glorious life, as the viewer accompanies LUMP on an imaginary journey.

 

Marling and Lindsay will be touring LUMP this summer, with appearances confirmed at Rough Trade East in London, Hebden Bridge, Manchester, Festival Of Voice and Latitude as well as two intimate shows in one night at Oslo in Hackney on June 5th. Live dates are as follows:

 

June 1 – London, Rough Trade East instore

June 2 - Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club

June 3 - Manchester, Band In The Wall

June 5 - London, Oslo

June 5 - London, Oslo (second show)

June 8 - Cardiff, Festival Of Voice

June 9 - Bristol, Rough Trade instore

July 13 - Latitude Festival, Henham Park

LUMP Tour Dates & Tickets
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