Lion Lungs ready to roar at the Vine

STRONG VOICE: Bec Laughton will play at the Golden Vine on Friday night.
STRONG VOICE: Bec Laughton will play at the Golden Vine on Friday night.

WHEN quizzed on what Bendigo could expect from her show on Friday night, Bec Laughton said intense upbeat soul and some heartbreaking songs.

"You'll want to dance and want to cry, maybe even at the same time," she laughed.

Laughton is a singer-songwriter from Brisbane and she arrives in Bendigo for the last date on her tour that promotes her third EP.

"The tour has been amazing, ridiculous," she said.

"We've had full houses every time and one reviewer said it was in the top three live shows she's seen, which was surprising given how many shows she has probably seen.

"I don't think I've ever played a show in central Victoria, so maybe Bendigo will be the highlight."

The EP is titled M&R and features a variety of genres that could most broadly be described as roots, even with it's electronic feel.

"This (EP) is a little more electro. I like the whole dance and soul sound," Laughton said.

"I've been experimenting with a new vibe but I kind of want to get back to the studio and set off down a different road."

Laughton, who is also known as Lion Lungs or the tiny redhead with the giant voice, said she has always been involved in singing, dancing and acting.

"When I was two my mum used to get people looking at us in the supermarket because I was so loud," she said.

"One person said I was going to be a singer, which is a nice way of saying I was too loud.

"I always preferred singing to dancing and acting and started my first band when I was in high school."

Laughton has also ventured to the US with success and plans to return there later this year.

"(New York) was super exciting and I loved it more than I thought I would," she said.

"South by Southwest was also wilder than anything I'd ever imagined."

Bec Laughton with support from Bendigo band We The Radio play at the Golden Vine from 9pm on Friday. Entry is $10.


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