Out of nowhere there seems to be a wealth of female singer-songwriters and performers. After the female musician went the way of the Dido, it’s been dominated by faceless and multi-national brands of artists like Norah Jones and Katie Melua. The underground has woken up though. They’ve started to rebel and the wealth of talent now immerging from the depths is being headed by Laura Marling. She’s got friends in the right places, having been a backing singer for such highly regarded acts as Noah & The Whale and the Mystery Jets.

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