Laura Marling

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, November 29th To December 5th

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2021

X have two nights at the Teragram Ballroom

Laura Marling, Live from Union Chapel, London, Saturday June 6th, 2020, Reviewed (Watch It Here)

By Iman Lababedi | June 7, 2020

stuck between admiration and knowing there needs to be more

Laura Marling’s London Live Streaming Show on June 6th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2020

what else is there to do? 

Going Steady: New Singles 4-10-20 – 4-16-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 13, 2020

mentioned in Elizabeth Rex II’s speech to her nation

Going Steady: New Singles, Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 7, 2020

the sophistication is clear, the sensibility is bland though the song isn’t bad

Charlie Fink, Laura Marling And The Second Days Of Spring

By Iman Lababedi | March 26, 2020

about his break up with Laura

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, OCTOBER 9TH TO 15TH 2017

By Alyson Camus | October 9, 2017

Desert Daze 2017 is upon us!

L.A. BURNING: WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, May 1st TO May 7th, 2017

By Alyson Camus | April 28, 2017

the only way to get in is to register through Facebook

Laura Marling Shares ‘Soothing’ Of Her Upcoming Album, ‘Semper Femina’

By Alyson Camus | November 29, 2016

a cryptic choreography on a bed

Sunday At The FYF Fest, I Wish Every Day Were Sunday, August 23rd 2015 review

By Alyson Camus | August 25, 2015

Faithful to himself, Morrissey still wants to convince us with bravado and courage… and I love the fact that he is still trying, I am well aware that lots of people may have taken all this for bad propaganda, but did you see these giant middle fingers flipped by the queen? And I haven’t even mentioned that his musicians were wearing ‘Crapitol Records’ shirts…

Laura Marling At The Town Hall, August 3rd, 2015, Review

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2015

So a good, strange, long set. Laura is a major talent so maybe next time round everything she has planted here will make more sense to us. Till, then, watch out for the patterns, that’s God or Laura or both.

10 Songs: Saturday, July 18th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 18, 2015

David – Laura Marling – A new one off her Director’s Cut version of Short Movie, a lovely song: completely perfect Laura territory, I’ve heard her play this live (on youtube) and she performs it in a different key here -not a great idea – B+

No New York

By Iman Lababedi | March 24, 2015

The bottom of the barrel was Monday evening. No “L” train to Brooklyn, a good 90 minute trip to the club, the doors are at 8pm, opening act, figure it is over 11p to 1130p and then what? If I get home by one it will be a miracle ad then not just work but work and the new releases tomorrow.

Be Here Right Now: New Album First Reviews A day Early

By Iman Lababedi | March 23, 2015

With a handful of early releases, here is some before the early review reviews, two are retreads three are new reviews, all are pretty good without changing the world.

Laura Marling’s “Short Movie” Review

By Iman Lababedi | March 22, 2015

If it works from the edges, if it is clearly bewildered, if it could only send her away and if true love, or at least true hope, is so difficult to cling to, these are flaws in life not song.Perhaps at her age, it is wrong to search out a new thesis, her failure here is in laying one out, in a confessional that doesn’t know where it’s at

Laura Marling’s Top 10 Songs

By Iman Lababedi | March 21, 2015

I have been thinking hard about the new Laura Marling album, Short Movie, getting ready to review the Tuesday release, and also getting ready for the Monday concert at Warsaw. I’ve had it in heavy rotation and then began dipping into Laura’s earlier albums.

Laura Marling’s New Song “I Feel Your Love” reviewed (Stream it Here)

By Iman Lababedi | March 8, 2015

It is not true Laura is overly melodramatic when it comes to being in love, she is overly dramatic whatever she sings and it is absolutely true, she can’t build a fence, she has to be an “electric fence”. This song sounds more like Once I Was An Eagle than the other three I’ve heard

10 Songs: Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2015

Short Movie – Laura Marling – I don’t see how a band helps, it doesn’t really flesh out the sound in any meaningful way at all… it is about the song, and the song is better than I first gave it credit (“they know that I love you, they’ll never know why” -quite) – A-

Must See Laura Marling At Warsaw, March 23rd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 19, 2015

Warsaw is not my idea of a terrific pace to see a band -who wants to deal with Brooklyn? It says here take the L Train to Bedford Ave but then what? Still, I did it for Roulette (which ended up being two blocks away from the Barclay center) so I guess I’m stuck doing it here.

Laura Marling’s New Single “False Hope” Finds her On The Upper West Side (Stream It Here)

By Iman Lababedi | January 22, 2015

The name on the tip of your tongue is Ryan Adams though it sounds more the Cardinals to me, and as much as I like Ryan, I prefer Laura. It is like Dylan covering Donovan.

