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 (out June 1st via Dead Oceans). “Late To The Flight” the album’s opening track, introduces an atmospheric transcendent soundscape bookending the thematic content of LUMP. On it, 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,” described by CLASH as “a deft combination of two fine songwriting voices.”
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 — 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 the studio to unite their energies and create LUMP. 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 meaningless.
LUMP Tour Dates:
Fri. June 1 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East
Sat. June 2 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club (2 shows)
Sun. June 3 – Manchester, UK @ Band In The Wall (2 shows)
Tue. June 5 – London, UK @ Oslo (2 shows)
Wed. June 6 – London, UK @ Oslo (2 shows)
Fri. June 8 – Cardiff, UK @ Festival of Voice
Sat. June 9 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Instore
Fri. July 12 – Mon. July 15 – Henham Park, UK @ Latitude Festival