I've fallen victim to yet another female solo artist, this time welsh-born solo artist Marina & The Diamonds. Supposedly the diamonds are her fans rather than her backing band, but the word bears a curious resemblance to her Greek last name Diamandis. She is based in London and has already played slots at Glastonbury festival (which i missed!) and Radio One's Big Weekend. She was recently signed to Neon Gold records.
She's had her fair share of controversy, last year she was noted for throwing an infamous 'girly punch' at a man in the front row who had been fiddling with her keyboard, and then blogging about it. On an angry day last year she wrote a scathing review of Kate Nash and Lily Allen on the same blog (which you can check out here) and her problems with the female celebrity. But nowadays she's over that, having seen for herself the beginnings of her rise to fame.
Her music mirrors this outspoken view on the world, supplying highly critical lyrics through the medium of quirky, Kate Bush inspired piano pop.
and next minute you are an absolute creep."
"You say Y-E-S to everything."
As usual these days, i cannot upload mp3s, but they will soon make a return, i promise.