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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Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle Album Review

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Laura Marling's 4th album in 5 years sees her blossom further as the assurances that her growing confidence has given her pervade her writing and her performance. As the naivety of her youth is realised...

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1st May 2013 -

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'When Brave Bird Saved' is a short film created by directors Fred & Nick which showcases new material from Laura Marling set to feature on her anticipated fourth album 'Once I Was An Eagle', which...

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21 years old. 3rd solo album. 2 Mercury nominations. Winner of a Best Female Brit and numerous other awards. Former member of Noah & The Whale and with a rich stream of interesting collaborative ventures,...

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

26th March 2010 -

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Laura Marling's recent history is a public one, so requires a brief recap only for those who inhabit planet chart. Discovered at the tender age of sixteen through MySpace, she initially worked with Noah &...

Laura Marling - Night Terror

29th September 2008 -

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Video for Night Terror from Laura Marling.Laura Marling releases a new single 'Night Terror' on October 27th 2008 through Virgin Records. As well as releasing her own Mercury nominated album Laura has also been busy...

Laura Marling - Cross Your Fingers

4th June 2008 -

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Cross Your Fingers video From Laura MarlingWatch the video for Cross Your Fingers by Laura Marling released through Virgin Records on June 9th 2008. The single's featured on her debut album 'Alas I Cannot Swim'...

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17th September 2007 -

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Laura Marling New Romantic Video Check out Laura Marling's new single 'New Romantic'. Listen as worlds unfold, emotions stir and thoughts provoked. With vocals that will beautifully seduce; haunting lyrics so painfully honest they will...

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