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.