LAURA RETURNS – New Music and Upcoming Shows – March 2011

  For anyone who ever thought that making good music was a lost art, Laura compels you to think again. This March, the Melbourne 5-piece returns with the release of the limited edition double a-side 7 inch ‘This Grey Earth’ | Mark The Day’.

Dark, moody and complicated, the latest release from Laura is already gaining significant critical attention with ‘Mark The Day’ being named Single Of The Week by both Beat Magazine and InPress in January 2011, InPress saying, “…(Mark The Day Is) enough to darken the sun at midday.” For those familiar with the music of Laura, the extraordinary, broody craftsmanship displayed on this latest offering will be no surprise.

Indeed, the band boasts one of the most impressive and well-received bodies of work produced by an Australian underground act in recent years.

In 2004, Laura’s debut album ‘Mapping Your Dreams’, received high-rotation airplay from independent stations around the country including FBi Radio, 2SER, 3RRR and 3PBS. Of the album, Rave Magazine said, “Mapping Your Dreams drips in ethereal, other worldly wall of soundness.” Beat Magazine named the track ‘We Should Keep This Secret’ its Single of the Week and later Indie Single of the Year for
2004. During this time, Laura began to gain significant momentum in the live arena as well, thanks to intense shows that featured the band’s signature wall of sound, and its dramatic and at times chaotic dynamics.

Laura’s second album, ‘Radio Swan Is Down’, released in 2006, gained the attention of international ears including US prog-metal group ISIS, for whom Laura would go on to support on their 2007 Australian tour. Global exposure continued throughout 2008 and 2009 with album releases in Japan and in the US, a tour of Japan, and a deal with MTV that saw the television giant licensing several of the band’s songs for various TV series.

This March, Laura will return to the stage in support of the release of the ‘This Grey Earth’ | Mark The Day’ 7-inch with series of performances in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.

As intense as it is delicate, the music of Laura is sure to leave a mark on all who hear it. This is a band not to be missed.


New limited edition double a-side 7 inch
‘This Grey Earth’ | Mark The Day’.
Out March 4 | **ONLY 500 COPIES PRODUCED**
Pre-order available shortly from

Friday March 4. Enigma Bar. Adelaide
tix/info: Buy Tickets Here – Moshtix

Saturday March 5. East Brunswick Club. Melbourne

Friday March 18. Sandringham Hotel. Sydney
tix/info: Buy Tickets Here – Moshtix

* LAURA – This Grey Earth [MP3 Stream]
* LAURA – Mark The Day [Video Clip]
* Live Review: Mono, laura, Del Toro @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 6 December 2009