The latest precocious pop star to emerge from the United Kingdom is 24-year-old Marina Diamandis, a husky-voiced singer-songwriter who will release her debut album Family Jewels under the moniker Marina and The Diamonds (“The Diamonds” actually does not refer to her backing band, but rather you, the fans) in late February. This year is already off to a promising start for Marina: the BBC listed her as number two on its tastemaking ‘Sound of 2010’ list and her new single “Hollywood”, about her obsession with the all-American way of life, comes out on February 1.
We have two remixes of “Hollywood” for you to check out: a deeply gay house remix by DFA Records recording artist The Juan MacLean and a bounce-y new wave reworking by someone called ‘Monarchy Gliese’. Marina has just released a video for the acoustic version of the song, which is also very nice.
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FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: “Hollywood (Juan MacLean Remix)” by Marina And The Diamonds
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FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: “Hollywood (Monarchy Gliese Remix)” by Marina And The Diamonds
Marina and the Diamonds will tour the UK in February and the United States in March. Dates after the jump.
Marina And The Diamonds tour dates:
Jan 26 – London @ MTV 10 for 10
Jan 29 – London @ New to Q Session
Jan 30 – Gateshead @ T4’s Outside-In Festival
Feb 5 – London @ HMV Next Big Thing
Feb 14 – Norwich @ Arts Centre
Feb 15 – Brighton @ Audio
Feb 17 – Nottingham @ Bodega
Feb 18 – Newcastle @ Digital
Feb 19 – Glasgow @ Oran Mor
Feb 21 – Manchester @ Deaf Institute
Feb 22 – Bristol @ Cooler
Feb 23 – London @ Bush Hall
Mar 14 – Brooklyn @ The Bell House
Mar 15 – New York @ Le Poisson Rouge