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The marlin who escaped the whale

Laura Marlig is coming to Vega

(photo: Vega Facebook Page)
May 16th, 2015 1:00 pm| by Pia Marsh

British folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling is set to grace our shores with her angelic voice and seismic melodies this month.

The pixie-faced musician has been busy since the release of her debut album in 2008. Still just 25 years old, the young starlet already has five albums under her belt – each and every record a critically acclaimed worldwide hit.

Marling, a baronet’s daughter who left home as soon as she could leave school, first entered the music business at the tender age of 16 when she joined the indie folk band Noah and the Whale. However, she left the nu-folk outfit in the same year they released their debut album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down, on which she can be heard as a backing vocalist.

She went solo and, and with the help of Noah frontman Charlie Fink as producer, released her debut album, Alas, I Cannot Swim, which was then nominated for the 2008 Mercury Prize. She then went on to scoop a number of awards – including Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and Best Solo Artist at the NMEs.

Her latest album, Short Movie, is a delicate delivery about Marling’s recent travels through America, focusing on her anonymity in the big bright lights of LA, which she has now made her home.

A self-professed ‘old-soul’, Marling is widely known for her storytelling style and intimate confessionals, showing musical talent well beyond her years. Don’t miss a chance to watch this English rose in action.

May 18, 21:00;
Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V;
tickets: 245kr,