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Welcome to my website!
I’m Laura Kidd, a music producer, songwriter and digital polymath based in Bristol, UK, making music as Penfriend.

My latest album “Exotic Monsters” was released in May 2021, reaching #24 in the Official UK Album Chart and #5 in the Independent Album Chart. People power!

My mission is to encourage creativity in others by sharing my artistic process, plus thoughts on mindful productivity and digital minimalism, via my Letterbox Blog and podcast series, “Attention Engineer”.


At the heart of the Penfriend project is The Correspondent’s Club, a generous, supportive and friendly community powering the making of all my new music, podcasts and videos.

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New album out now!

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