New sounds from Laura Shaw a relevantly new act that landed in my inbox a few weeks ago. Originally hailing from the North East but now calling London home. Laura Shaw which contrary to the bands name features four people in total with Laura Shaw the vocalist in the group.

With a vibe that verges at times on the effortless cool of trip-hop before, pulling it all back and surrounding themselves in upbeat pop rock melodies. Light and shade if you will. Think Marina and the Diamonds melded with Belleruche with a subtle nod to say … Portishead. A mix that on paper/screen sounds like it wouldn’t work, but it does.

They recorded their debut EP ‘Under The Blue Moon’ back in March at the Camden Roundhouse, which is available to stream now.