Laurel (Laurel Arnell-Cullen)

Laurel, or Laurel Arnell-Cullen if we’re going to go with full names, is a beautiful young singer/songwriter.

Laurel is 19-years-old and she has been writing music since she was 12 (yes I did just say 12). Inspired by Laura Marling she learnt the guitar and began gigging in Southampton and Portsmouth winning the Portsmouth News’ ‘Best Solo Act’ in 2011.

After which, Laurel began working with ex Radio 1 house DJ, Dave Spoon, and later on, Nick Halkes, who co-founded the label XL. Since then, she has developed her sound and subsequently she has been attracting a lot of attention with some people dubbing her as the next Lana Del Rey.

To date, Laurel has played along side Lianne La Havas, Ed Sheeran, White Lies and Katy B.

I imagine we’ll be hearing a lot more from her in the future and if her latest demo, Blue Blood, is anything to go by, her debut album will be something pretty special.

If you want to find out more about Laurel, check out her Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Tumblr

 

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