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Laura Marling Biography

Laura Marling (born 1.2.1990)

Laura Marling is singer-songwriter from Eversley, Hampshire. She rose to fame through the London folk scene and later found prominence as a solo artist. Marling has toured with a number of well-recognised indie bands and her own work is acknowledged for her bold melodies and poetic lyrics.

Laura Marling: Childhood & Early Musical Career

Laura Marling was born in Hampshire, England, where she learned guitar at a young age. As a teenager, Laura was one of the original members of Noah and the Whale. During the time that she was in the band, she dated the band's singer, Charlie Fink but left after the release of their album Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down. The artist Emmy the Great was also in the band around the same time.

In 2007, Laura Marling appeared on 'Suspicious Eyes' by The Rakes, a track from their album Ten New Messages, after their singer Alan Donohoe discovered her on Myspace. She went on t

collaborate with Mystery Jets on their single 'Young Love'.

Laura Marling: Music Career

Laura Marling's debut solo album, Alas, I Cannot Swim, was released in 2008. The album went on to be nominated for that year's Mercury Music Prize but lost out to Elbow's The Seldom Seen Kid. Following the release of the album, she embarked on her 'Night Terror Tour', named after the single 'Night Terror'. Laura Marling was also invited to tour with Jamie T, as well as opening for Adam Green (of The Moldy Peaches). Laura Marlin also infamously chose to perform on the street for her fans, after being denied entry to her own gig for being underage.

In 2009, in an interview with The Guardian, Laura Marling announced that she was dating Marcus Mumford of the British folk band Mumford and Sons.

Laura Marling's second album, I Speak Because I Can was released in 2010 and was produced by Ethan Jones. The debut single released from the album was 'Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)'.

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The Latest Laura Marling News

Brit Awards 2014 Nominations: Disclosure, Bastille, Rudimental Emerge On Top

9th January 2014

The nominees have been announced for this year's Brit Awards, which will be presented live in a ceremony on ITV...

David Bowie To Release 5 New Songs

30th September 2013

David Bowie is to release five new songs.The 66-year-old musician's new three-disc album 'The Next Day Extra' - the collectors...

Mercury Prize Shortlist Announced, But Does It Even Matter Anymore?

14th September 2013

The Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize this week announce the shortlist for it's 12 favourite albums of the last 12 months,...

Mercury Music Prize List Has "more Good Albums...than For A Very Long Time"

12th September 2013

This year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize could be one of the greatest lists of nominees in the awards history. 2013's nominees...

David Bowie Leads The Pack In Mercury Prize Nominations

12th September 2013

David Bowie came back from his retirement/hiatus completely unannounced this January, when he released the video for the single 'Where...

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Laura Marling Reviews

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle Album Review Album Review

12th August 2013

Laura Marling's 4th album in 5 years sees her blossom further as the assurances that...

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know Album Review

22nd November 2011

21 years old. 3rd solo album. 2 Mercury nominations. Winner of a Best Female Brit...

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can Album Review

26th March 2010

Laura Marling's recent history is a public one, so requires a brief recap only for...

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Laura Marling Festivals

End Of The Road

29th August 2014

Hop Farm

5th June 2014

Field Day

7th June 2014

Sasquatch! Festival

23rd May 2014

Bonnaroo

12th June 2014

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The Latest Laura Marling Press Releases

Virgin Records Announce 40th Anniversary Live Shows - The 'Live Celebrations Of 40 Years Of Disruptions'

13th August 2013

Virgin Records, the revolutionary British record label launched by Richard...

Secret Cinema Presents Laura Marling - Additional June 2013 Dates Announced

24th May 2013

Secret Cinema, the pioneers of Live Cinema, will bring to life Laura Marling's...

Laura Marling Announces New Album 'Once I Was An Eagle' Released 27th May 2013

8th March 2013

The new album, 'Once I Was An Eagle', was recorded at the Three Crows studio of...

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