Laura Marling is set to release her sixth studio album Semper Femina on March 10th on her own Alarming Records in conjunction with Kobalt Music.

‘Wild Fire’ is our second taster of the album, and like her Reversal of the Music podcast which featured Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Haim and Shura among others), it is imbued with the exploration of femininity and the idea of a muse, in Marling’s recently adopted spoken-folk lilt.

“She keeps a pen behind her ear / in case she’s got a thing she really really wants to say / she puts it in a notepad / she’s going to write a book someday / of course the only time I want to read / is about her time spent with me / wouldn’t you die to know how you’re seen / are you getting away with who you’re trying to be?”

The record is on pre-order but Marling’s Semper Femina is also one of the first albums you can “pre-save” to your Spotify library by clicking here.

Hear previous single ‘Soothing’:

Following the release of Semper Femina, Laura hits the road in support of it. Her headline show at London’s Roundhouse has already sold out in March, with a second date now on sale. 

Laura Marling UK Tour

8th March – O2 Academy, Leeds
9th March – Colston Hall, Bristol
10th March – O2 ABC, Glasgow
12th March – Albert Hall, Manchester SOLD OUT
13th March – O2 Academy, Oxford
14th March – Institute, Birmingham
16th March – Dome, Brighton
17th March – Roundhouse, London SOLD OUT
18th March – City Hall, Salisbury
21st March – Roundhouse, London NEW DATE

Posted on January 11th, 2017


Tour dates

7 JUNE 2016 – The SSE Arena, BELFAST
8 JUNE 2016 – 3Arena, DUBLIN

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real along with support Laura Marling were confirmed in February for the 3Arena (June 8th), Dublin & SSE Arena Belfast (June 7th) as part of the Rebel Content Tour.

Extra tickets will go on sale Thursday at 9am from Ticketmaster.

GA tickets & a limited amount of excellent seats to be released

Promise of the Real are an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion). They have also previously performed with Lukas and Micah’s father Willie Nelson.

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real setlists

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Laura Marling will be in Dublin and Belfast for gigs on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th respectively in the Olympia Theatre and Belfast Waterfront.

Tickets for both gigs are on sale at 10am on Friday morning priced at €27+ / £24+ from Ticketmaster.

Marling has a new album Short Movie out on March 20th.

Laura Marling returns with her new album ‘Short Movie’ which will be released ahead of her live performances on March 20th 2015.

Here’s the title track and ‘False Hope’ from it:

Posted on February 18th, 2015



Other Voices came to London last month for three nights in St. Wilton’s Music Hall in Aldgate. Tonight at 11:20pm on RTE Two, highlights from the show shot that weekend featuring performances from Laura Mvula, Villagers, Dexys, John Grant, Matthew E. White and Laura Marling will be aired. Here are five of my highlights from that weekend. Some video from the weekend is also below.

All photos: Rich Gilligan.


Posted on May 1st, 2013


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Photo: Laura Marling by Rich Gillgian at Other Voices London.

Photo: Laura Marling by Rich Gilligan at Other Voices London.

I’d kinda forgotten how good Laura Marling was until a few weeks ago when I saw her perform at Other Voices London. On the night she performed with only slight accompaniment of one player, but she didn’t really need anyone but herself. She commanded the room over the course of a short five-song set featuring songs from her new album Once I Was An Eagle. That title seems to reference Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle but ‘Master Hunter’, her new single very obviously references Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’. The song finds Marling in carousing traditional folk form, moving her voice around in a few styles and ranges from spoken ire to steely resolve with lyrics like “You can get me on the telephone but you won’t keep me there” and “wrestling with the rope from darkness is no fucking life that I would choose.” It’s Marling (who is only 23 still) at her most headstrong.


Posted on April 17th, 2013




The full lineup for Other Voices London has been revealed today with Laura Marling, Villagers and SOAK added to last week’s announcement of Imelda May, John Grant and Stornoway and the first three acts of Laura Mvula, Dexys and Matthew E. White.

So the full lineup is as above with the Banter Salon as chaired by Jim Carroll looking like this as well as additional performances from Shannon Saunders, Luke Sital-Singh and Olivia Chaney. It takes place in Wilton’s Music Hall from April 5th to 7th in association with the Barbican, whose Facebook page is the only place to get tickets.

Posted on March 21st, 2013



A selection of photos by The Noise In Our Heads‘ Danielle Graham from Electric Picnic. In order of appearance: The National, The Horrors, Friendly Fires, Two Door Cinema Club, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, The Antlers, Villagers, Redneck Manifesto, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, ASIWYFA, Roxy Music, Foals, Jonsi, Laura Marling & Marc Almond.

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All added to Electric Picnic line-up today.

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