Browsing All posts tagged under »Laura Marling«

New Releases in 2013

January 3, 2013


I said in my last post, 10 Best Albums of 2012, that last year was a poor year for album releases. There seemed to be a dearth of great records, and the year, as a whole, failed to spark my musical imagination. However, this year looks set to be different, with a host of great bands […]

10 Best Gigs of 2012

December 30, 2012


written by Rob Pollard Art in 2012 has been a mixed bag. Whilst film and recorded music has only sporadically captured my imagination, it has been a brilliant year for live music performance. As 2012 draws to a close and we reflect on the past 12 months, I decided to put a list of the […]

Laura Marling on the Obelisk Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012


written for Festival Republic With three albums of superb quality already in the bag, Laura Marling’s career has been as smooth as Pierce Brosnan singing Frank Sinatra on a P&O cruise ship. Her song-smithery leaves her contemporaries trailing in her wake; like the Sally Gunnell of the modern music world, she sprints comfortably out in […]

In Defence of Laura Marling

July 20, 2012


written by Robert Pollard- photograph Sam Ellis It may seem odd that someone feels the need to write a piece defending Laura Marling given the unblemished nature of her career. Three albums in and she is riding high; selling out large gigs, making albums the Guardian fawn over, and taking her pick of festival dates. […]

Best Albums of 2011

December 31, 2011


written by Robert Pollard It’s time for the ‘Passions Just Like Mine Best Album of 2011’ award, and this year’s winner is, of course, Laura Marling for her superb 3rd album A Creature I Don’t know. See if you agree with the list below…. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know Beirut – The […]

Best Songs of 2011

December 31, 2011


written by Robert Pollard As another great year for music draws to a close I thought it only right that I join the legions of other people who have compiled their ‘Best Of’ lists. Below are the best songs of 2011 in my opinion. 1 – Laura Marling – Sophia 2 – Anna Calvi – […]

Laura Marling – Manchester Cathedral – 24th October 2011

October 29, 2011


written by Robert Pollard Manchester Cathedral, a stunning, centuries old church that sits proudly in the centre of the city, opened its time-worn doors to the public once more as Laura Marling continued her tour of British cathedrals. This beautiful building is fast becoming the most popular music venue in the city, with its outstanding […]

Laura Marling – Radio 2 In Concert – BBC Maida Vale Studios

September 23, 2011


written by Rob Pollard  Last night’s Radio 2 In Concert featured Laura Marling playing an intimate gig recorded at BBC Maida Vale studios in London. It was a beautiful performance and one which can be heard on BBC iPlayer for the next seven days. It is difficult to write about Laura without using endless clichés […]

Upcoming Gigs

July 28, 2011


written by Robert Pollard  Passions Just Like Mine will be attending some truly mouth-watering gigs in the coming months. With Anna Calvi and Laura Marling both playing live at the Cathedral and Beirut set to play the Academy, Manchester is playing host to some of the greatest names in the music world. Details of the […]

Woods set to release ‘Sun & Shade’

April 23, 2011


written for High Voltage  Woods have announced the release of a new album entitled ‘Sun & Shade’ which will be available in the UK from June 13th. Their inimitable style means any Woods release is an intriguing prospect. Their tendency to jam and incorporate strange electronic sounds with unusually fuzzy guitar tones makes for a […]

Passions Just Like Mine – Top 5 gigs of 2010

December 12, 2010


1 – Laura Marling at the Lowry, Salford This was a truly spectacular performance from one of this country’s most gifted artists. Laura Marling’s stunning arrangements and incisive lyricism left her audience at the Lowry amazed at the depth of her talent. Later nominated for a Mercury (which she was cruelly denied), 2010 has offered […]

Steptoe & Sons

October 27, 2010


Mumford & Sons are currently one of the biggest selling artists in the UK. Their success so far has been quite amazing, with double platinum album sales and a Mercury Prize nomination coming on the back of a solitary LP release. Founders of the modern London Folk scene, it would seem that Mumford & Sons […]

Vampire Weekend – 2010 UK Tour Details

August 17, 2010


written for High Voltage Vampire Weekend are one of the most talked about bands on the planet. After the success of their second album ‘Contra’, the New Yorkers are embarking on a special UK tour during November/December this year. An extra date at the spectacular Alexandra Palace in London has now been added due to […]

Laura Marling – The Lowry, Salford – 12th April 2010

April 18, 2010


written for High Voltage Laura Marling delivered a spectacular set of folk songs tonight at The Lowry, and left her audience in no doubt that she has the talent and ability to continue her ascent in music. Her vocal delivery is excellent but she also possesses the more difficult skill of being able to write […]