Laura Marling Announces Splendour 2013 Sideshows For July

Written by James Arnold-Garvey on 17th May, 2013

Laura Marling Announces Splendour 2013 Sideshows For July

The latest in the seemingly endless wave of artist sideshows for Splendour In The Grass 2013 has just been announced, with Laura Marling locking in a series of intimate all-ages gigs on a tour that will encompass Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Seemingly to counteract the big-stage festival vibe of SITG, Laura has chosen to embrace a quality-over-quantity atmosphere for her sideshows, with the chosen venue for each city being a church. Obviously, these places are built with acoustics in mind, and one can imagine Laura’s stripped-back, delicate folky sounds reverberating large throughout locations like St Stephens in Sydney.

Laura’s latest album Once I Was An Eagle is just around the corner, due for release locally on 24th May, and it’s already garnering rave reviews in her home country, with Q Magazine describing the affair as “beautiful, heartfelt, searching and sublime”. Can’t argue with that! We’re sure to hear a selection of brand-new tunes from that album on this tour, like the newly released Master Hunter (below), alongside those from her fantastic debut Alas I Cannot Swim and sophomore favourite I Speak Because I Can.

Laura Marling Splendour In The Grass 2013 Sideshows

Tuesday, 23rd July – ALL AGES
St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney

Thursday, 25th July – ALL AGES
Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide

Friday, 26th July – ALL AGES
St Joseph’s Church, Subiaco, Perth

Tuesday, 30th July – ALL AGES
St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne


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