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Posted 28 Aug 2013 @ 1:54pm
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A flurry of percussion slowly builds throughout Devil’s Resting Place, compounding Laura Marling’s blunt melodic vocal-guitar one-two punch. The track’s folk purity is a welcome antidote to the arena-commanding branch of the genre that has gained dominance in the past few years. A commanding showcase of Marling’s singing talent, guitar chops and song-writing finesse. 

Posted 6 Aug 2013 @ 9:26am
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It was a humble arrangement in a grandiose setting, the pipes of the grand organ foreboding like an unfired Chekov’s Gun behind the altar. If Laura Marling felt exposed or imposed while addressing the congregation gathered across the church’s two levels, she didn’t show it.

 

Joined only by her touring cellist (a recent affinity barebones and sensible approach to touring was...

Posted 28 May 2013 @ 10:28pm
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I’ve started writing this review about eight different ways, each focussing on a different aspect of Laura Marling in order to explain just how strongly I feel about this album, and about this remarkable young woman. But I have to keep starting over because there are so many things I want to put in the first paragraph that the only way I’ll fit all of them in is if the whole review is the...

Posted 29 May 2013 @ 6:47am
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Music journalists love context. Context is nearly always the Rosetta Stone to decoding an artist: once you know who they are, where they come from and what has shaped them, you have an ‘in’ into their world, and you can begin to pull on the threads of their life until the whole thing unravels and they are laid bare before you. Sometimes an artist’s context has no impact on their art, but...

Posted 16 May 2013 @ 10:09am
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Already announced for the sold-out Splendour In The Grass, Laura Marling has added a run of intimate church performances to her Australian itinerary. 

 

Marling's fourth studio album Once I Was An Eagle, is set for release on Friday May 24, but has already garnered widespread critical acclaim overseas. 

 

Since debuting in 2007 with Alas I Cannot Swin, Marling has...

Posted 28 Feb 2012 @ 9:16am
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Having just turned 22 a day prior, British songstress Laura Marling had certainly pulled an impressive crowd to sell-out the majestic Forum Theatre leading up to her appearance at Laneway. Not bad for the seemingly meek young starlet, who has managed to release three acclaimed records and achieved overwhelming recognition for her craft, all by the tender age of 21.

 

With all of...

Posted 1 Feb 2012 @ 7:12am
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“You start off on a light foot, fall into a crevasse and then come back up again,” laughs Laura Marling. She’s talking about the journey that unfolds on her third album, A Creature I Don’t Know. It’s Marling’s latest critically-acclaimed composition and further proof that the 21-year-old (22 on February 1) from London is en route to becoming one of the most prolific and respected songwriters...

Posted 19 Jan 2012 @ 1:25pm
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It’s perhaps the abstract artwork that best sets the scene for Caitlin Park’s Milk Annual. A flower-breathing fox head carried in a basket by poppy-picking children in the dark of night.

 

Musically she is self-described as having taken the neo-folk genre and single-handedly pulled it to the left with abstract compositions and film nostalgia...

Posted 30 Nov 2011 @ 10:09am
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WA's Emily Barker is based in London and making great headway as "the new Laura Marling". Taken from her third album, Almanac, Billowing Sea is a bouncing folk tune that misses by miles the weighty sadness of her earlier singles, Nostalgia and Bones. The cello and fiddle parts are lovely, but Emily's voice is strained and choppy and the song is all over the place. The trilling Disney flute...

Posted 15 Nov 2011 @ 11:47am
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After announcing arguably their finest lineup to date, the good folks over at St. Jeromes Laneway Festival have announced a slew of Melbourne sideshows.

 

So, let's not waste any time, eh? If y'all wanna' catch the following acts, you best to get to the following venues on the, uhh,...

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