Daily Dose Pick: Marina and the Diamonds


Under the Marina and the Diamonds moniker, Welsh songstress Marina Diamandis brings quirk back to pop music in an epic way.

While skirting similar territory as fellow UK sensation Florence and the Machine, Marina emits a more playful persona — imbuing her own Kate Bush-isms with echoes of offbeat entertainers like Regina Spektor and Amanda Palmer.

To date, Marina and the Diamonds have released a handful of impressive singles and EPs, accompanied by equally impressive videos. The most recent single is the American pop-culture-skewering “Hollywood,” which sets the stage for Marina’s debut album, The Family Jewels, due in early 2010.

Visit Marina on MySpace, read her blog on her official site, download free tracks, follow her on Twitter, and buy limited-edition vinyl.