Laura Marling Tonight At The 02 Academy

10 Mar

English folk musician, Laura Marling will be playing tonight at the 02 Academy, Glasgow. Unfortunately I’ve only just realised, and tickets are sold out, otherwise I would be getting myself down there to do a review on her. But she’s just so wonderful that I decided to write a wee bit about her anyway!

Laura Marling

She has three albums, ‘Alas, I Cannot Swim’ and ‘I Speak Because I Can’ and her most recent, ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’. She also won ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ at the 2011 Brit Awards and ‘Best Solo Artists’ at the 2011 NME Awards. Her musical career started in her mid teens, when she moved to London and became involved in many different traditional music bands, as well as being part of the original ‘Noah and the Whale’ group.

Laura with band Noah and the Whale before she left in 2008

Her sound (that reminds me very much of Mumford and Sons) could perhaps be linked to her relationship with Marcus Mumford a couple of years ago, and would explain why many of her songs are composed in a very similar folk style accompanied by both piano and guitar. Marling is also featured in Mystery Jet’s feel-good song ‘Young Love‘. She has a beautiful voice that conveys a feeling of sophistication throughout her work and produces music that actually means something, which is a rarity in a lot of the music being produced by artists recently.

Laura with Mumford and Sons

‘The Wisdom of Spring’ tour has support from ”Timbre Timbre‘, a Canadian folk group and Pete Roe, an acoustic artist from London. Most venues are now sold out, but if you want to see her in Nottingham, tickets are still available from here.

Laura Marling – Rambling Man, a beautiful example of her work with a clear influence from Mumford and Sons:

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