Once an awkward 17-year-old with an extraordinary talent and cult following, the years since Laura Marling’s debut album have seen her blossom into one of the nation’s favourite songwriters, consistently packing venues across the globe and winning the hearts of the public and critics alike. The intimacy of her lyrics and the skill of her songcraft make her instantly likeable, but there’s an intelligence lurking deep within her folk-based songs that give them a certain slow-burn quality that mean they never truly leave you alone. Still only 23 years old, her latest album, Once I was an Eagle, reached number 3 in the album charts, and the tracks from it are still on heavy rotation on XFM, 6Music and Radio 1. Now living in California, Marling returns for this very special show at The Lowry that will likely be sold out in hours. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Mon 30 Sep, The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50, 8pm, £18.50 – £25, www.thelowry.com

Mon 30 Sep
Matthew Britton
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Sun 29 Sep 2013