Laura J Martin

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Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Laura J Martin has completed her third studio album ‘On The Never Never’ in Nashville, US. The album tells of the disconnect she felt when returning home to Liverpool to find that all individuality had been erased and replaced by gleaming empty flats.

A chance conversation with Lambchop’s Matt Swanson and Tony Crow proved fruitful and they planted the seeds of an idea in Martin’s head that “recording in Nashville and working with Mark Nevers was a real possibility”. Swanson and Crow join the all-star band for ‘On The Never Never’ alongside Silver Jews’ Brian Kotzur on drums and The Jesus Lizard’s Duane Denison reviving Fame-era Jimmy Johnson on electric guitar. Shot through with wit and humour alongside the sociopolitical themes - one of the characters talks of bleaching toilets and taking trips to Lanzarote - ‘On The Never Never’ skips through waltz timings, bears influences from Scott Walker to the Compass Point Allstars and picks up a guest vocal from Benjamin Zephaniah along the way. With ‘On The Never Never’, Martin has produced a hopeful record, full of joy, beauty and tongue in cheek looks at those in charge.

“Finely detailed and diverse... and Martin is glorious company live” - The Quietus

“songs that flutter into lateral territory of her own exploratory making” - The Independent

“A musician of startling originality... Musically she comes from the school whose alumni include Tom Waits, Kate Bush & Joanna Newsom” - The Sunday Times

Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Laura J Martin has completed her third studio album ‘On The Never Never’ in Nashville, US. The album tells of the disconnect she felt when returning home to Liverpool to find that all individuality had been erased and replaced by gleaming empty flats.

A chance conversation with Lambchop’s Matt Swanson and Tony Crow proved fruitful and they planted the seeds of an idea in Martin’s head that “recording in Nashville and working with Mark Nevers was a real possibility”. Swanson and Crow join the all-star band for ‘On The Never Never’ alongside Silver Jews’ Brian Kotzur on drums and The Jesus Lizard’s Duane Denis...

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Past Gigs Laura J Martin

  • 02 | 2016 London Servant Jazz Quarters
  • 02 | 2016 Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre w/Julia Holter

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  • Liverpool GB