Marina and the Diamonds to play London's Oslo
Marina and the Diamonds just announced that her live return will come in the form of an intimate show at London's Oslo in Hackney on March 11.
Just how intimate are we talking? Very, very intimate. The capacity of the venue, which only opened roughly one year ago, is just 375 people.
Marina's third album, "Froot," is set for release on 6 April. She's accompanied the singles released so far with the news she'll be playing a brief North American tour, kicking off in March at New York's Bowery Ballroom (the show sold out in 90 seconds). The trek will also include various US festivals, including SXSW and Coachella.
Marina currently might be "obsessed with the mess that's America", but won't be ignoring the UK entirely.
"I'm equal parts nervous and excited because it really is my first show back!" she recently told DIY. "I'm just like, 'Holy s**t!' The main thing is creating an atmosphere that's really welcoming, both from the audience and me. It's gonna be a trip! It's gonna be really amazing to be in such a small space with so many hardcore fans."
It's only been a few weeks since Marina and the Diamonds released the official music video for "I'm a Ruin," the latest track from "Froot," – and on February 23rd it was followed by yet another video for the track, which you can watch below.
The video is for a full-band acoustic rendition of the tune, just like they had previously done with their song "Happy."
A diamond in the rough? Meet Marina Diamandis (Created May 1, 2013)
Are you ready for a tongue twister? Try saying Marina Lambrini Diamandis 10x fast. And if you're ready for a brain twister, here's a good one for you: Diamandis, who goes by the name Marina and the Diamonds, is a solo act. And her story, as it stands, makes you wonder how her name isn't lost in the tabloids next to some of music's more outrageous acts. Just who is Diamandis? Here's the story:
According to various sources, Marina Diamandis was born in Wales to Welsh and Greek parents, though she has made claims (for whatever reason) of being from Ancient Greece. She reportedly dropped out of four different music courses at four different universities, and eventually decided to begin 'making her own way' in music. Critics had a field day, and 'fans' were unsure what to make of a girl whose inspirations, as they were, included the volatile Britney Spears.
Regardless of the perception of Marina, one thing was certain – her songs not only had a soulful vibe, but the keyboard-driven tunes helped to showcase what became recognized as one of the genre's unique voices. It also didn't hurt she was showcased as a singer/songwriter who penned most of her own material right out of the gate, and worked to distance herself from other female solo acts who also broke through to the mainstream around 2009-2010.
As the variety in her music made it hard to classify who Marina really is, her cult success was no surprise to anyone was paying attention. Her first single, "Obsessions/Mowgil's Road," was followed later by her "Crown Jewels" EP, which contained three new songs, including an electronic remix of "I Am Not a Robot."
Marina ripped up the British festival circuit before the launch of her debut album, "The Family Jewels," in 2010. The follow-up, "Electric Heart," bowed in 2012, and she recently released the song "Just Desserts" on her YouTube channel.
Marina and the Diamonds To Tour The U.S. This Spring
Marina and the Diamonds, the Welsh singer-songwriter and musician of Greek ancestry, who burst onto the U.K. music scene with her second album Electra Heart in 2012, is embarking on a new tour of the United States and Canada late this coming spring. This latest album made its debut at No. 1 in both the…Read more
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