Marina & The Diamonds head out on the NME Radar Tour
It’s been a crazy few months for the 23-year old Welsh/Greek Marina Diamond. After releasing her debut single 'Obsessions' and 'The Crown Jewels EP' through upstart NY indie label Neon Gold Records earlier this year, Marina And The Diamonds is pleased to release her debut single with 679/Atlantic Records 'Mowgli’s Road' on 2nd November.
Originally included on the 'Obsessions' single release, Mowgli’s has been re-worked for this release with production credits from Liam Howe. From the opening “cuckoo” you’re lead into a playfully dark musical landscape that fuses The Jungle Book with Kate Bush. Theatrics and funny voices aside, this song is a pure pop classic that demonstrates Marina’s unique lyricism and her mastery of a catchy chorus.
"After playing around 27 festival dates this summer, 'Mowgli's' was definitely one of the crowd favourites and it is 100% representative of me as an artist, an individual and a creative spirit". "The song is inspired by personal experiences of trying to forge my own artistic identity within music".
Mowgli’s Road has been remixed by a whole host of acts/DJs including Mille, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Russ Chimes and Steve. Multi-membered pop sensation Gaggle have also recorded their own cover.
If you weren’t able to catch Marina and the Diamonds at one of the many festival dates she played this summer, fear not as she’s been confirmed for the NME Radar Tour 2009 with Golden Silvers, Local Natives and Yes Giantess, which begins on 26th September in Oxford and hits 14 other dates across the county.
With supporters across Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6Music (Huw Stephens, Rob Da Bank, Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Dermot O’Leary, Lauren Laverne, Nemone, Jon Hillcock and John Kennedy), and her live show gaining momentum, 2010 will be a sparkling year for Ms. Diamond.
NME RADAR TOUR W/ GOLDEN SILVERS, LOCAL NATIVES & YES GIANTESS
26 - O2 Academy, Oxford
27 - University, Sheffield
28 - Academy, Manchester
30 - Duchess, York
01 - Kings Tut, Glasgow
03 - Northumbria University
04 - Sugarmill, Stoke
05 - Stanely Theatre
07 - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
08 - Thekla, Bristol
09 - Warwick, Coventry
10 - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
12 - Waterfront, Norwich
13 - KOKO, London
14 - Concorde, Brighton
22 - Swn Festival, Cardiff