Slacker Logo


Laura Marling

Singer/songwriter Laura Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile. Endowed with a husky voice, an acoustic guitar, and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs (characteristics that find her compared favorably to artists like Lily Allen, Regina Spektor, and Martha Wainwright), Marling quickly made a name for herself throughout England thanks to a heavy touring schedule and a few high-profile gigs, not the least of which included an appearance at the 2006 City Showcase: Spotlight London and as the opening act for Jamie T. Although she was still without a label one year later, her debut EP, My Manic and I, was slated for independent release in the late fall of 2007. This status didn't last for long, however, because in early 2008, signed to Virgin, Marling issued Alas I Cannot Swim, which also came as part of a multimedia Songbox package. In 2010, Marling released her sophomore album, I Speak Because I Can, which debuted at number three on the U.K. albums chart and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Marling completed a working holiday tour of the U.S. in 2012, where she played a host of solo shows as she traveled through the States, and announced her fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, while in California. The record appeared a year later and was her third to be nominated for the coveted Mercury Prize. Following the album’s release, Marling relocated to L.A. in a bid to settle in one place after moving multiple times while releasing four albums in five years, each with accompanying tours. Plans for a fifth release were initially shelved in early 2013, but by 2014, Marling had completed new material and returned to London to record the record. The resulting Short Movie arrived in spring 2015. Just as Short Movie introduced a heavier sound via the addition of electric guitar, Marling further distanced herself from her folk beginnings on her sixth studio album. Semper Femina was scheduled for release in early 2017, and featured a darker, smokier vibe than her previous efforts. ~ Margaret Reges & Scott Kerr
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Laura Marling


    10 songs

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    1 song

    Alt Country

    Alt Country
    1 song

Albums by
Laura Marling

Top Songs by
Laura Marling

  1.   Song
  2.   Rambling Man
  3.   Sophia
  4.   Where Can I Go?
  5.   Night Terror
  6.   Ghosts
  7.   Devil's Spoke
  8.   The Muse
  9.   The Captain and the Hourglass
  10.   All My Rage
  11.   I Speak Because I Can
  12.   Master Hunter
  13.   Alpha Shallows
  14.   Blackberry Stone
  15.   False Hope
  16.   Undine
  17.   Devil's Resting Place
  18.   What He Wrote
  19.   Made By Maid
  20.   Shine
  21.   I Feel Your Love
  22.   My Manic and I
  23.   Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)
  24.   Soothing
  25.   Salinas
  26.   Pray for Me
  27.   Old Stone
  28.   Howl
  29.   Divine
  30.   Easy
  31.   Saved These Words
  32.   I Was an Eagle
  33.   The Beast
  34.   Darkness Descends
  35.   Your Only Doll (Dora)
  36.   Crawled out of the Sea (Interlude)
  37.   Tap at My Window
  38.   Mama How Far I’ve Come
  39.   Daisy
  40.   Rest in the Bed
  41.   Warrior
  42.   When Were You Happy? (And How Long Has That Been)
  43.   Failure
  44.   Wild Fire
  45.   The Needle And The Damage Done
  46.   David
  47.   Worship Me
  48.   Short Movie
  49.   How Can I
  50.   Strange
  51.   Walk Alone
  52.   Little Bird
  53.   Love Be Brave
  54.   Once
  55.   Interlude
  56.   Little Love Caster
  57.   Breathe
  58.   You Know
  59.   Blues Run the Game
  60.   Rest in Bed
  61.   Flicker and Fail
  62.   Typical
  63.   New Romantic
  64.   Night After Night
  65.   My Friends
  66.   I Was Just a Card
  67.   Don't Ask Me Why
  68.   DVD
  69.   Mehendi Rachi
  70.   You're No God
  71.   Cross Your Fingers
  72.   Hope In The Air
  73.   Alas I Cannot Swim
  74.   I'm A Fly
  75.   Don't Let Me Bring You Down
  76.   Anmoil Rishtey by Mumford & Sons
  77.   To Darkness/Kripa
  78.   To Be a Woman
  79.   Take the Night Off
  80.   Bonny Portmore featuring Jonathan Wilson
  81.   Gurdjieff's Daughter
  82.   Devil's Spoke/Sneh Ko Marg

Artists Related to Laura Marling