LUMP, a new collaboration between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay, join this year’s Festival of Voice in Cardiff to complete the line-up of headline music artists performing at Wales’ 11-day international arts festival this June.
The collaboration was born from a chance meeting between producer Mike Lindsay (Tunng, Throws) and three-time Mercury-nominated songwriter Laura Marling. Lindsay’s compositional style is visual and colourful, mathematic yet emotive – a mix of guitars, Moog synthesizers and pulsing drums set against drones of flutes and voices, while Marling’s lyrics are inspired by André Breton’s Manifestoes of Surrealism, Edward Lear’s nonsense verse and the absurdist poetry of Ivor Cutler. Their united energies will be on stage on Thursday 8 June at Festival of Voice, Cardiff, one of only four cities currently announced for their first tour.
LUMP join the diverse, distinctive and powerful voices of Patti Smith, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Angélique Kidjo’s reworking of the Talking Heads’ masterpiece Remain In Light, Gruff Rhys and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Billy Bragg and Nadine Shah’s Voices of Protest, Angela Denoke with WNO Orchestra and Passenger on the main stage at Wales Millennium Centre, from 7 – 17 June.
- For tickets, the full programme and further information, visit festivalofvoice.wales or call 029 2063 6464.