Dogviolet delves deep in to the dark side of love, allowing the lyrically-adventurous LAUREL to twist the knife on recent relationships and emerge, bruised but wiser, on the other side. Recorded largely at home and to tape at Gizzard Studios in Hackney, its twelve tracks set to the singer’s raw, riveting vocals to bewitching, sensual songs as rooted in rock as they are reliant on electronics.
“The album is all about love which is ugly” says LAUREL. “It’s about love, which should be beautiful, wielded in the wrong way. The title came from me flicking through a book of flowers and discovering the Dog-violet. I was struck by the contrast between the two words. In fact, the flower’s full name is the Common Dog-violet, which is fantastic. I love words that make you feel a bit weird.”