Låpsley Announces Headline London Date

Låpsley Announces Headline London Date





Southport-raised, London-based singer, songwriter and producer Holly ‘Låpsley’ Fletcher today reveals details of her highly-anticipated debut album. The 19 year old will release Long Way Home on Friday 4th March on XL Recordings. The twelve track album features new versions of her previous acclaimed releases ‘Hurt Me’, ‘Falling Short’, ‘Painter’ and ‘Station’, as well as brand new single ‘Love Is Blind’


‘Love Is Blind’ was premiered last night as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1.


Hear ‘Love Is Blind’ right now


Long Way Home documents a turbulent time in Låpsley’s life — a period in which she revelled in her new-found music career as it took her from Liverpool to London to Los Angeles and back again “It’s an autobiography of my emotions and events over the past year,” she says. “Everything that’s happened, I’ve channelled in some way into a song – whether that’s the theme of a long distance relationship, or something that he’s said, or the way that I’ve felt, or an argument. I only revisit the memories of that relationship when I go into the studio. I think it’s helped me, to be able to collect everything for those moments when I’m writing. I think that’s what’s driven this album.”


Låpsley’s determined views on her own production have ensured her involvement in every element of these songs — a fact that in the early days seemed to confuse many of the producers she met. “They didn’t want to listen to me,” she says, “or they think a girl’s just there to add a top line, or they come to the table with ideas already. Straight away if I come in to a studio and someone says ‘I’ve written something for you’, then I’ll just walk out. I don’t care. I’m not there for that.”


For the bulk of Long Way Home she worked with XL’s in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald. “This album wouldn’t be how it is if it wasn’t for Rodaidh,” she says. “He’s at the top of the thank yous.” There were two tracks recorded with Paul O’Duffy, a producer she admired because “The way that he thinks is different to anybody else. He’s not tainted by a commercial idea, it’s so creative and beautiful and what I aspire to be like in the future.” She worked with Mura Masa for the album’s closing track, a song that gave the record its title. “That lyric about taking the long way home just sums up the relationship,” she says. “It has two different meanings: the album’s about a long distance relationship, but also if you walk the long way home with someone you’re trying to spend as much time as you can with them.”


Long Way Home track list:


1. Heartless

2. Hurt Me

3. Falling Short

4. Cliff

5. Operator (He Doesn’t Call Me)

6. Painter

7. Tell Me The Truth

8. Station

9. Love Is Blind

10. Silverlake

11. Leap

12. Seven Months


Pre-order Long Way Home: http://x-l.co/longwayhome

Buy/stream ‘Love Is Blind’: http://x-l.co/loveisblind


Meanwhile, Låpsley today announces a run of UK, European and North American tour dates. The tour will feature Låpsley’s biggest headline shows so far, taking in the likes of London’s Heaven (30thMarch) and New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (11thMay). Tickets for the UK And European shows go on sale Wednesday 20th January, and for the US show on Friday 22nd January. The full dates are:


5th March           Academy 2, Manchester, UK

6th March           Trinity, Bristol, UK

9th March           Institute 3, Birmingham, UK

10th March         The Haunt, Brighton, UK

21st March         Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany

22nd March         PBHF Club, Berlin, Germany

24th March         Nochtspeicher, Hambury, Germany

28th March         Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Holland

29th March         La Boule Noir, Paris, France

30th March         Heaven, London, UK


15th April           Coachella Festival, Indio, CA, USA

20th April           The Independent, San Francisco, CA, USA

21ast April        El Rey, Los Angeles, CA, USA

22nd April           Coachella Festival, Indio, CA, USA

25th April           Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, USA

26th April           Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, Canada

27th April           Chop Suey, Seattle, WA, USA

30th April           7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, USA


1st May              Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA

3rd May             Mod Club, Toronto, Canada

4th May              Fairmount Theatre, Montreal, Canada

5th May              The Sinclair, Cambridge MA, USA

8th May              World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA, USA

9th May              U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC, USA

11th May            Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, NY, USA


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