Now this young lady knows how to make a song offbeat, yet still catchy, with 'We've Got Obsessions' She's tinkling around the Kate Bush/Bat For Lashes kooky territory, yet her haunting, quirky songs show a real promise especially the aforementioned track. Marina is unsigned at the moment with just one self released E.P to her credit, but I'm sure the music biz will soon be dazzled by her sparkle. Now I realise that the industry is scrabbling around for the next cash cow and the inevitable Kate Nash/Lily Allen comparisons will surface but I think she will develop her own unique path and become a compelling act in 2008 and beyond. Sure, there's a bit of slip streaming for some of the acts being touted, post the stellar rise of Mademoiselle Allen et co, but I happen to think there's simply plenty of fresh talent coming from the sisters out there at the moment and let's face it, they've got to be more interesting than the dodgy boy guitar bands that we've recently endured in the wake of Coldrazorkookyplaylight.
I have to give a nod towards goodweatherforairstrikes for bringing Marina to my attention and also to The Guardian's Guide this weekend for reminding me that I had, up to now, neglected to blogroll this excellent site: an oversight thankfully now corrected.