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The muses of La Musa: MARINA

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’

Best Covers: Snoop Dogg “Red Right Hand”

For five seasons now, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ track “Red Right Hand” has served as the theme song for the UK period crime drama Peaky Blinders. PJ Harvey, Laura Marling, Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker, and more have also covered the song for the show. And now,  Snoop Dogg has too.

“By the order of the Peaky Blinders, this is ‘Red Right Hand,’ by Snoop Shelby,” Snoop Dogg says in the video for his cover before tipping his era-appropriate flat cap to the camera. Listen to Snoop’s take on the shadowy, half-spoken song and compare it to the original below.

The muses of La Musa: Nadine Shah

Having flown the nest at 17 to pursue a career as a jazz singer in London, Nadine Shah is well known for her formidably individual tone and fearless approach to songwriting, as she holds nothing back with her politically infused lyrics. Influenced by artists such as Nina Simone, The Beach Boys, Dolly Parton, Frida Kahlo and Arthur Russel, her sound has often been described as a blend between PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, with her brooding, intensely atmospheric cocktail of stylish gothic pop and jazz-kissed indie rock nodding to the likes of Anna Calvi and Richard Hawley. 

Following 2017’s ‘Holiday Destination’, Nadine Shah’s fourth album ‘Kitchen Sink’ is set for release on 5th June via Infectious Music, and she’s now sharing a new track.

The muses of La Musa: Louise Lemón

Louise Lemón is a Swedish artist classified in the genre «death gospel», with rich reminiscences of the first Fleetwood Mac, bands of the spectrum of The Dead Weather or the darker PJ Harvey, with a deliciously evocative vocal record and a huge personality. It will please all fans of other contemporary female vocalists like Myrkur or Chelsea Wolfe.

Best Covers: PJ Harvey ‘Red Right Hand’

Music from the first five seasons of BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders will be collected in a new double album due out on November 15th.

Notably, the set marks the first-ever commercial release for PJ Harvey’s cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ “Red Right Hand”. The Bad Seeds’ original version has long served as the series’ theme, but in 2014 Harvey was commissioned to cover the song in an effort to make the series seem “less American.”

The muses of La Musa: Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi’s passionate and brooding goth pop/rock imbibed with strokes of flamenco and smoke-filled blues has filled the warm summer night at FIB with cinematic desire.

Hailed as the “best thing since Patti Smith” by Brian Eno, Anna’s also drawn comparisons with the likes of PJ Harvey and Nick Cave as well as garnering rave reviews and awards nominations for her albums “One Breath” and her eponymous debut.