Beautiful record. Released in 2006 via Hush, Laura Gibson’s If You Come to Greet Me is a real delight. There’s sparse fingerpicked guitar with Laura’s sweet, captivating lyrics and fragile, beautiful voice trailing through every song. The album also features my favourite instrument- the musical saw (played by Mr Peter Broderick, who also plays strings on the album). It makes such a wonderful sound that fits perfectly with the cosy feel of the album.
It’s most certainly a winter record. Listening to the rustling at the start of Wintering transports you to a sofa in front of a fireplace in a log cabin surrounded by snow. Winter can be such a beautiful season. Mostly here in South East England it’s just grey and wet, but in February this year it snowed. It snowed really heavy, and I bought myself a full English breakfast and it was so warming and perfect.
Laura Gibson plays at End of the Road this weekend, Rough Trade on Monday, and supports Alela Diane at Shepherd’s Bush Empire next Thursday. She has a headline show on October 1st at Cafe OTO. Listen to her songs.