Laura Marling paints murals of new album artwork at various locations around London

The singer-songwriter released her fifth LP 'Short Movie' this week

Laura Marling has launched her new album by unveiling a number of murals around London.

The singer-songwriter released ‘Short Movie’, her fifth studio record, earlier this week (March 23). To mark its release, Marling has enlisted the help of several artists to paint the album artwork on billboards at various locations around London.

See a list of the locations below, as well as a video showing the murals being painted.


Graham Road – Hackney
Upper Clapton Road – Crooked Billet
Shepherds Bush Road – Shepherds Bush Green
Highbury Grove – Railway Bridge

Painting the town yellow, red and blue… now up in London.Graham Road – Hackney Upper Clapton Road – Crooked Billet Shepherds Bush Road – Shepherds Bush GreenHighbury Grove – Railway Bridge

Posted by Laura Marling on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Marling recently revealed that she’s “managed to resist EDM” on the album, adding that the record was inspired by her time in America and her feelings of being “desperately lost in translation”.

The singer-songwriter, who’s been living in LA for two years, wrote her new album in America at the beginning of 2014. Speaking to Uncut, she revealed that the record was based on the fear the country induced in her, including the track ‘Small Poke’, which was written after her experience of Hurricane Sandy in New York and “the horror of being in an enormous metropolis with no power”.

Marling also recently confirmed details of a UK and Ireland headline tour that will take place this April and May in support of the record. See the dates at the bottom of the page.

Laura Marling has been announced among the new additions for this year’s End Of The Road festival. Previously announced acts on the bill include headliners Tame Impala, The War On Drugs and Sufjan Stevens, as well as Future Islands, My Morning Jacket, Django Django, Pond, Fat White Family, Sleaford Mods and Natalie Prass.


Laura Marling will play the following live dates:

London Queen Elizabeth Hall (April 20-21)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (22)
Manchester Albert Hall (24)
Glasgow O2 Academy (25)
Birmingham Institute (27)
London Queen Elizabeth Hall (29-30)
Southampton O2 Guildhall (May 4)
Bristol Colston Hall (5)
Dublin Olympia (7)
Belfast Waterfront Hall (8)
End Of The Road Festival (September 4-6)

To check the availability of Laura Marling tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.