Lauren Ann “Bite”
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Lauren Ann “Bite”


Belfast based Lauren Ann is an alternative, indie artist whose music is packed full of garage rock exuberance and grunge dynamics, brought together with a dreamy pop edge. Having grown up listening to artists such as Nirvana, Pixies and The Cure, Lauren infuses her music with a 90’s tinge, delivering a refreshing yet nostalgic sound.

Her latest single “Bite” is the second track from her upcoming concept EP. Each song is inspired by one of the deadly sins, with her previous single “Need” symbolising greed and “Bite” focusing on wrath. The songwriter shares, “In a way I’ve created a character or alter ego who experiences all of the sins in some way. Some of the songs are also about the different types of people I have met in my own life. I feel like everyone has encountered negative feelings of greed, wrath, pride etc. at some point in their life.”

Sonically, “Bite” is influenced by the likes of Deftones, The Smashing Pumpkins and Hole. As she chants, “You’re addicted to the fear that you create, how could you love so much hate,” Lauren depicts the intense vengeance that comes with wrath. Her raw and powerful vocals are accompanied by clashing percussion, throbbing bassline and a gritty guitar, that further emphasise the destructiveness that is associated with this specific deadly sin.

Lauren Ann has already curated a string of notable support slots with artists such as Tom Grennan in Custom House Square, NewDad, Sprints and Twin Atlantic, as well as playing at festivals and showcasing events such as SXSW, Ireland Music Week, Output and Stendhal Festival. 2024 is set to be an explosive year for Lauren Ann, establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with.

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