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Video of the Day #82: Marina and the Diamonds

 
By on Thursday, 25th June 2009 at 6:00 pm
 

We’ve featured Marina and the Diamonds here at TGTF a fair bit since Jess introduced her way back in February.

Now she’s got a great new song, “I am not a Robot”, and an even better video featuring lots of body paint, glitter and fans. Oh yes, she’s been given the full superstar treatment, even Perez has picked up on it. Watch and enjoy below:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_oMD6-6q5Y[/youtube]

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

 

MP3 of the Day #73: Marina and the Diamonds

 
By on Monday, 15th June 2009 at 10:00 am
 

Ever since Jess introduced Marina and the Diamonds back in February, Marina’s gone from strength to strength.

Now we have a brand new track, possibly her strongest yet: I Am Not A Robot.. Reminding me of a great hybrid of Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, with some of the big-show possibilities of Madonna, Marina has already found herself on many of the “Bands to Watch” lists. Download and enjoy…

MP3: Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

Previously we’ve featured Mowgli’s Road and Obsessions:
MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Obsessions

 

News: Latitude Lineup is extended

 
By on Monday, 18th May 2009 at 4:00 pm
 

Marina and the Diamonds (side)We previewed the amazing Latitude back at the start of April, but since then they’ve added a few more amazing acts just to, well, make it even more amazing as far as the “alternative” festivals go. Joining the likes of Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds they’ve added some of TGTF’s favourite artists, including Regina Spektor, Passion Pit, Patrick Wolf, Mew, Marina and the Diamonds (pictured right) and Lisa Hannigan.

Huw Stephens (who has had some pretty amazing finds over recent months) has confirmed that he’s choosing all of the bands on the coveted Lake Stage, which features many of the bands we’ve tipped for the top here at TGTF along with some choice cuts from who will be big over the coming months. If we were fortunate enough to be attending, that’s where we’d be spending much of our time most likely. That’s not to say that the rest of the lineup is rubbish – no, far from it. Latitude is one of the best fully featured festivals we know – that is, it’s not just music. Oh no. It’s got some of the best talents from the theatre, literary and film worlds, including the amazing Dave Gorman performing in the comedy tent. Meanwhile, over in the literary arena there’s a pretty big scoop in the shape of fashion designer extrodinaire Vivienne Westwood. Let’s be honest, that’s gotta be worth the ticket price on her own!

Tickets are on sale now for Latitude 2009 – weekend tickets are £150 plus booking fees. Day tickets for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday are £60 each plus booking fees. Weekend tickets prices include car parking and camping – day tickets include car parking only.

Top photo comes from John Appleyard’s flickr stream.

 

Preview : BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

 
By on Wednesday, 22nd April 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Looking for a review of the Saturday of the Big Weekend? Click Here.

KasabianBBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is an annual musical festival with bit of a twist. Every year, the 2 day event takes place in a different town, with past locations including Dundee, Preston and Maidstone. This 2009, Radio 1 will be bringing their Big Weekend to Lydiard Park, Swindon, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of May. Tickets to the event are free, and are obtained through a random lottery on Radio 1’s website (registration has now closed). Lucky winners will blag a pair of tickets to their selected day (Saturday or Sunday), with Swindon residents receiving allocation priority in order to make the event more accessible to locals.

Every year the event has boasted an impressive line-up (past artists include Madonna, Muse and Foo Fighters), and this 2009 is absolutely no exception. Snow Patrol (pictured top), Kasabian (pictured right)and Dizzee Rascal will be headlining the ‘Main Stage’ on Saturday, while Lily Allen, Akon and Franz Ferdinand will be taking over the top slots on Sunday. Other artists who will be featuring within the main arena over the weekend include The Script, Calvin Harris, The Wombats, The Saturdays, Scouting for Girls, Ne-Yo, Alesha Dixon and N-Dubz.

Meanwhile, headline acts hitting the smaller ‘In New Music We Trust Stage’ on Saturday include Basement Jaxx, Doves and Jack Penate, while Sunday will be tastily offering up The Enemy, Maximo Park and Gossip. Further impressive artists appearing on this stage across the May weekend include Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine, Fightstar, Enter Shikari, Ladyhawke and White Lies.

Should you fancy checking out some new music while at the event, why not head over to the ‘Introducing Stage’, where you can get up and close with a range of upcoming talent including Stornoway, The Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, Thee Vicars, Gallop and Marina and the Diamonds. And if that’s still not enough, you can catch a wide-range of top DJs spinning the decks over at the ‘Outdoor Stage’, with Radio 1 favourites including Chris Moyles, Annie Mac, Tim Westwood, Zane Lowe and Rob da Bank all making an appearance.

Registration for tickets to the event has now closed, but never fear, as the BBC will be broadcasting highlights of the festival on Radio 1 and BBC Three across the weekend. You’ll also be able to catch footage online, as well as on your trusty red button. If you’d like more information on the event, along with a full line-up, head over to the Big Weekend’s website now.

Top photo comes from Radio 1’s Flickr Stream.

 

Marina and the Diamonds / April and May 2009 UK Shows

 
By on Wednesday, 1st April 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Marina and the Diamonds (who we first introduced to you in February) has announced a string of dates around the UK for April and May.

Catch her at:

Saturday 11th April 2009 – Lancaster Library
Thursday 16th April 2009 – Edinburgh Limbo
Friday 17th April 2009 – Glasgow Twisted Wheel
Saturday 18th April 2009 – Aberdeen Moshulu
Sunday 19th April 2009 – Anthuser Home Game Festival
Thursday 30th April 2009 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Saturday 2nd May 2009 – Live at Leeds
Sunday 3rd May 2009 – Salford Sounds From the Other City

 

Preview: Evolution Weekender 2009

 
By on Wednesday, 11th March 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

The Wombats - press shotWe all hear about the major summer festivals taking place across Blighty this ’09 – but here at There Goes The Fear, we like to bring you previews of those smaller, little known music events too! This week, we’d like to tell you about Evolution 2009. The festival, which started back in 2005, has grown rapidly in both size and popularity over the past few years and Evolution ’09 looks set to be the biggest and best yet!

The Newcastle-based festival is certainly ahead of the big name summer events in the calender stakes, taking place across the May bank holiday (Sunday 24th – Sunday 25th May). Still, the outdoor shows, which will take place along Gateshead’s quayside, are fully expected to attract a crowd of around 60,000. Judging by the line-up, we can see why!

Headliners confirmed so far include Dizzee Rascal, The Wombats (pictured right), Mystery Jets, The View and The Maccabees. Other impressive TGTF-favourites playing the Evolution Weekender include White Lies, Ladyhawke, Esser, Friendly Fires, Little Boots, Twisted Wheel, Marina and the Diamonds, Chapman Family, VV Brown and The Big Pink.

(And breathhhh….!) Impressive, don’t you agree? You can even catch headline electronica acts such as Boys Noize, Chase & Status Live and Kissy Sell Out over at the dance stage too, should something a little less guitar-based take your fancy.

If it couldn’t get any better, a weekend ticket for Evolution 2009 is priced at just £15! You can also grab a day ticket for £9.50 (note : only weekend tickets are on sale at the moment – day tickets go on sale Thursday!). Furthermore, a contribution of the ticket price will be donated to WaterAid. If you’d like to learn more about the festival and general ticket info, check out Evolution 2009’s website.

 
 
 

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