Up and coming Liverpool based Laura J Martin released her latest double a-side single on Static Caravan Records last month. The atmospheric crackles and dark noir brooding opener to the title track Kiss By Good Night provide a captivating Tom Waits styled introduction and a clear indicator that you’re in for something a bit different. The personality of Laura’s music has a touch of eccentricity which steps outside the flooded river of folk-pop to set up on the fringe of progression. The second track Spy follows suit and kicks off to stabbling flute licks which Jethro Tull would be proud of and catchy trip-hop rolling beat.
There is no doubt that Laura J Martin is a name to watch out for. She has already made a big enough impression to record sessions for Marc Riley and Rob Da Bank.
On stage, Laura flits effortlessly between flute, mandolin and xylophone, as well as using looped vocals and instruments to great effect. There’s an otherworldliness to her music which made her an ideal choice to support the likes of Misty’s Big Adventure, Scout Niblett and Buck 65, and an upcoming tour supporting Jonny proves she’s got the songwriting chops to impress Norman Blake and Euros Childs.
Download the EP: Kiss By Good Night