LUMP is 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. Their self-titled debut is out June 1st via Dead Oceans. Last night the duo were live on Later… with Jools Holland performing a powerful, hypnotic rendition of their debut single, “Curse Of The Contemporary,” and today, they present the official video for second single, “Late To The Flight.”
Also created by the motion graphics designer Esteban Diacono, the “Late To The Flight” video is the prequel to the “Curse Of The Contemporary” video giving further insight into the world of LUMP. As the album’s opening track, “Late To The Flight” introduces an atmospheric transcendent soundscape bookending the thematic content of the album. Marling evocatively explores the notion of lucid dreaming and the hyper reality of being trapped within a public persona. As described by Cool Hunting, “With incisive lyrics and a slow, rumbling underbelly, the track aims to address the idea of public personas through a universe of lucid dreaming. Suffice to say, Marling and Lindsay succeed with beauty in tow.”
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, Marling wanted to explore the lengths we go to escape our own meaningless.
LUMP Tour Dates:
Fri. June 1 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East – SOLD OUT
Sat. June 2 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club (2 shows) – SOLD OUT
Sun. June 3 – Manchester, UK @ Band In The Wall (2 shows)
Tue. June 5 – London, UK @ Oslo (2 shows) – SOLD OUT
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