Laurie Tompkins


Ample Profanity EP

a ‘Laurie & Olly’ production, w. cellist Oliver Coates:out on 12” Vinyl, w. download,  out now on Slip
buy on Boomkat and Bandcamp

Aug 9th duo w.Suze Whaites (supporting Object Collection) at National Sawdust, Brooklyn
Sep 26th Laurie & Olly at Cafe Oto, London

“Sniffin’ Samgh”
, video by Joel Wycherley

“Tithonus, Drunk”



Slip is a home to rogue hybrids of improvised, composed, and electronic musics.

In the past 2 years, Slip has released music by Mica Levi & Oliver Coates, Ashley Paul, Chaines, Yeah You, Gwilly Edmondez, Julia Reidy, Sam Andreae and Object Collection. Alongside these LPs and cassettes, the label has presented a sold-out 2-day residency at London’s Café Oto, been featured in The Wire, The Guardian, and The New York Times, Frieze, and Rolling Stone and aired on NTS, Berlin Community Radio, and BBC Radio.

Founded in Manchester in 2012, and moving through Berlin and London, the label is now based in Newcastle, run alongside Suze Whaites and Tom Rose.

credit: Brian Whar


Laurie is a composer, and co-founder/co-director of the Slip label.

His music works through pop cultural trauma, taking pleasure in ritual self-abasement. His projects are impure coagulations of instruction and improvisation; text, sound, image; lone wolf and mob; human and computer technologies. He primarily works with a tight group of long-standing collaborators.

Laurie has performed at London’s Café Oto, Bristol’s Spike Island, Aldeburgh Music, Aarhus’ Radar, Berlin’s Reflektor, and Harplinge’s Harp Art Lab.
His commissions have premiered with the House Of Bedlam, LSO Soundhub Scheme, ddmmyy and 840 series. He has been broadcast on Resonance FM and BBC Radio 3.

Forthcoming projects include mini-album Ample Profanity - the debut release of Laurie & Olly, a collaboration with cellist Oliver Coates; a debut US performance with Suze Whaites at National Sawdust, Brooklyn; and collaborations with visual artist Joel Wycherley, bassist Otto Willberg, and composer/producer Chaines.