5@7 Lou Laurence + Matt Lazenby
Lou Laurence has a bold, soul voice and an acoustic blues, folk, pop sound. This soul-singing siren’s music will make your hairs stand on end and your secret feelings rise to the surface. Her songs combine simple blues dialogue with humour, love, and deep, sweet, soul.
Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Matt Lazenby has been rooted in Montreal since 2008, playing in bands such Wind Up Radio Sessions and The Constant Supervision. Over the last several years, Matt has also put out 4 solo EPs, straddling the line between wistful Americana, lo-fi bedroom folk and traditional English song. In 2018, Matt released ‘Red Tuque’, a 5 song EP of rich melodies, idiosyncratic lyrics, and subtle guitar and banjo picking. 2018 also included a string of solo performances around the city, including an opening slot for anti-folk legend Jeffrey Lewis. More recently, Matt has recorded ‘Slow Dreams of Sweet Death’, an EP of traditional English music, albeit with a distinctly lo-fi, acid-folk twist. The EP is due to be released in May, 2020. As if this wasn’t enough, Matt is currently developing a folk duet project with Sabrina Halde (Groenland) entitled Montagnes.