Laurie Tompkins is a UK composer, performer and co-director of the Slip label.

From scores for samples, instruments and voices he creates a grabbable music that dreams and confounds. Bodies, things, words, and sounds strain under duress, looping their way through scenes of grubby presence, not-quite riff, mouldy echo, and swollen bombast.

In 2022, he released solo discs on Entr’acte, 33-33 and Hyperdelia, featuring contributions from Eliza McCarthy, Ashley Paul, Jess Hickie-Kallenbach, Teresa Winter, Gwilly Edmondez and Aaron Parker. These followed ‘Ample Profanity’ (2018), with cellist Oliver Coates and ‘Heat, War, Sweat, Law’ (2016). As Yes Indeed, with bassist Otto Willberg, he put out ‘Rotten Luck’ on Bison - a follow up to ‘Exorcise’ (2021), justly hailed as “proper, mad scones” (Boomkat).

Laurie helms Slip, which has released music by Yeah You, Mica Levi, Julia Reidy, Bass Clef, Object Collection, Mentos Gulgendo, Chaines & Competition.

Shows: LUFF, Cave12, UH Fest, De Nor, KM28, Café Oto, Aldeburgh Music, Spike Island, and National Sawdust. Commissions: House of Bedlam, Daylight Editions, LSO Soundhub Scheme, ddmmyy and 840 series. Radio: specials for NTS and Resonance FM and a session with Adam Bohman recorded at Maida Vale studios, broadcast on BBC Radio 3.