by Andrew Sacher

photo: Laura Marling at McKittrick Hotel in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Laura Marling

British folk singer Laura Marling is set to release her fifth album, Short Movie, on March 24 via Ribbon Music, and so far she's put out two songs from it. Laura has gone full-band before, but if these two tracks are anything to go by, it's looking like Short Movie will be the farthest she's gone from her folk roots. The first single/title track is a nicely-arranged piece of folk rock that isn't too drastic a shift from her last album, but the newer "False Hope" has her stomping on the distortion pedal and getting backed by hard-hitting rock drums. Watch the videos for both below.

Laura doesn't have a US tour announced yet, but we know she'll be here for SXSW, and right after that she'll play NYC on March 23 at Warsaw with fellow indie folk band Villagers. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/20) at noon.

All known dates are listed, with the two new songs, below...

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Laura Marling - "Short Movie"

Laura Marling - "False Hope" (via Noisey)

Laura Marling

Tracklist:
01 "Warrior"
02 "False Hope"
03 "I Feel Your Love"
04 "Walk Alone"
05 "Strange"
06 "Don't Let Me Bring You Down"
07 "Easy"
08 "Gurdjieff's Daughter"
09 "Divine"
10 "How Can I"
11 "Howl At The Moon"
12 "Short Movie"
13 "Worship"

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Laura Marling -- 2015 North American Tour Dates (more TBA?)
3/17-22 SXSW Austin, TX
3/23 Warsaw Brooklyn, NY w/ Villagers

European dates:
Mon 20 Apr - UK, London - Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tue 21 Apr - UK, London - Queen Elizabeth Hall
Wed 22 Apr - UK, Cambridge - Corn Exchange
Fri 24 Apr - UK, Manchester - Albert Hall
Sat 25 Apr - UK, Glasgow - O2 Academy
Mon 27 Apr - UK, Birmingham - Institute
Wed 29 Apr - UK, London - Queen Elizabeth Hall
Thu 30 Apr - UK, London - Queen Elizabeth Hall
Mon 04 May - UK, Southampton - O2 Guildhall
Tue 05 May - UK, Bristol - Colston Hall
Thu 07 May - IE, Dublin - Olympia
Fri 08 May - UK,Belfast - Waterfront Hall
Sun 10 May - FR, Paris - Trabendo
Tue 12 May - BE, Brussels - AB Box
Wed 13 May - NL, Amsterdam - Paradiso
Fri 15 May - DE, Hamburg - Knust
Sat 16 May - DE, Berlin - Heimathafen
Mon 18 May - DK,Copenhagen - Vega Small Hall
Tue 19 May - SE, Gothenburg - Pustervik
Wed 20 May - SE, Stockholm - Debaser Medis
Fri 22 May - NO, Oslo - John Dee