Laura Marling Student Press Conference – 13th February 2017

Whenever I see Laura Marling live I’m always reminded of a performance she did on Jools Holland way back in 2007. It sticks with me – the way her eyes never stray from the floor, except to glance at her guitar to occasionally correct herself. I was once again reminded of this as I watched her perform songs from her sixth album, Semper Femina, at a livestreamed Q&A session at Goldsmiths University. She rarely made eye contact with any one of the 50 or so people in the room, but despite this, her gaze is stoic, confident. Perhaps it’s unfair to make such a comparison; naturally one would change over 10 or so years. But it seems with this album that Marling is ready to ponder questions about her own work that she previously never has, and the resulting songs are both self-assured and probing.  Continue reading “Laura Marling Student Press Conference – 13th February 2017”

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Laura Marling’s Short Movie and the Mercury Prize

Marling’s fifth album in seven years, Short Movie is a break away from her usual solo acoustic get up. With the introduction of a full band she has created an even more powerful record; a departure from her old sound yet still characteristically Marling. Continue reading “Laura Marling’s Short Movie and the Mercury Prize”