Browsing All posts tagged under »Laura Marling«

New Releases in 2013

January 3, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]