Laura Groves

You may already know Yorkshire born Laura Groves as Blue Rose but she’s now striking out in her own name. If experimental pop is your bag, then you need her new Committed Language EP in your life…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 23 Feb 2015
  • min read
Who? Laura is a solo songwriter specialising in brilliantly intricate pop. Her songs are both dreamy, mysterious and you’ll struggle not to fall under their spell.

What? Glimmering songwriting and luscious, off kilter production with plenty of weird ticks and electronic bleeps. Not only that but she’s got an ace, striking voice.

From where? Originally Yorkshire born and bred, she’s now residing in London.

What’s the story? Laura was previously lead singer for Nautic, then enjoyed a spell at XL as Blue Rose. She released an album for the label before disappearing and re-emerging in 2013, recording and releasing music in her own name.

The first fruits of her labour was the Thinking About Thinking EP. This song collection included ones Laura first wrote on moving to London and was self-produced with DEEK label boss, Bullion. The EP featured stands outs Inky Sea and Pale Shadows and packed plenty of emotional punch.

Now she’s gearing up for a big 2015 with her latest EP, Committed Language EP. This latest collection of songs is again co-produced by her and Bullion and again is emotionally taut, getting right under the skin.

Sounds like? A bedroom-based Carole King or Kate Bush. Laura manages to achieve the perfect marriage of odd and accessible…

Predicted to? Turn the love of the leftfield pop and style mag critics into mainstream success. She’s already supported Elbow and Glass Animals, showing that her songs are well suited to the bigger stages…

Must hear? Pale Shadows below from her previous Deek EP, Thinking about Thinking.

Visit DEEK’s bandcamp to find out more. Laura is launching the new EP with a gig at St John in Bethnal Green on 10 March.