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…)
I know it’s been a while but we’re back and we’re really going to focus on the music that Musical Nourishment loves. I’ll offer no explanation for the long absence as there really isn’t a good enough excuse to put down.
Eloise Keating approaches music with a fresh perspective and her talent with the merging of acoustic and electronic makes her exciting to listen to. She’s a Hampshire based musician and has received a lot of favourable comments for her music. (more…)
The Water by Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling is hauntingly beautiful and wonderfully simple. It’s a proper duet with two great musicians and lyrics that paint a detailed picture. Their timing is great and the steady guitar that forms the foundation of the song feels like a third voice in the track. Their voices are wonderful together and, in short, I love this song.
The Grand Eagle Hotel is a temporary attraction in Hackney, London. It was created purely for a run of live shows concocted by Laura Marling and Secret Cinema and has been fabulously adorned.
That first step into the hotel, surrounded by swathes of guests dressed in 1920’s style clothing. Such an effort was made to fit into the era and it was all the more incredible for the short notice that was given. The tickets went on sale towards the end of May, and just over a week ago the details of the even were revealed, launching Secret Music.
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…)
So, it was announced yesterday that the brilliant Laura Marling will be teaming up with Secret Cinema to provide a mysterious musical experience, inspired by Marling’s upcoming album Once I was an Eagle, from 13 to 21 June.