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MP3 of the Day #123: Marina and the Diamonds (Starsmith Remix)

By on Monday, 16th November 2009 at 10:00 am

Okay, okay, we LOVE Marina and the Diamonds here at TGTF. To go with this, I’ve got a blossoming love for Starsmith, the South London remixer who has taken the likes of Katy Perry, Little Boots, Passion Pit, Paloma Faith, Boy Crisis, the Twang and his mentor and fellow south Londoner, Frankmusik, and turned gems into diamonds.

This time he’s taken Marina and the Diamonds’ glorious I Am Not A Robot and made it positively sparkle.

Starsmith will be doing a DJ set before each of Frankmusik’s UK shows at the start of December, so if you’re contemplating going along, make sure you get there early, meanwhile Marina and the Diamonds plays this Wednesday’s Levi’s Ones to Watch at London Hoxton’s Bar and Grill.

Download, listen and enjoy.

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MP3: Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Starsmith remix)


Mencap Little Noise Sessions / November 2009

By on Sunday, 8th November 2009 at 3:50 pm

Following on from the amazing lineups of the past two years, the Mencap Little Noise sessions are back again this November to raise more money for the mental disability charity.

The lineup is almost complete, with a string of pretty amazing performances scheduled. Personally, I’m most excited about Editors day, along with the pop-tastic Alexandra Burke, Mika and Newton Faulkner days – all of the shows have great talent and with the promise of special guests, I say you should hop on down to Union Chapel to check out some great music. Head on over to the Little Noise Sessions website for more answers to your questions.

The artists so far announced include:

Monday 16th November
The Maccabees
Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Everything

Tuesday 17th November
Alexandra Burke
Marina and the Diamonds
VV Brown

Wednesday 18th November
Paloma Faith
Alex Gardner
Daisy Dares You

Thursday 19th November
Richard Hawley
I Blame Coco

Friday 20th November
The Blackout
Egyptian Hip Hop

Saturday 21st November
Taio Cruz
Tinchy Stryder

Sunday 22nd November
Florence and the Machine
Golden Silvers
Erik Hassle
Ellie Goulding

Monday 23rd November
David Gray
The Low Anthem
Lisa Mitchell

Tuesday 24th November
Newton Faulkner
Scouting for Girls
Little Comets


Levi’s Ones to Watch / November 2009

By on Wednesday, 4th November 2009 at 11:30 am

Levis Ones To Watch 2009 (side poster)Levi’s® OnesToWatch® have announced their 2009 lineup for a series of shows at London’s Hoxton Bar and Grill and also Cargo in two weeks time.

Each night has been curated with handpicked artists who represent the best in new and emerging talent from a dynamic musical spectrum. The roll call includes an exclusive first solo show from Andrew Davie of Cherbourg (pictured right) on folk inspired Monday, Basque-dance prodigies Crystal Fighters, and a much anticipated performance from much hyped Marina & The Diamonds. To close the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen shows, the Thursday evening will celebrate the best new female fronted acts, with sets from indie-darlings Sky Larkin (pictured top), the genre-defying songwriter and producer MPHO, and young singer-songwriter of the moment, Beth Beth Jeans Houghton .

Tickets for all the shows are available from selected Levi’s Stores now, or you can visit their website for for details.

Monday 16th November at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Cherbourg (Andrew Davie solo, pictured right) + Goldheart Assembly + Young Rebel Set

Tuesday 17th November at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Crystal Fighters + Violens + Wild Palms

Wednesday 18th November at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Marina & The Diamonds + Wolf Gang + Clock Opera

Thursday 19th November at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Sky Larkin (pictured top) + MPHO + Beth Jeans Houghton

Friday 20th November: Closing Party @ Cargo 83 Rivington Street
The Whip + Alex Metric (Live set) + Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs + Ezra Bang & Hot Machine + VERY special guests
Continue reading Levi’s Ones to Watch / November 2009


Video of the Moment #167: Marina and the Diamonds

By on Tuesday, 3rd November 2009 at 6:00 pm


Marina and the Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road

The very talented Marina and her Diamonds have made this simple yet bizarre video featuring paper legs for the new single, Mowgli’s Road (that Jess reviewed last week). Watch, enjoy, and download some great MP3s below.

MP3: Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot
MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Obsessions


In the Post #32: Marina and the Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road

By on Wednesday, 21st October 2009 at 12:00 pm

TGTF have been fans of Marina and the Diamonds for quite some time now. I even prefer her, quite frankly, to Florence and Machine, the fellow fiery-voiced female getting all the attention at the moment.

However, Miss. Marina hasn’t been doing too bad for herself of late. Live, she’s been spotted everywhere from Glastonbury to Reading festival, and she’s literally just got off the road from NME’S Radar Tour alongside Golden Silvers, Local Natives and Yes Giantess. On top of all that, next month shall see the Welsh singer release her first single with a major label, Warner Music Groups’ 679 Recordings.

Titled ‘Mowgli’s Road’, Marina’s upcoming offering is a 3 minute shot of kooky pop, filled with mystical ‘cuckoos!’, whistles, and creepy vocals. Zig-zagging synths gyrate in the distance of the verses, as Marina’s velvety rich voice recites fantastically odd lyrics over the top (“Ten silver spoons coming after me/One life with one dream on repeat/I’ll escape if I try hard enough/Till King of Jungle calls my bluff.”). The bridge slash chorus is similarly zany – a primitive soundscape of excitable harmonies and pounding drums. Think tribal-chant come soulful-electro. Yes, quite a combination – and quite a song!

Check out a live rendition of Marina and the Diamonds’ ‘Mowgli’s Road’ at the BBC, below:


MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
MP3: Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Obsessions

You can pre-order a limited edition deluxe, signed 7″ copy of Mowgli’s Road now over at Pure Groove


NME Radar Tour with Golden Silvers / September and October 2009

By on Tuesday, 14th July 2009 at 3:52 pm

The second NME Radar Tour of 2009 has been announced for September and October.

The 15 date UK tour sees Golden Silvers, Marina And The Diamonds, Yes Giantess and Local Natives all take to the road.

Tickets go on sale for all dates at 9am tomorrow morning (15th July) from the NME Website.

Saturday 26th September 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy
Sunday 27th September 2009 – Sheffield University Foundry
Monday 28th September 2009 – Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 30th September 2009 – York The Duchess
Thursday 1st October 2009 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Saturday 3rd October 2009 – Newcastle Northumbria University
Sunday 4th October 2009 – Stoke Sugarmill
Monday 5th October 2009 – Liverpool University Stanley Theatre
Wednesday 7th October 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms
Thursday 8th October 2009 – Bristol Thekla
Friday 9th October 2009 – Coventry Warwick University
Saturday 10th October 2009 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall Bar
Monday 12th October 2009 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 13th October 2009 – London Koko
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Brighton Concorde 2


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