Music | Review | Little Lapin – Holding Out For The Kicks


Out 16th July

Rating: 7/10

By Kieran Webber

I first had the pleasure of hearing Little Lapin’s¬†music at the Ride Book Launch in Newquay, Cornwall. After the first few strikes of her guitar I was intrigued, and then the vocals came in and it was at this point my curiosity turned to attention.

This event led me to check out her sophomore album,¬†‘Holding Out For The Kicks’, a rustic and simple album that is¬†an utter pleasure to listen to. The 9 track album boasts her¬†heartfelt songwriting ability which is boosted¬†by her emotive delivery. Put simply, her music is beautiful and dastardly infectious.

Having spent a fair portion of her life travelling, it is clear that it has had¬†a strong influence on her music. The opening track,¬†‘California Sun’, beautifully captures the soul of ¬†West Coast America with its rambling guitar that¬†touches on psychedelia soundscape.

There is more¬†though, as this album acts as a personal insight into the artist’s life. It is a series of short stories backed by delicate plucking of a guitar. Lapin gives us a peek into her more personal side with tracks such as,¬†‘Lovers Gate’, and closing track,¬†‘You Light Me Up’.

As a whole, ‘Holding Out For The Kicks’ is a an exquisite secret¬†that flows gorgeously from beginning to end. Lapin’s butter-melting, emotive vocals,¬†combined¬†with¬†her touching songwriting, create a harmonious atmosphere that will leave you warm and fuzzy.