Live at The Outpost, Fortitude Valley, 10 March 2020
Laura Marling is an English singer-songwriter who left home at age sixteen to join London’s burgeoning “new-folk” scene of the late 2000s. There she collaborated with such artists as Noah and the Whale, Mumford & Sons, Johnny Flynn and Mystery Jets. Her debut album “Alas, I Cannot Swim” was released in 2008 when she was just seventeen years old and met with considerable international success.
In the years since, Marling has established herself as a guitarist and singer of exceptional talent, and a prolific songwriter, with a total of seven solo records to her name. During a mid-career period living in the United States she dabbled in acting and also podcasting, hosting a short series called “Reversal of the Muse” in which she interviewed fellow women in music. She has also released two albums with side project LUMP, a collaboration with Mike Lindsay from the band Tunng.
This solo set you’re about to hear was recorded at the Brisbane leg of Marling’s Australian tour just one week before the whole country went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She plays several songs off her then-unreleased album “Song for Our Daughter”, which she decided to release early just a few months later when it became apparent she would not be able to do a full launch tour.
Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jay van Lieshout & Scott Mercer
Special thanks to live engineer Jay van Lieshout
Due to prior arrangement with the artist/management, we are unable to provide this episode for streaming.
Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28 August, 2022