Laura Marling is pleased to announce full details of her sixth album and UK live shows this spring. New album Semper Femina will be released next month on her own label, More Alarming Records/Kobalt. It was recorded in Los Angeles in late 2015, and was produced alongside American musician and producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Jim James).

Alongside the announcement of Semper Femina, comes Laura’s directorial debut with the video for the first fruits of the record and the album’s opening track, Soothing. The inspiration for which was a series of vivid dreams she experienced whilst making the album.

Semper Femina was largely written out on the road, following the release of Laura’s acclaimed album, Short Movie, in spring 2015. Its loose lyrical thread strings together her keen, freshly observed take on womanhood, and what Laura describes as a particularly ‘masculine time in her life’.

Semper Femina is Laura’s sixth studio album in a little over nine years. It is a record that similarly addresses questions of how society views sexuality and gender but without seeking to provide definitive answers. It retains an openness to express and portray her own ‘voyage’ of self-discovery, but also to develop and learn as artist, performer, and as an individual over the course of her career.

Laura follows its release with a full UK tour throughout March.



Date Venue
Wed 8th O2 academy Leeds
Thu 9th Colston Hall Bristol
Fri 10th O2 ABC Glasgow
Sun 12th Albert Hall Manchester
Mon 13th O2 Academy Oxford
Tue 14th Institute Birmingham
Thu 16th Dome Brighton
Fri 17th Roundhouse London
Sat 18th City Hall Salisbury

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