Bands to Watch #84: Marina and the Diamonds

By on Monday, 16th February 2009 at 11:58 am

Marina and the Diamonds (side)This week we bring you Marina and the Diamonds – the latest offering in the glittery new wave of lady singers invading the airwaves this 2009. Certainly – Marina could be the woman to rain on the hotly tipped Miss. Florence and the Machine’s parade this year. The girl’s not only share similarly pretty names with a non-existent ‘The’ titled band to boot, their music is kinda alike too.

Marina possesses the same Kate Bush like-ability as Flo to knock out super catchy tunes tainted with a distinctive and colourful quirky edge. She’s exciting, enthusiastic and not afraid to speak her mind (please DO NOT compare her to Kate Nash!). Marina states Mary Quant, Hello Kitty’s Sanrio and the master creative risk-taker, Vivienne Westwood, as just some the things that have an influence on her kooky sounds.

And lucky for you, Phil has got two awesome Marina and the Diamond MP3s to give away with today’s post. First up we have the super-fun Mowgli’s Road, a quirky little tune consisting of “oohs!”, “aahs!” and an array of other animal-like chants which are befitting of the Jungle Book-like title. Electro synths, glorious vocals and a dead catchy drum-beat make this tune a winner.

MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road

Secondly, we have Obsessions, a kooky piano-based ballad ala Kate Nash (OOPS, sorry Marina!). The folky vocals are backed by sunny synth tinkles and beautiful “babaaa’s!” Obsessions is Marina’s debut single and you can check out the video to song, below:

MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Obsessions


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[…] featured Marina and the Diamonds here at TGTF a fair bit since Jess introduced her way back in […]

[…] as singles come along steadily getting better and better from this Welsh pop marvel. We first introduced Marina back in February, and almost a year later she’s gearing up to release her debut full length collection next […]

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