Laura Marling

Born 1 February 1990.
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Laura Marling chats about the 6 Music Prom

Laura Marling chats about the rehearsals for the 6 Music Prom.

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Laura Beatrice Marling (born 1 February 1990) is a folk musician from Eversley, Hampshire, England. Her debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim, her second album I Speak Because I Can, and her fourth album Once I Was An Eagle were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2008, 2010, and 2013, respectively. She won Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and was nominated for the same award at the 2012 and 2014 BRIT Awards. Marling's music is critically lauded and she has been noted as one of the most talented songwriters of her generation thus far.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of A Creature I Don’t Know

    A Creature I Don’t Know 2011

    Reviewed by Alex Denney
    Another fine release from Marling, lyrically dark and sophisticated of sound.
  2. Review of I Speak Because I Can

    I Speak Because I Can 2010

    Reviewed by Luke Slater
    A darker tone permeates the young folk singer’s second album.
  3. Review of Alas I Cannot Swim

    Alas I Cannot Swim 2008

    Reviewed by Gemma Padley
    Marling may be young, but she has substance. An enthralling listen.
  4. Review of My Manic & I EP

    My Manic & I EP 2007

    Reviewed by Tim Cunningham
    One gets the feeling it’s only going to get better.
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