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LUMP Announce New Album For the Summer

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LUMP is very pleased to share their first new music of the year, and details of a second album for release in the Summer.

LUMP is a collaboration between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of Tunng, and will release their new album, “Animal”, on the 30th July via Chrysalis/Partisan Records. It is preceded
with a new single of the same title, and is the pair’s first new music since the release of the acclaimed eponymous debut album in 2018.

To coincide with the announcement, details of a short UK tour will follow the record’s release, including a night at the Scala in London on the 6th September. You can watch the video to Animal here

“Animal” was recorded at the Lindsay’s home studio in Margate, Kent.

LUMP’s debut was released in the summer of 2018, unveiling a world that was tangibly different to their work apart, sonically “so vivid and sort of psychedelic,” Marling says, “and the lyrics so un-thought through”.

As with the first album, Marling would arrive in the studio without having heard any of Lindsay’s music, with the hope that it would bring the lyrics an immediacy and a spontaneity. Having become interested in psychoanalysis, she found she drew heavily on her psychoanalytic texts for this album’s lyrics. “I was taking the train down and I had prepped by putting a glossary of words in the back of my notebook,” she says. “Ordinary words that are used differently within psychoanalysis, like ‘object’ and ‘master’; I felt I needed something to base the lyrics off. I like the idea that psychoanalysis attempts to investigate the routes of desire.

There were other sources too: half-memories, family stories, strange dreams; things she had read, or been told or imagined. “LUMP is so the repository for so many things that I’ve had in my mind and just don’t fit anywhere in that way,” Marling says. “They don’t have to totally make narrative sense, but weirdly they end up making narrative sense in some way.”

Simultaneously, Marling was working on her widely acclaimed, Mercury Prize and Grammy Award nominated album “Song For Our Daughter” , and working on LUMP material felt liberating and distinct. “It became a very different thing about escaping a persona that has become a burden to me in some way,” she says. “It was like putting on a superhero costume.” Even now, she says, she sometimes feels as if she might be “edging Laura Marling off a cliff as much as I can and putting LUMP in the centre.”

LUMP will take “Animal” on tour shortly after its release. Tickets for the headline shows are on sale now via www.lump.world
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