Up and coming Christchurch artist Laura Hunter, now based in Auckland, released her highly anticipated EP ‘Quiet Underwater’ on the 21st of June 2013, after an organic process of developing, collaborating and performing with Producer/Musician, Lukas Kelly.
‘Quiet Underwater’ reviewed by NZ Musician Magazine as ‘Stunning Electro Pop with total heart’. Electro Pop at times meets drum and bass, held together by rhythmic acoustic guitar, emotive lyrics and a fresh captivating new voice.
Laura’s success shone through in 2013 on The Audience, where her two singles, featured on the EP, 'Don't Be Afraid to Love' and 'Driving in a Straight Line' both remained at number one of the released charts & ‘Driving in a Straight Line’ secured a place on ‘The Best of the Audience Year One’ Spotify playlist.
‘Driving in a Straight line’ went on to receive music video funding by New Zealand On Air, and the music video was officially released on Friday 31st of January 2014. It reflects a stunning artistic concept, developed by director Guy Tichborne, which met the exact vision Laura had for the single. The video eloquently gives life to Laura’s sound, produced by Lukas Kelly. EMAIL US for a free download of 'Driving in a Straight Line'
In 2013 Laura played various shows including the support act for Six60’s Christchurch gig at the Bedford, various other Christchurch venues, and a show with Tali in Dunedin. Laura has collaborated with Musician/MC, Tali on the track ‘Festivally Skank’ off Tali’s recent album ‘Of things to come’, and performed with Tali's 12 Piece band at Rhythm and Alps in 2012. She continues to be an associate artist of Tali’s ‘Sheppard Artist Development’.
Laura continued to play shows in the North Island including Auckland, Rotorua, & Taranaki, after moving to Auckland in September 2013. She is spending March of 2014 in Christchurch, playing a few shows before heading to America for April through to June where she hopes to book a few shows, continue writing, and travel.
Laura Hunter NZ Dates
February Friday 14th Tiny Triumphs (Devonport, Auckland)
March Wednesday 12th Baretta 7-10pm (Christchurch)
March Sunday 16th Belgium beer cafe chch 4-7pm (Christchurch)
March Tuesday 18th Wunderbar 8.30 - 9.30pm (Christchurch)
March Thursday 20th Baretta 9-12am (Christchurch)
Laura & producer Lukas Kelly, are currently writing and producing new music towards Laura’s first Album.
Buy the EP on iTunes, or order a physical copy via Bandcamp. The track list is as follows; Don’t Be Afraid To Love, Twisted Games, Crystal Heart, Driving in a Straight Line, and Soothing Madness.