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Album: Laura Marling – Semper Femina

Rebekah Shaw on Laura Marling’s mature and emotional exploration of feminine experience, identity and the problems with love

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Live: Laura Marling

The Albert Hall witnesses a heart-breakingly soulful performance from folk darling Laura Marling, as she proudly shows off material from her new album Semper Femina

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Feature: In conversation with Laura Marling

Rebekah Shaw speaks to Laura Marling about femininity, creative production, and moving on from LA at the folk musician’s first student conference

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Tracks of the week: 16th January

Geographical metaphors abound in a strong selection of tracks released in the last week, by Joe Casson

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Top 5: Songs to Mourn 2016

“2016 is gonna be MY year”, you said on January 1st, and chaos descended thenceforth

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Live: Laura Marling

“What could seem like a fairly generic, solo-acoustic performance on paper is elevated by a quiet, but brooding intensity that enthralls and intrigues all in her presence”.

Laura Marling (Photo by Valerio Berdini)

Live: Laura Marling @ Apollo

Marling’s songs are personal, honest and at time, genuinely affecting.

The Staves (Credit to Brian Roberts)

Live: The Staves @ Sacred Trinity Church

Angelic voices, folky tones and complex harmonies make up this choir of 3 young sisters’ sound.

Laura Marling

Live: Laura Marling

Manchester Cathedral and Laura Marling – a match made in heaven.