LAURA IMBRUGLIA / "Why'd You Have To Kiss Me So Hard" (Single)
CAT#: Digital Only
REL: MONDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER 2011
Produced by Liam Judson (Cloud Control, Belles Will Ring) in the Blue Mountains, NSW
LAURA IMBRUGLIA – WHY'D YOU HAVE TO KISS ME SO HARD?
Laura Imbruglia is back to offer a taste of the new material she's been working on since moving from Sydney to Melbourne in late 2010. This comes in the shape of new single – "Why'd You Have To Kiss Me So Hard?".
Following on from 2010's critically acclaimed "The Lighter Side Of…", this new cut is a psychedelic about-turn from Laura’s recent alt country explorations.
Produced by Liam Judson (Cloud Control, Belles Will Ring) in the Blue Mountains, NSW, and backed by a smoking hot band featuring members of Talons, Songs and Jewel & The Falcon, Laura shows yet another side of her unique versatility.
Whilst her trademark lyrical wit is retained, this time it’s given virgin subtlety treatment- the line between literal and figurative blurred.
Having undertaken national tours in the past year with The Eels, The Gin Club and Adalita, and recently hand-picked by Sebadoh to open their sold out Melbourne show, Laura is primed for the stage.
Those eager to catch her with a full band will be given the opportunity as she launches the single in Sydney and Melbourne over Oct/Nov.
Laura Imbruglia. You’ve probably seen the name around. Heard a song or two on the radio. You may have even seen her live. Laura’s been kicking around the Australian music scene for nigh on 10 years now, has toured Oz countless times and Europe twice. She’s played with The Eels, Tegan and Sara, New Pornographers, Fiery Furnaces, Violent Femmes, Josh Pyke, Sarah Blasko and many more. Some of these bands even watched her sets and said nice things.
Laura’s debut e.p. “It Makes A Crunchy Noise” (2003) introduced the world to her unusual sense of humour and awkward confidence. She followed it with “Self-titled” (2006), which featured a more expansive sound and more assured emotional depth. Said album boasted the songs “Looking For A Rabbit” (Reaching #2 on JTV’s chart & winning Bronze medal for Most Innovative Video at the prestigious New York Festivals International Television Broadcasting Awards), “It’s Getting Worse” (chosen by MTV to promote their addition to the itunes network) and “My Dream of A Magical Washing Machine”, which is probably being used for prototype inspiration at Whirlpool HQ right now.
The 2nd album, sarcastically titled “The Lighter Side Of…” (2010), was a meeting of the 2 sides of Laura- The smart-arse and the angry heartbreak-ee. Produced by Melbourne’s Nick Huggins (Whitley, Kid Sam) and Laura herself, featuring backing from avant-garde drummer Robbie Avenaim (Phlegm, Wog), Nick Huggins on bass, and special guest appearances from members of You Am I, Talons and Seagull, this album struck a chord with the public.
Singles ranged from dark country “When It All Falls Apart” to power pop “Pauly” (featured heavily on ABC2’s “I Rock” series) and lovelorn indie pop; the hugely popular music video for "I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend" reaching #1 on Myspace Australia & Rage Indie Clip of the Week- July 2010. Check out the DIY masterpiece for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ugYOnQE8BU
In late 2010, Laura relocated to Melbourne and introduced herself with a splash by hosting her infamous “Allsorts Residency” at Fitzroy’s Old Bar. The residency covered intimate solo shows to all-out band feasts (Melbourne’s legendary Even backing her for one special show) and climaxed with a karaoke show finale! Following this, she soon found herself invited to tour and share stages with respected acts The Gin Club, Adalita (Magic Dirt) and Sebadoh. As you do.
Now completely settled in her adopted hometown, Laura is back to offer a taste of the new material she's been working on. This comes in the shape of new single- "Why'd You Have To Kiss Me So Hard?”- a psychedelic about-turn from her recent alt country explorations.
Produced by Liam Judson (Cloud Control, Belles Will Ring) in the Blue Mountains, NSW, and backed by a smoking hot band featuring members of Talons, Songs and Jewel & The Falcon, Laura shows yet another side of her unique versatility. Whilst her trademark lyrical wit is retained, it’s given virgin subtlety treatment; the line between literal and figurative blurred. Check out this groovy little nugget:
PRESS QUOTES and REVIEWS:
"Just a teaser it may be, but it's certainly raised expectations on what to expect from her follow up, and it's a successful stand alone single in its own right". – Time Off Magazine
"This may well take her to a new place and audience, which she's always well deserved". Drum Media
"It's a moody, bluesy Patti Smith kind of affair. A Morrissey-esque mix of vulnerability and cheek". Drum Media Perth
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