Laura Marling: ‘I want to make a punk album’

Singer says she's entering her 'electric phase'

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Laura Marling has said that she wants to make a punk album.

The singer, who released her third LP ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’ in September, told the Guardian that she was eager to change her direction in the future and felt as if she was about to enter an “electronic phase”.

However, she also said it was unlikely that she’d release such an album under her own name.


“I’d like to make music for as long as I can; it feels like something I need to do,” she said. “But I would like to do things a bit differently. I think I might be coming into my electric phrase.”

She then went on to add: “My first love was punk, and my current love is punk, so maybe there’s a punk album coming, though I probably wouldn’t do it under my name”.

Previously, Marling had claimed that she felt ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’ had more of her own creative stamp on it than its predecessors, 2008’s ‘Alas I Cannot Swim’ and 2010’s ‘I Speak Because I Can’, because she’d not let anyone else get “their grubby mitts on it”.


In September, meanwhile, Ryan Adams revealed that he’d binned 80 per cent of his new album ‘Ashes & Fire’ after he heard Marling’s second album ‘I Speak Because I Can’ and credited the singer with giving him the inspiration to finish the record.

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