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Laura J. Martin

Laura J. Martin's Kissbye Goodnight/ Spy 7" is released on 11th July 2011

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 championed by Marc Riley (Radio 6), who, wowed by her performance in the live session with 'Jonny' snapped her up for a further solo session in March this year. Laura has since enjoyed regular airplay on BBC radio.

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).

She has had a string of releases including the single 'Spy', to be released this June with Static Caravan, (the b-side featuring Buck 65), and, 'Inside Your Bones' a single made in collaboration with 'The Simonsound', to be released shortly with Battered Ornaments (Finders Keepers). Laura's much anticipated debut album is to follow by the end of the year.