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07 May

Talented troubadour Laura Marling has added several west coast dates in support of her third album, A Creature I Don’t Know (Ribbon Music). The 22-year old BRIT Award winner completed two sold out North American tours before ending 2011 riding high on the critics “Best of Year” lists. She returned to the States in Spring 2012 to play some dates with Andrew Bird and grace the stage at the Coachella Festival. These newly announced summer shows follow her Bonnaroo debut.

A Creature I Don’t Know has garnered the most enthusiastic reviews of her career. 10 original compositions of intricate and captivating story-telling, buoyed by Marling’s rich voice, evocative lyrics and the precise, confident instrumentation on every track.

Laura Marling on tour (new dates in bold):
6/8 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
6/10 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
6/12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
6/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell *
6/15 Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Hall *
6/16 Montreal, Canada @ Corona Theatre *
6/17 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
6/19 Chicago, IL @Athenaeum Theatre *
6/21 Telluride, CO @ The Bluegrass Festival
6/21 Telluride, CO @ Michael D. Palm Theatre
6/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
6/25 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *
6/26 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market *
6/27 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
6/29 San Francisco, CA @ Grave Cathedral *
7/1 Los Angeles, CA @John Anson Ford *

*Willy Mason support

09 Mar

By Michael Zonenashvili

Something seemed a bit out of place in the enormous and beautiful Hammersmith Apollo during Laura Marling’s performance. Like a baseball game, there were wandering beer-salesman patrolling the aisles with weird jetpack-looking alcohol delivery devices. As one circled around in front of my balcony perched seat, I could visibly see him struggling to grasp people’s attention without yelling and potentially ruining the show for a lot of people(3600, to be exact). At one point, he stopped, took out his earplugs and heard the music playing behind him. An expression of “what the hell am I doing?” befell his face, and he wasn’t to be seen for the rest of the show. I guess it goes to show how pretty and soothing a Laura Marling show is, to reduce an on-foot-bartender to an appreciative listener.

Amidst nervous banter and constant sharing of what were essentially snapple-facts between songs, Laura Marling and her band performed a stunning and seemingly perfectly rehearsed set in front of the attentive audience. No break was complete without an audience member screaming “I love you!” or “Marry Me!” only to be shot down by Marling’s sardonic yet adorable retorts, for example, she said she doesn’t believe in marriage.

I have to admit, I’m not all too familiar with Marling’s material, I picked up on a few singles here and there. “Ghost” with its quick, non-punctuated vocal lines got the audience as close as they’d get to foot-stomping, inciting cheers from the first fingerpicked notes. However, the songs I didn’t know stuck out as well. Her band added a lot of dynamic range to her music, giving it more crescendos than just Marling on an acoustic guitar could deliver, with a pretty impressive array of uncommon instruments. I’m looking at you, autoharp.

Laura Marling was especially remarkable when it was just her on stage. She played a song entitled “Flicker and Fail” that she credited to her father, and it was the highlight of the show for me. The guitar driving it was not just your four chord ballad, but a strongly strummed and complicated riff that had the clearest vocals above it that even someone non-familiar with the music could discern and absorb. For one person, standing seemingly nervous and with her legs crossed, she was able to carry one of London’s largest venues all alone, and maybe converted that wandering beer salesman into a superfan.

26 Dec

Laura Marling performed “I Was Just A Card” and “Ghosts” at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on Last Call with Carson Daly.

Watch both videos below and pick up the album A Creature I Don’t Know on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

I Was Just A Card


04 Oct

Laura Marling performed “The Muse” and “Sophia” at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on Last Call with Carson Daly.

Watch both videos below and pick up the album A Creature I Don’t Know on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

The Muse


27 Apr

In 2009 on their tour in India, Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling recording with a group of Rajasthani folk musicians at an arts & culture school in Delhi musicians. For the first time ever, these recordings were released as an EP on vinyl for Record Store Day. Sold out at most stores, this 10″ LP is a collectible for fans of both Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling. We want to give it away to ONE lucky reader!

