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Fresh from the announcement of her second Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlisting, in as little as three years for her mesmerising and critically acclaimed album ‘The Dreaming Room’, Laura Mvula has announced a new UK headline tour.
Recorded over a 12 month period ‘The Dreaming Room’ is an expansion of what was an already captivating sound. The heavenly vocal layering, the unexpected, complex diversions and the grandeur are still all there but now with the addition of buzzy analogue synths and electric guitar lines.
If Laura’s debut album, ‘Sing to The Moon’ was the sound of a young artist honing her craft, then ‘The Dreaming Room’ can be described as the sound of a confident and accomplished lyricist; still reflecting her distinctive, signature sound, but showing the progression of an artist who has truly come into her own.
Upon its release in 2013, ‘Sing to The Moon’ quickly became a firm favourite amongst both critics and fans-alike, establishing the Birmingham-native as one of the UK’s most promising musician’s, and propelling what would later become her distinct and signature sound overseas; eventually catching the attention of the prestigious BET awarding body, who went on to nominate her for ‘Best International Act’.
Following an extensive tour taking in dates across the UK, Europe and North America throughout much of 2013/14, where Laura not only took on much of the instrumentation but also the role of show director, she returned to the studio to get to work on her sophomore, and most recent release, ‘The Dreaming Room’.
After the buzz surrounding her live dates earlier this year, Laura more than proved her place as one of the UK’s most exciting live performers. Be sure not to miss out on the pre-sale, taking place on Wednesday 17th Aug, with general sale following on Friday 19th August.
Olivier St Louis: 7.50pm
Laura Mvula: 9pm – 10.30pm
(Timings subject to change)
Hosting some of the finest female voices in the music industry this November and offering up a quality-laden festive programme this December, Sage Gateshead has something for everyone this Winter.
Sage Gateshead welcomes some of the finest indie and alternative rock bands from across the world.