Articles Tagged 'Laura Marling'

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20 Greatest British Songs of 2013

The best year in ages for British music? It sure seems that way. Adele‘s general absence (outside of her Oscar win) from stages and radio stations may have taken focus off the U.K. recording industry on this side of the Pond in 2013. But a great diversity has taken root in Britain, with young artists […]

David Bowie Leads The Mercury Music Prize Nominations

It’s that time of year again. The Mercury Music prize shortlist has just been announced, and this year, it’s all about the big hitters. As we usually do, we’ll go through all twelve of the nominated albums, and give examples so that everyone is up to speed with the shortlisted albums, but frankly, for some […]

A Five Song Guide To The British Landscape

Capturing the idiosyncracies of England’s green and pleasant land is not a straightforward activity. You might have a tune and a set of lyrics which nails the essential rolling greenery, but does it also cast a shadow over the prehistoric mounds and rural customs? Are there morris dancers and maypoles and Punch and Judy tents […]

2011 Brit Awards Recap: Tinie Tempah Takes Two Trophies

Once upon a time, the Brit Awards was a showcase of appalling presentation, terrible behavior, bum-wiggling at megastars and acting the giddy goat in front of the entire country. And for this, we loved it. This year’s ceremony was not like that. It was nice, and if you’re Tinie Tempah or Arcade Fire, it will […]

Mercury Prize Preview: Laura Marling, Hot Chip

The Independent looks at who should be on this year’s Mercury Prize shortlist, which is announced next Tuesday. The annual Mercury Prize is handed out to the British or Irish album of the year, determined by a committee of industry insiders. A shortlist of nominees is first announced, and the winner is revealed at a […]