To make this giveaway a little more fair, if you won tickets from us to the Mumford & Sons NYC iHeartRadio show a few weeks ago, you are not eligible for this giveaway! For the rest of you, the rules might look familiar:

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2. Follow us on Twitter @theaudioperv

3. Email us at (with the subject:MUMFORD & SONS GIVEAWAY) with your name and tell us your name on facebook and twitter (we’ll be checking!). We’ll pick a winner next Friday May 6th

1. Devil’s Spoke/Sneh Ko Marg
2. To Darkness/Kripa
3. Anmoil Rishtey
4. Mehendi Rachi

03 Nov

20-year old English folk star Laura Marling is the latest artist to take part in Third Man Records’ Blue Series of releases. The series of limited edition 7-inch records, produced by Jack White and recorded at his own Third Man Studios in Nashville, has featured releases from Wanda Jackson, The Black Belles and Secret Sisters, amongst others.

For her Blue Series recording Laura Marling chose two incredible songs and does them heavenly justice: Jackson C Frank’s “Blues Run The Game” and Neil Young’s “The Needle And The Damage Done”. Marling recorded the tracks – in one perfect take – earlier this year.

Laura Marling was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize for both of her albums Alas, I Cannot Swim (2008) and I Speak Because I Can (2010).

Third Man’s Blue Series are available for mail order and from their Nashville store at 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. A very limited tri-color batch of 100 will be made available exclusively through the Rough Trade East record shop in London on Saturday November 13th.

08 Apr

The Middle East have announced some new tour dates. Over the next two months, the band will find themselves playing with Passion Pit, Mayer Hawthorne, Pavement, Beach House, Frightened Rabbit, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. Oh yeah, they’re also playing Coachella. Check out the tour dates below and download the following songs for FREE!

“Lonely” MP3

“Blood” MP3

“The Darkest Side” MP3

4/14–University of California–Davis, CA (w/ Passion Pit & Mayer Hawthorne)
4/15–Fox Theater–Pomona, CA (w/ Pavement)
4/16–Soho Restaurant and Music Club–Santa Barbara, CA (w/ Beach House)
4/18–Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival–Indio, CA
4/19–The Clubhouse–Tempe, AZ (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
4/21–Walter’s on Washington–Houston, TX (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
4/22–The Loft–Dallas, TX (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
4/23–Revolution–Little Rock, AR (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
4/24–Masquerade Music Park–Atlanta, GA (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
5/5–Horseshoe–Toronto, ON
5/6–The Ladies Literary Club at Calvin College–Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/7–Magic Stick–Detroit, MI (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/8–Andy Warhol Museum–Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/9–Big Orbit’s Soundlab–Buffalo, NY (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/11–Space–Portland, ME (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/13–Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire–Montreal, QC (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/14–The Middle East Downstairs–Cambridge, MA (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/16–The Fillmore at TLA–Philadelphia, PA (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/17–Music Hall of Williamsburg–Brooklyn, NY (w/ Mumford & Sons)
**SOLD OUT** ^
5/18–Webster Hall–New York, NY (w/ Mumford & Sons)
**SOLD OUT** ^
5/19–Mercury Lounge–New York, NY ^
5/20–930 Club–Washington, DC (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/21–Beachland Ballroom–Cleveland, OH (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/22–Wexner Center–Columbus, OH (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/24–Lincoln Hall–Chicago, IL (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/25–Varsity Theater–Minneapolis, MN (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/29–Sasquatch Music Festival–Quincy, WA
5/30–560 Club–Vancouver, BC (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/31–Aladdin Theater–Portland, OR (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/2–Slim’s–San Francisco, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/4–The Music Box–Los Angeles, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons)
**SOLD OUT** ^
6/6–Belly Up Tavern–Solana Beach, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/7–Rhythm Room–Phoenix, AZ (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/9–Antone’s–Austin, TX (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/10–House Of Blues Cambridge Room–Dallas, TX (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/12–Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival–Manchester, TN
~Dates with Frightened Rabbit
%Dates with Laura Marling
^Dates with Mumford and Sons

08 Sep

Just got the email with the next round of acts for CMJ. This is already shaping up to be one of the best lineups in years. Check out the newly announced artists/bands: The xx, Pig Destroyer, Eyehategod, Patrick Watson, Z-Trip, Midnight Juggernauts, Saul Williams, Janelle Monae, Superdrag, Laura Marling, U-God, Free Energy, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Bonerama, The Spinto Band, The Wheel, Pela, Hockey, Still Flyin’, White Tie Affair, The Wiyos, Obits, Bear Hands, Fanfarlo, Shaky Hands, First Aid Kit, Dent May, Teenage Bottlerocket, UUVVWWZ, Diane Birch