Tag Archives: Laura Marling

Exploring patterns and connections, riding the Fir Wave – back in touch with Hannah Peel

Mercury Prize shortlist nominee Hannah Peel was taking a brief rest from scoring when I called her. And I don’t mean she was watching the cricket from the pavilion at Old Trafford, notebook in hand. Had the phone rung off … Continue reading

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Animal instincts – entering the world of LUMP with Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay

It was a creative project borne out of a chance meeting five years ago at a bowling alley inside The O2 in South-East London, while Laura Marling was supporting Neil Young on a UK arena tour. Two days later, Laura … Continue reading

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Banishing with love – in praise of Laura Marling’s Semper Femina

If expectation carries a weight, it doesn’t seem to concern Laura Marling, six LPs into a somewhat understated yet still stellar career, this super-talented artiste gracefully rising above genre labels amid major music press analysis and hyperbole. I tried to … Continue reading

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Experiencing eclipses and supersonic flight – the Smoke Fairies interview

Katherine Blamire was roaming around rural Yorkshire with fellow members of the band Smoke Fairies when I called her, enjoying a day off from a UK tour supporting Public Service Broadcasting. To add to 13 shared dates, the band headlined … Continue reading

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