Video Saturday – Laura Marling

And in yet another forlorn attempt to appear trendy and down with the kids and fully aware of what goes on in the world of musicians these days I bring to the house Laura Marling, her album “Once I Was An Eagle” being discovered randomly on Deezer this week, and its damn fine I have to say, if a little repetitive, but if you like this track then whats the problem in having a full albums worth of the same, its damn fine paint-along-a-music any old how.

And so now I shall pretend that I know all about Laura Marling and that it was me who discovered her by reeling off some facts that I discovered with fifteen seconds of research using the web site know to all as Wikipedia. god bless the internet for in the olden days I would have actually had to get off my arse and go and find a book to learn this stuff, or just not bother.

Laura Marling was one of the founders of the British “Nu-Folk” movement of a few years hence, well not exactly a founder as its a media-invented word anyway, no-one actually sat down and said “Lets be Nu-Folk” but still, she was however definitely a member of the first incarnation of Noah and the Whale, as if I know who they are, and her father is Sir Charles William Somerset Marling the 5th of the Marling Baronets of Gloucestershire, and he has his own recording studio, which is fortuitous for a daughter who wants to be in the music business.

Anyhows, away with all that pseudo intellectual rubbish, I’d never heard of Laura Marling until last Tuesday but now I have listened to one of her albums in its entirety, twice, and I recommend it to the house.


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  1. 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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