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laura marling

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 5:37pm

★★★☆

 

Laura Marling’s latest beautiful collection of folk musings is perfect for rainy day listening, but don’t be fooled by the floaty nature of her tunes – the songs are layered with meaning.

 

The title, Semper Femina, means ‘always a woman’, and thus Marling’s songs explore feminine identity through relationships, youth, failure and seeking freedom.

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Posted 26 Oct 2015 @ 10:14am

Reviewed on Tuesday October 20 (photo by Katrina Clarke)

 

It’s difficult to be impartial with a songwriter of such renown. Any stumble in their performance or disconnect with the audience can be readily swept away by your own deep-seated affection for the performer. Approaching someone like Laura Marling, whose live performance is somewhat pre-empted by a reputation of glum...

Posted 22 Jun 2015 @ 9:44am

UK folk star Laura Marling is returning to Australia this October to play a string of shows. 

 

Last out here in 2013, Marling now comes in the wake of her fifth studio album in seven years, Short Movie, which dropped in March. The record was self-produced and marks Marling's movement towards bigger, more electric-feeling music. 

Posted 31 Jul 2013 @ 11:41am

Reviewed on Tuesday July 23

 

It’s amazing how much difference the right space can make; how artists and audiences alike subtly alter their behaviour depending on the size and shape of the room they happen to be in.

 

When a band’s style doesn’t suit its surroundings it can make everything painfully awkward, but the opposite is also true – I’ve never seen Tim Rogers...

Posted 18 Jun 2013 @ 3:23pm

Traversing the visceral terrain of anger, pain and the understanding allowed by hindsight, Once I Was An Eagle is stunning.

 

Laura Marling writes songs with a gravitas that’s not often present in albums by 23-year-olds. For Once I Was An Eagle she worked again with prolific producer/mixer Ethan Johns, who worked on her last two records (as well as Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker), and...

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