Laura Marling Talks About Her New Album (Not To Us, Of course)

By Iman Lababedi | January 7, 2015

“America induces this fear in me. It’s so vast and so complicated. I feel like I’m here as a weird voyeur, watching it in a really strange way to make sense of it. Like the landscape of the desert, then you go four hours further north and you’re in the lush mountainous forests. You feel dwarfed by the country”

My Most Anticipated Albums For 2015

By Alyson Camus | December 29, 2014

We are almost at the end of 2014, and do you wonder what 2015 has in store for us? We already know about some upcoming releases and these are the ones that excite me the most:

Laura Marling Announces A New Album, Listen To The First Track 'Short Movie' Below

By Alyson Camus | December 19, 2014

She is really unleashing a fierce emotion in ‘Short Movie’, with rage and passion, then eventually a lot is going on at the same time on this track, before everything culminates into a duel between Laura’s voice, strumming electric guitars and ascending strings

10 Songs: Sunday,December 14th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 14, 2014

Bleed Me Dry – Laura Marling – Jesus, that is a magnificent lick. Laura bases the not untypical self-portrait round it on this yet to be released song and she finger picks it and her fingers seem to dance along the strings. Brilliance – A

Laura Marling At Beacon Theater, Monday, December 8th, 2014 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2014

She made two declarations of desire and limitations in a theatre with one of the cleanest sounds in the city, the acoustics were tremendous and you could hear every beat, every movement of her fingers down the fret. And then she walked and I swear I didn’t exhale once

Laura Marling Added To Conor Oberst And Friends At The Beacon Early December

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2014

At least we will get her for one day this winter and in a nice room, the Beacon is glorious. My hope is Laura will take one look at the Rockefeller center christmas tree and start singing “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” and move.

Not With The Band: Women In Music, Have We Really Made Any Progress?

By Alyson Camus | October 7, 2014

‘I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology.”

10 Songs: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2014

Stop Your Stobbing – the Kinks – Those background harmonies, Ray’s wife at the time, right, the “oooh ooohs” under “stop it stop it”? I could listen to it forever. It is like Torre giving the ball to Cone for one out in game six of the world series in 2000: Ray wasn’t doing her a favor, he used her for what the song needed – A

The A+ List 1-15-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 15, 2014

The Golden Age – Beck – The lethargy is deathlike, the thing about death in a body is its lack of animation, it simply stops the body and then the body decays to dust. This decay, this rotting of the self, the inertness of life is the hidden subject matter of Beck’s masterpiece.

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-30-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2013

Sweet Baby James – James Taylor – Written for his nephew when his nephew was still a baby, it remains a self-portrait and a lullaby to loneliness and aloneness and late night fears put away and rocked to sleep – A+

My Top 18 Albums Of 2013: # 4 Tie Once I Was An Eagle

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2013

There is something about Laura which is less naiveté repressed and more privilege expressed; it comes across as a form of feminism: a sort of proto-rock star unwillingness to be signed up for anything approaching a long term commitment : she lies back, she stands up, next verse.

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-27-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 27, 2013

Tug Of War – Paul McCartney – Lost in the midst of time, and never rolled out even when Macca is looking for something to change up in his show and despite it appearing on Wingspan, there is a real tug to the song, a sweet sadness – A-

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-2-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2013

(She) – JD Samson And Men – Soundscape of beeps and beats and techno jive experimental dance with repetition in the nix and intoned calls to a female deity – B+

Best Songs Through October 31st, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2013

As Fast As My Feet – Linda Thompson – A pop song but an old fashioned one that walks on its title melodic hook all the way there, with a sound not folk but folk-rock and of course, Linda’s gorgeous voice.

Best Concerts Through October 31st, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2013

ARMS – Studio At Webster Hall, Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 – Todd Goldstein is a one band except he has a full band and they take the stage to a soundscape indie rock of power and beauty and a smart sound you would do well to listen to.

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-24-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2013

Dear Mary – Linda Thompson – A Linda blueprint English folk song to lead of her terrific 2002 album, Linda might take her time but she has never recorded badly and this new one finds her at the peak of her powers – A

Best Songs Through September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2013

Reflektor – Arcade Fire – It sounds like Holy Ghost plus LCD Soundsystem hit with gamma rays and turned into the incredible Hulk till it is a monster of pop awesomeness

Best Concerts Through September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2013

This is the sort of meeting of a subculture defined by so many failed attempts to reunite in a moment and also extened the moment into the present. The moment was the Lower east Side in the late 1970s, and the extension was musical and triumphant.

Best Albums Through September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2013

The Long Lost – David Bronson – The prequel to Story is, at its best, just about the most deliriously deep and beautiful music you will here this year but so lost in its sorrow it can be difficult to penetrate