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Hello and welcome!

I’m Laura Kidd, an independent music producer, songwriter and visual artist based in Bristol, UK, making music as Penfriend.

My new album “One In A Thousand” was released on 24th February 2023 under the name Obey Robots. It went to #14 in the Official Album Chart and #1 in the Independent Album Chart due to people power. Thank you!

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

My mission is to encourage creativity in others by sharing my artistic process, plus thoughts on the philosophy of creativity, via my YouTube channelLetterbox 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.

Join us xo

"Exotic Monsters"

Out 21/5/21. Grab your copy on limited edition vinyl or CD.

Go go go!