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pete roe album art

Pete Roe, a member of Marling's band since 2007, has released a solo album, Our Beloved Bubble. The 9-track CD can be ordered from Roe's website. Marling made a surprise appearance at Roe's single launch show at the Wilmington Arms in Clerkenwell on 10 April. Roe introduced her as "my old boss".


Cast of As You Like It at Stratford-Upon-Avon

Ian Hughes wrote about the Stratford production of AS YOU LIKE IT (for which Marling wrote lyrics) in the Stratford Observer, saying in part:

Here she [Director Maria Aberg] adopts a more cohesive contemporary folk template - helped by having singer-songwriter Laura Marling supply the soundtrack - from joyous Mumford & Sons-esque pop to slightly sinister Wicker Man-like balladry. It was all inspired apparently by a visit to an exhibition of photographs documenting a year of contemporary folk events in Britain.
The play ran through 28 September 2013. The RSC has shared a trailer on YouTube, complete with one of Marling's tracks recorded for the project.


Rebecca Miles of ran a gag article about Marling, titled Laura Marling Nude Photos Leaked Online. Turns out the pictures "hacked from her phone" were of nude sculptures from the Louvre, including Grand Odalisque by the French painter Ingres.



On close examination of the stop motion animated video for Marling's cover of The Needle and the Damage Done one can see the 1980 album In the Saddle by New Orleans soul jazz singer Betty Harris.


Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams told NME how he reacted to hearing Laura Marling's 2010 album I SPEAK BECAUSE I CAN: "I literally threw out 80 per cent of what I had (for the next album). And it felt good to ask: 'What am I really capable of? I felt competitive again to write great songs." His album, ASHES AND FIRE, which was the subject of all that revision, was released in 2011.


All of This Can Be Broken - by Jason Lucas

Photographer Jason Lucas of Chillicothe, Ohio has published a book of photos entitled all of this can be broken. The title was inspired by the Laura Marling song DEVIL'S SPOKE. The book is available on Amazon for $34.99.


Laura Marling photo showing tattoo on left wrist Laura Marling has two tattoos. On the inside of her left wrist is the Marling family crest. On her right wrist is the family motto: We Are Prey To None. These were described by interviewer Tony Clayton-Lea in The Irish Times on 17 May. On right is a photo taken when Marling was 19 which clearly shows a tattoo of a lighthouse on her inside left wrist.


When Times music critic Pete Paphides hosted a show on BBC6 on the resurgence of vinyl recordings early in 2012, Marling appeared on the show and provided him with this playlist of her recent vinyl acquisitions:


London Town EP - 39th most collectable record

The Marling song SHE'S CHANGED was recorded only once, on the LONDON TOWN EP in 2007.

The Telegraph has published a list of the 50 most collectable records. Number 39 on the list is Laura Marling's LONDON TOWN EP. Number one on the list is GOD SAVE THE QUEEN by the Sex Pistols.


THE BEAST has its own website. The site consists mainly of a profusely illustrated poem by Marling expanding on the song's theme.

Marling's inspiration for the poem comes from a quote from Thomas Jefferson about the abolition of slavery: "We have the wolf by the ears and we can neither hold him nor safely let him go." She told an interviewer for Q recently that the poem is read by Gil Landry of the Old Crow Medicine Show. Asked why she selected Landry, she said: "I liked the idea of having a deeply masculine voice reading what are essentially deeply feminine thoughts."

The illustrations for the aforementioned BEAST site were done by SHYNOLA, a group of three London visual artists, Chris Harding, Richard Kenworthy and Jason Groves. They also are responsible for the artwork associated with ACIDK.

Charlotte and her Laura Marling t-shirt - 2009.

Charlotte in her Laura Marling t-shirt

"i really, really love it! apart from the fact that it is seriously huge. i'm not kidding, it goes almost to my knees. they had no smalls left at the stall so i went for a medium. whatever, it's clearly a dude's medium. it also says laura marling underneath the 'i speak because i can' bit, but you can't see that because i had to tuck it into my skirt, so that you could actually see my skirt. i did tell you it was huge."


Nan Goldin

In a brief interview with FAULT MAGAZINE, things about Marling were revealed. Her favourite artist is photographer Nan Goldin; she has no favourite fashion designer; her all-time favourite film is LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (I'm assuming she means the 1997 Italian film that won three Oscars. There are at least six films with that title.), and she considers her worst habit to be Marmite.


Goodbye First Love poster

The Water, a Marling/Johnny Flynn duet, is featured in the 2011 film GOODBYE FIRST LOVE, which stars Lola Créton, and is about two young lovers reunited after 8 years apart. The French film is now available on DVD and on Amazon Instant Video. It can also be streamed on Netflix (US).

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LAURA MARLING PAGES -- last updated 19 July 2014