Laura Marling Playing NYC, Releasing New Record in ‘Song Box’ Format

Laura Marling – Alas, I Cannot Swim
Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim

Are you over Kate Nash already? Well, perhaps it’s time for you to welcome the next very young (17) female singer/songwriter from the UK. Her name is Laura Marling and she’s set to play a bunch of local gigs in advance of the release of her debut album, Alas I Cannot Swim (EMI). In a novel effort to motivate to people to buy records again (and give something back to the fans, I suppose), Alas I Cannot Swim will be released on February 4, 2008 in a special “song box” format. The “song box” package will contain the CD, tickets to a show in the form of a redeemable code, and special mementos relating to each song on the album. The package can be pre-ordered for £19.99 from, or Catch her tonight at the Sidewalk Cafe (94 Ave. A), all other dates are below.

Laura Marling Tour Dates
US Dates
15-Jan-2008 Sidewalk Cafe New York, New York
16-Jan-2008 Maxwell’s Hoboken, New Jersey
17-Jan-2008 The Annex New York, New York
18-Jan-2008 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York

UK Dates
01-Feb-2008 Soho Revue Bar – Song Box Tour Warmup Gig, London, UK
04-Mar-2008 Oran Mor – Song Box Tour, Glasgow, Scotland
05-Mar-2008 Glee Club – Song Box Tour, Birmingham, Midlands
06-Mar-2008 Union Chapel – Song Box Tour, London, London and South East
07-Mar-2008 Trinity Arts Centre – Song Box Tour,Bristol, Southwest
08-Mar-2008 Academy 2 – Song Box Tour, Manchester