Lauren Pritchard ‘Not The Drinking’ Video & Island Life Tour Announcement
aaamusic | On 16, Sep 2010
Jackson Tennessee born, London based singer-songwriter Lauren Pritchard, a new artist with a remarkable voice and a rare song-writing talent to match, has her new single “Not The Drinking” released on October 25th through Spilt Milk/ Island Records. The single is taken from the 22 year old’s debut album “Wasted In Jackson” which is also released October 25th, and the accompanying must-see video was directed by acclaimed director Wendy Morgan who recently made the Janelle Monae video.
Watch the video here:
Island Records is proud to announce the launch of a new live initiative; Island Life. Life will provide a platform for the new breed of Island acts. Kicking off the showcases will be a night in East London and a UK-wide tour.
The inaugural Island Life UK tour brings together three extraordinary talents. 22-year-old Lauren Pritchard hails from Jackson, Tennessee and has been described by The Sunday Times as ‘wonderful, brooding, strung-out soul’. Produced by Eg White – the man behind Adele’s ‘Chasing Pavements’ – her future is bright.
Zimbabwe born, Hackney-raised Tinashé will be bringing his debut album to life on tour. Q magazine gave it 4 stars for its mix of ‘Motown production with lovelorn lyrics’. Tinashé has the soulful showman moves to match when he performs. He is stepping out on tour with Eliza Doolittle and Mark Ronson after this stint.
Welshman Pete Lawrie is the latest musician to have found favour at label mate’s Mumford and Son’s West London folk and gospel night Communion. Music is in this talented young man’s blood, his Grandfather played on ‘Strawberry’s Fields Forever’ by The Beatles. With his rough-hewn vocals he is an electric live prospect.
Island’s 22-year-old Celtic songbird Pearl & The Puppets completes the line-up. Already a huge pull in her native Scotland she is also the sound of the new Tamara Drewe movie, which used her single ‘Make Me Smile’ in its trailer. The same song was described by Grazia magazine as ‘top of our playlist’.
Oct 1 – Birmingham, Glee Club
Oct 2 – Cardiff, Buffalo Bar
Oct 4 – Bristol, Cooler
Oct 5 – Cambridge, Haymakers
Oct 6 – Brighton, Audio
Oct 7 – Leeds, Cockpit
Oct 8 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
Oct 10 – Manchester, Deaf Institute