A day in the life of… Lauran Hibberd

From dusk 'til dawn with your favourite acts.

You know what’s easier than following around your fave up-and-coming indie-stroke-pop stars, day in, day out, to see what they’re up to? Asking them.

It contains a morning cry.


My alarm wakes me up at 7.30 every morning; I proceed to snooze that girl until probably 8.15. I then spend 20mins scrolling through social media until I realise nothing has changed that much in the last eight hours and then I feel bad for scrolling, but all is made better by tucking into a bowl of Frosted Shreddies, kissing my dogs and drinking tea while The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills plays in the background (LOL NOT EVEN JOKIN’ I’M OBSESSED).

9am – 11.30am

I’ve been running every morning in lockdown, so this would be the time where I’d attempt to load Strava and challenge the skinny girls from back in school to the fastest 5k (btw, I will never win). I’ll then jump in the shower, where I will have my morning cry to the new Phoebe Bridgers album and contemplate everything before getting out and realising that inevitably everything will be ok (haha weird times).

11.30am – 1pm

I’m normally sat with a guitar around my neck at this point, getting song ideas and structuring demos. In between this, I’m probably packaging merch (seems to be my new job lol, thanks everyone).

1pm – 3pm

My daily Post Office trip (again, thanks for keeping me in business people). Because I do this every day, I’ve literally become besties with Linda (cute post office lady), and she lets me leave my parcels there and pay later (WHAT A BABE)!! Will probably grab a choco milkshake for the walk home too.

3pm – 7pm

This is my prime writing time, I work better in the middle of the afternoon, and I’ve been attempting to write a song a day in lockdown and given a few exceptions I’VE ONLY GONE AND DONE IT! So I’ll spend a few hours writing, followed by (with snack breaks) another few hours demoing up the track and mixing etc. During lockdown, I have turned my parents’ lounge into a studio (big hit lol), but they’ve become kinda fond of it now. Mum’s fave drum sound is ‘the beefy dry kit’, hahahah.

7pm – 11pm

EAT!!!!! I’ve been doing a LOT (well, some) cooking, and I’m actually alright now. So if y’all want a good mac and cheese, you know where to come. Will then cuddle my puppies and probably read for a bit, maybe facetime my bff Zuzu and probably watch even more Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (it’s a real addiction).

11pm – 12am

Attempt to sleep, fail to sleep, attempt to sleep, fail to sleep and then boom – out like a light.

Taken from the August issue of Dork, out now.

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