Short Movie is Marling's fifth studio album in seven years, a remarkable achievement for someone who just turned 25. Recording since the age of 17 (yes, we've been covering her since 2007).
Fans may be surprise to see that with Short Movie, that she is going electric... Along with plugging in for the first time, Marling chose to produce the album herself. With the "blind" recording process, the record may sound bolder and looser than her previous albums.
Marling co-produced the album with her drummer Matt Ingram and studio engineer Dan Cox. Recorded at Urchin Studios in London, she was joined by her longtime collaborator and friend Ruth De Turberville on cello, Nick Pini on bass and Tom Hobden.
Also worth noting, three of Marling's albums have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and she is a two-time BRIT Award nominee, winning the UK’s GRAMMY-equivalent for “Best British Female Artist” in 2011. That same year she beat out an array of international talent to the title of “Best Solo Artist” at the NME Awards.
Great set (see setlist) and she is the reason why we came to SXSW 2015. The new record, Short Movie, is out next week and what better way to promote it, than outdoors at SXSW. Three oldies and the rest from the new one. She is so much more confident than when I first saw here at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis, many years ago.
Laura Marling's tour dates:
03/20 Austin, TX @ St. David’s Church
03/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw *
07/27 Montreal, QC Cafe Campus
07/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
07/29 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
07/31 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
08/01 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
08/03 New York, NY Town Hall
08/06 Los Angeles, LA Palace Theatre
* w/ Villagers
Laura Marling at Weather Up, Austin (18 Mar 2015)