Sunday, 24 June 2018

Lauren Housley releases new single 'My Sleeping Heart' following Telegraph/Radio 2 support

Brand new track from Rotherham singer-songwriter Lauren Housley. 
Lots of love from BBC Radio 2, Q Mag and The Telegraph on previous singles.

"An Americana-tinged singer-songwriter with a Bonnie Raitt-style twang. A winning way with a yearning lyric. Housley is her own woman…she's as convincing as they come." – Q Mag
“Absolutely Monumental” – Robert Elms, BBC Radio London
"Lauren Housley's blend of material is both thrilling and tender, propelled by a voice that stirs and soothes." – R2 Magazine

Published on June 21, 2018 "My Sleeping Heart", the single by Lauren Housley, is available now everywhere. Buy or stream here:

Release Date: 22 Jun. 2018

Label: TLC Recordings

Total Length: 4:22

Genres: Country/ Americana

Debut June 22: No.40 UK Country iTunes Singles Charts

Lauren Housley was born and raised in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Although she was a shy child, she always possessed a strong desire to perform on stage. By the age of 10 she was a National Dance Champion and began moving into theatre acting shortly afterwards. Her passion to sing and write songs came unexpectedly at around the age of 14, Her influences spanning the broad spectrum of guitar music, stemming from her Elvis fanatic dad who raised her on the sounds of the king. Spending a lot of her formative years between Rotherham, Newcastle & Manchester, Lauren developed a cultured appreciation of the Northern music scene, drawing inspiration from the thriving music culture in which she was cocooned.

“It came over me one day like an uncontrollable urge. I had ideas about the world and personal situations that I needed to get out of my body and mind. Like a flick of a switch I was writing songs, without even realising that’s what they were.”  

Since arriving on the UK music scene in 2016, Lauren Housley has two albums behind her, earning critical acclaim from the likes of Q, The Telegraph,No Depression & the BBC Radio 2 Playlist. Bob Harris and Paul Sexton both  selected her music for play on their specialist BBC shows and BBC Radio London Robert Elms made her track, “The Waiting Game”, one of his favourite tracks of the year. Lauren and her band have also been honoured to open for the likes of Van Morrison, Jack Savoretti,Vintage Trouble, JP Cooper and First Aid Kit as well as travel the UK playing sold-out headlining tours.

After taking a break to focus on writing and recording her upcoming EP (set for release in Autumn 2018), Lauren returns with her Nashville inspired anthem "My Sleeping Heart”. The track is a collaborative effort with fellow Rotherham musical director Thomas Dibb, a crucial part of the duo’s creative process on the new album.
Having been influenced by the sounds of Blues, Rock and Soul in Nashville, past and present, Lauren and her band took the plunge and made the pilgrimage at the end of 2017 for the Americana Music Festival. A chance conversation with a broken-hearted man sat at the bar in Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge, sparked ideas for a new song.

"I understood where this man was coming from. He had been carrying the hurt from a past love for a long time and was finally making peace with it. As soon as I got back to the room, I picked up the guitar and started writing “My Sleeping Heart”."  

Performing live is a crucial element of Lauren’s appeal and so with the new single, comes a list of her biggest shows to date. Known on the scene as “the band with no ego”, Lauren shares the stage with  long term writing partner Thomas Dibb (Guitar, Vocals), co-producer Mark Lewis (Bass, Vocals), Xavier Winton (Drums) and Billy Bragg's trusty sideman C.J. Hillman (Pedal Steel, Guitar). You can catch the outstanding 5-piece at the following dates.

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22nd - 24th June 2018 - Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells (Eridge Park, Kent

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - Night and Day Café, Manchester (26 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter M1 1JN)
Wednesday 4th July 2018 - The Lexington, London (96-98 Pentonville Rd N1 9JB)
Thursday 5th July 2018 - Greystones, Sheffield (Greystones Road, Sheffield S11 7BS)

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