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Laura Marling was born in Hampshire, England, to a music teacher and learned guitar at an early age. Her father ran a recording studio, introduced her to folk music and shaped her musical taste, an experience that Marling later described as "a bit of a blessing and a bit of a curse. I couldn’t slot myself into the age-appropriate genre". 

At the age of 16 years, Marling moved to London, where she soon joined a cluster of intertwined bands that were drawn to acoustic instruments and tradition-tinged melodies—the group formed a musical movement that was labelled "nu-folk" by the British press. Marling joined the original line-up of indie folk band Noah and the Whale and appears as a background vocalist on their début album Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down; however, she left the group before the album's 2008 release. 

Laura has released four acclaimed albums under her own name and has been nominated and awarded for many awards. 

During October 2012, Marling completed the 'Working Holiday Tour' of the US as a solo performer. At the time, she announced that the fourth album, later named Once I Was an Eagle, was finished and was scheduled for a February 2013 releasehowever, the album produced by Ethan Johns was released in May 2013. 

The fourth album's first single "Master Hunter" was released on 17 April 2013, while Once I Was An Eagle entered the UK charts at number 3.

'Once I Was an Eagle' is Marling's third album to be nominated for the Mercury Prize. The list of artists for the Prize's 2013 shortlist also included David Bowie and Savages.

 

Biography

Laura Marling was born in Hampshire, England, to a music teacher and learned guitar at an early age. Her father ran a recording studio, introduced her to folk music and shaped her musical taste, an experience that Marling later described as "a bit of a blessing and a bit of a curse. I couldn’t slot myself into the age-appropriate genre". 

At the age of 16 years, Marling moved to London, where she soon joined a cluster of intertwined bands that were drawn to acoustic instruments and tradition-tinged melodies—the group formed a musical movement that was labelled "nu-folk" by the British press. Marling joined the original line-up of indie folk band Noah and the Whale and appears as a background vocalist on their début album Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down; however, she left the group before the album's 2008 release. 

Laura has released four acclaimed albums under her own name and has been nominated and awarded for many awards. 

During October 2012, Marling completed the 'Working Holiday Tour' of the US as a solo performer. At the time, she announced that the fourth album, later named Once I Was an Eagle, was finished and was scheduled for a February 2013 releasehowever, the album produced by Ethan Johns was released in May 2013. 

The fourth album's first single "Master Hunter" was released on 17 April 2013, while Once I Was An Eagle entered the UK charts at number 3.

'Once I Was an Eagle' is Marling's third album to be nominated for the Mercury Prize. The list of artists for the Prize's 2013 shortlist also included David Bowie and Savages.

 

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