Marina and the Diamonds photos

I blogged about Marina and the Diamonds back in June and I finally managed to see her live on Wednesday night. She’s a fantastically charismatic performer with a gorgeous voice, and I reckon she’ll become massive next year.

I was also excited to try taking some ‘proper’ gig photos – well, slightly less amateurish than my usual attempts anyway – so I got a good spot at the front (next to Marina’s mum and dad!) and gave the E-P1 a go with my 50mm OM lens. I’m really happy with the results, except the lens’s crop factor made them just a little too tightly-framed.

Marina & the Diamonds

Marina & the Diamonds

Marina & the Diamonds

Marina & the Diamonds

Here’s a video of ‘I Am Not a Robot':

Listen to Marina on her Myspace page or this handy music-streaming-box. Her album’s out sometime early next year.

Marina and the Diamonds

I’m really loving the sound of new UK artist Marina and the Diamonds. There’s whiffs of influence from Kate Bush and Regina Spektor, but plenty of uniqueness to set her apart. This video above for her new single I Am Not a Robot is pretty rad too, co-directed by photographer Rankin. Listen to more on her myspace page, and her rant-filled blog is quite interesting reading, too.