In combining a love of ancient Greece, Hello Kitty and Kate Bush, it’s unlikely you’ll fail to be charmed by the quixotic world of Marina and the Diamonds.
Marina herself is a pocket-sized star, a fiery combination of Greek and Welsh who spends her time between song-writing hand-creating merchandise and selling vintage clothing.
Described affectionately by The Guardian as a “seriously warped mind in the body of a fox,” Marina’s sound is all-encompassing, taking on gentle piano ballads, synth-heavy tracks, brass, bird calls, chanting, and ooohs and ahhs in varying vocal styles. Wonderfully varied yet utterly distinctive.
Marina is currently working towards her debut album with Pascal Gabriel (New Order, Kylie) whilst the debut single will be release early 2009 on Neon Gold Records in the UK, founded by Derek Davis of Good Weather For Airstrikes and will follow up the label’s debut release from Passion Pit.