I have previously mentioned her on P&P, but this is the first opportunity to post a track from one of my favorite musicians around, Laura Marling. I’m really excited for her third album A Creature I Don’t Know, which will be out in September and single “Sophia” maybe gives us a hint at what it will sound like, with a definite addition of some country sounding elements to the base British folk sound that Laura does so well.

In addition to a new album, Laura Marling will be embarking on the “When The Bells Toll Tour” (tickets on sale Friday morning) of the US, Canada and the UK, so go see her live, and if you could stroke her for me (preferably face), that would be weird much appreciated. The idea of the tour is

to play an extensive run of shows in some of each country’s oldest, sometimes eeriest, and often beautiful buildings (and if not beautiful, then at least with a tale to tell of it)…

Stream “Sophia” below, and then if you so wish, buy the single or pre-order the whole album here. Hit the jump for the tour dates.


When The Bell Tolls Tour – Autumn 2011

USA – September
Sat 17th  – CA, San Francisco – Bimbo’s 365 Club
Sun 18th – CA, Los Angeles – Masonic Temple
Tue 20th – CA, Los Angeles – Troubadour
Thu 22nd – IL, Chicago – Lincoln Hall
Fri 23rd – ON, Toronto – The Great Hall
Sat 24th – QC, Montreal – Corona
Sun 25th – MA, Boston – Brighton Music Hall
Tue 27th – DC, Washington – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Wed 28th – NY, New York – Webster Hall

UK – October
Fri 14th – Exeter, Exeter Cathedral
Sat 15th – Winchester, Winchester Cathedral
Mon 17th – Guildford, Guildford Cathedral
Tue 18th – Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral
*New date* Wed 19th – Norwich, Norwich Cathedral
Fri 21st – York, York Minster
Sat 22nd – Sheffield, Sheffield Cathedral
Mon 24th – Manchester, Manchester Cathedral (standing venue)
Tue 25th – Bristol, Bristol Cathedral
Wed 26th – London, Westminster Central Hall (standing venue)
Fri 28th –  Liverpool, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Sat 29th – Birmingham, Birmingham Cathedral