Taken from Laura’s debut album Sirens, released earlier this year, “Heavy Heavy” shows us the dark side of pop. Looking like she walked straight out of a David Lynch movie set, the seductive Laura entices with her sharp lyrics, dark melodies and a twist of 80s/90s dark wave pop from the gospels according to PJ Harvey, Laura Branigan and Chris Isaak.
Once the lead singer from Germany electro-punk outfit Deine Jugend, Laura’s debut solo album Sirens is a clear musical awakening with stand out tracks like “Heavy Heavy”, “Swans” and “Stigmatized”. This album brings a freshness which is unparalleled to the chewing gum rock ‘n’ roll scene.
Working together on her album with her producer Bonassis (formerly a member of death metal band Pyogenesis and Liquido) in Audio Drive studio near Mannheim, Laura has developed her style with an honesty and maturity taking in all her own influences. Sirens represents the mythological beauty and danger with a strong sense of feminism which becomes a much fitting title for this piece of work. After her experiences with Deine Jugend and the naivety of her youth in the music industry, Laura herself supported this entire project with a very successful crowdfunding campaign to keep her independence as a true artist.
Can you hear the sirens?
22.03.2015 Mannheim − Alte Feuerwache, DE
29.04.2015 Berlin − Berghain Kantine, DE
23.05.2015 Leipzig − Wave Gotik Treffen, DE
29.08.2015 Mannheim − Brückenaward Festival, DE
18.09.2015 Worms − Stille Töne (Ceremonial Show), DE
26.09.2015 Markneukirchen − Music Hall, DE
09.10.2015 Mainz − Schon Schön, DE