It has been a whole three years since Laura Marling last graced the stage at Southampton Guildhall, then it was in support of A Creature I Don’t Know, now it was the turn of Short Movie.
Having moved away from the folky, country sounds that were so prominent in her Mercury award nominated first two albums, she’s set her sights on the wonders of electric music. Rather incredibly she’s been able to keep a hold of her identity whilst successfully shifting in the music spectrum. Even so, it was intriguing to see how her new sound would translate to the stage. (more…)
It has taken me a few days to actually sit down and write a review of Once I was an Eagle. I bought it the day it came out and listened to it in the car on the way home. I’m not going to lie, at first I was disappointed but now I think it is a beautiful album of the same standard as A Creature I Don’t Know.
I remembered that Laura Marling’s music was made to be more personal, that playing it in a car was not the right atmosphere for it, so then I decided it must be a headphone album.
By this I mean that there are some things you can only truly appreciate via headphones. Songs can be layered and their true beauty can’t always be heard in a car or on a CD player, headphones are the only medium through which this can be heard. If there is anything we know about Laura Marling it is that her music is layered and understated and you never hear everything the first time round. (more…)
(Song of the Day to come this evening)
Ever since I discovered her first two albums Laura Marling has been an absolute favourite of mine. Her albums are almost impossible to get bored with.
Which means when I decided to listen to all her tracks on shuffle to get me through my daily routine I was once again hooked. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve heard her music before there’s always something new to admire. (more…)