Laura Marling is known to usually take a few years between albums, but it seems pairing up with producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Lindsay (Tunng, Throws) has made her all the more productive, as the duo will be releasing an album on June 1st under the name LUMP.

LUMP was formed after a meeting between the pair in 2016 at a Neil Young gig where Marling had supported. They found mutual admiration for each other's work, and Lindsay invited Marling to step into his London studio where he had been working on a bunch of unusual and diverse music - but needed a vocalist. It seems kismet that Marling instantly felt at home in his studio and with the sound, and as such LUMP came along pretty quickly.

Our first introduction to it is 'Curse Of The Contemporary', a song that defies categorisation as it features dusky guitars, jazzy drums and subtly psychedelic synthesizers. Marling ties it all together with her high and wild vocal cresting and soaring through the verses, before getting sharp and serious for the chorus. It's a beguiling track that has us highly intrigued for the album.

'Curse Of The Contemporary' comes with a video by the motion graphics designer Esteban Diacono. You can watch that and listen to the track below.

LUMP comes out through Dead Oceans on June 1st - pre-order it here. The duo will also be playing the following live shows:

June 1 – London, Rough Trade East instore
June 2 - Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club (2 shows)
June 3 - Manchester, Band In The Wall (2 shows)
June 5 - London, Oslo (2 shows)
June 8 - Cardiff, Festival Of Voice
June 9 - Bristol, Rough Trade instore