18 year old Derry, Northern Ireland artist SOAK has signed to Rough Trade and will release her debut solo album next year. In the meantime you should check out her new single "B a noBody" and the b-side "Shuvels" in the replies, especially if you're a fan of Beach House, Lykke Li or Laura Marling. This is almost certainly an artist to look out for over the next 12 months.
Head the replies to see a bookies shortlist of albums nominated for this year's Mercury Music Prize including the likes of Laura Marling, Foals, London Grammar, Chvrches, Daughter and King Krule. The official announcement comes on Wednesday.
Laura Marling will release her new album Once I Was An Eagle on May 27th. The album was produced by Ethan Johns and you stream a new song titled "Where Can I Go?" here and see the artwork in the replies.
01) Take The Night Off
02) I Was An Eagle
03) You Know
05) Master Hunter
06) Little Love Caster
07) Devil's Resting Place
10) Where Can I Go?
12) Pray For Me
13) When Were You Happy? (And How Long Has That Been)
14) Love Be Brave
15) Little Bird
16) Saved These Words
Laura Marling will release her new album in February 2013. Currently in the middle of the "Working Holiday Tour" which sees Marling making her way across America without a band or tour manager, taking in a number of cities not included on typical tour routes, the singer-songwriter said that her band will not feature on the record and that "Itís just me and [producer Ethan Johns] this time. I gave him the songs and he pretty much ran with it. Iím very lucky to have him."
Laura Marlingwill release a double album reissue of A Creature I Don't Know which features a 16 track live album recorded a York Minster. iTunes pre-orders for the April 2nd release are available here and physical versions here. Marling will also release a special 7" version of "Flicker And Fail" and "To Be A Woman" for this year's Record Store Day.
Laura Marling has announced a North American tour for later this year and you can find the dates in the replies. Ribbon Music will also be re-issuing Marling's first two albums, Alas, I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can on gatefold LPs and CDs on March 13th. Read more details about these releases here.
UK residents can watch this week's Live From Abbey Roadhere which features live performances and interviews with Laura Marling and Ryan Adams. If you live outside of the UK you can head to the replies to watch a short interview and a duet of the two artists performing "Oh My Sweet Carolina".
Head to the replies to watch two new videos from WNYC's Spinning On Air in which Laura Marling performs new song, "I Was Just A Card," and single, "Sophia". You can also watch a short documentary about the making of her new album, A Creature I Don't Know, here. The album is released on September 12.
Laura Marling recently recorded a session for WNYC's Spinning On Air radio show. Head to the replies to watch a video of her performing the haunting, "Night After Night", from her forthcoming album, A Creature I Don't Know. The full session will broadcast on September 4.
Laura Marling has announced a North American and UK tour in support of her new album, A Creature I Don't Know, which is released on September 12. Head to the replies to check out the dates and see the artwork for new single, "Sophia", which premieres tonight on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.
Watch Laura Marling perform two new songs called "Night After Night" and "Sophia" at her recent show in New York by checking the replies. The songs will be part of the new album due this September which is apparently called, A Creature I Don't Know.