Marina Lambrini Diamandis is a Welsh-Greek singer, known professionally as MARINA (previously Marina & the Diamonds). Diamandis’ musical style ranges from keyboard-based ballads to more up-tempo new wave-style songs with full band backing. She has cited a wide range of influences such as Daniel Johnston, Blondie, Patti Smith, Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Elliott Smith, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears and Madonna.
MARINA released this year her fifth album the acclaimed ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’
Soccer Mommy is the stage name of Nashville-based singer-songwriter Sophie Allison.
At only 20 and with such a magnificent second album as Clean, the New York artist is already producing focussed, clean-cut tracks that move between folk and untamed pop, sounding like a collaboration between Elliott Smith and Taylor Swift.
Soccer Mommy has announced her new album Color Theory, out February 28th on Loma Vista. She’s also shared a new single, “Circle the Drain,” following previously released tracks “Lucy” and “Yellow Is the Color of Her Eyes.”
Blaenavon have delivered a tasteful Elliott Smith cover as part of the new Torch Songs project. Blaenavon chose to cover Elliott Smith‘s wonderful ‘Everything Reminds Me Of Her’and it’s a supple, simple rendition of a genuine classic.
This American singer-songwriter is known throughout the world thanks to the fact that his songs ‘Passion Play’ and ‘Please Don’t Go’ were included on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ soundtrack, but his musical talent is by no means restricted to the small screen. It’s no surprise that his work is compared to such icons as Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens and Elliott Smith, because William Fitzsimmons is a walking masterclass in the finest indie folk being produced in the USA today. His first albums, ‘Until When We Are Ghosts’ (2005) and ‘Goodnight’ (2006), were self-produced efforts, and Fitzsimmons didn’t go into a studio as such until he was ready to make ‘The Sparrow and the Crow’ in 2008. This year, the prolific artist with the gentle voice and melancholy yet uplifting songs released ‘Charleroi’. Festival Grec presents him tonight at sala Barts.
Mestre Bergmanintroduces us to this striking arist. The background: Shauf belongs to that category of gentle, breathy-voiced cult singer-songwriters, mainly American, who specialise in wan, waspish tales of marginalised characters and their bittersweet love lives. So if you like Elliott Smith, Joe Pernice, Andrew Morgan, Kevin Tihista or the Aluminium Group, then you’ll love this Canadian purveyor of melodic chamber-pop. His music is richly textured but recorded on the cheap – often in his parents’ basement in the wild prairies of Saskatchewan. He’s already released a couple of albums, issued on tiny Canadian labels with no distribution in Europe, but this could be his moment. He has just signed to ANTI-, home to Tom Waits, Wilco and Neko Case, and he’s every bit as impressive as, say, Tobias Jesso Jr. He’s touring the UK in April and May with the Lumineers, although we won’t hold that against him.
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