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Dead Bird Lady is a solo cathartic folk project led by French-Mexican multi-instrumentalist, based in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

From the project‘s creation in Iceland in 2018, to the transition to France and finally finding a home in Staffordshire, Dead Bird Lady slowly morphed into her final shape, merging her fascination for folklore and alternative music with a mix of string instruments and electric effect pedals.

You may hear in her bewitching vocals and harmony-drenched melodies the echoes of artists such as Florence + The Machine, My Brightest Diamond, Grizzly Bear, and Kate Bush.

And what about this name? Dead Bird Lady’s tale is a long story involving an old Icelandic house, a stuffed ptarmigan and emotional reconstruction. Dead Bird Lady is Laura’s alter-ego, the one who dares sing all her secrets out loud.

In 2021 she releases February, a first ballad inspired by her Icelandic years, before going on to win the Grand Jury prize at Icart Sessions 2022 on national French radio.

Following her move to England in 2023, she’s quickly embraced by the Staffordshire music scene with remarkable sets at The Underground, Captain’s Bar and a feature on The Honey Box show. 

October 2023 sees the release of her latest single Pollen, a sultry and enchanting first chapter to her debut EP The Granny House born two months later. Critically acclaimed, this ambitiously self-produced opus was even donned “EP of the year” on The Leopheard.

‘The Granny House’ is now available on all platforms.