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Marina And The Diamonds showcase new ‘Electra Heart’ material at London gig

Band played as part of Mencap's Little Noise Sessions last night (November 23)

Marina And The Diamonds showcased new tracks at Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions in London last night (November 23).

Playing at St John-At-Hackney Church, the singer played four new tracks off upcoming album ‘Electra Heart’ – ‘Living Dead’, ‘Fear And Loathing’ , ‘Jealousy’ and ‘The Starring Role’.

The date, which was Marina’s only London gig this year, fell upon the fourth anniversary of Marina’s first ever release – the ‘Mermaid VS Sailor’ EP.

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Opening with an acoustic piano-led version of ‘Radioactive’, Marina quickly segued into fan-favourite ‘Obsessions’, ‘I Am Not A Robot’ and ‘Mowgli’s Road’ admitting: “It’s so very nice to be back. I’m so happy to doing gigs again.”

Supported by a full band, as well as a string quartet, new track ‘Living Dead’ touched on the main themes of Marina’s earlier work- loneliness, alienation and outsiders. Meanwhile, ‘The Starring Role’ took on new life outside of its current demo form, with an unexpected riot grrl guitar mid-section.

Ending on the ethereal ‘Fear And Loathing’, Marina swiftly returned for a pared down encore of ‘Shampain’ – complete with crowd sing-along.

Marina And The Diamonds played:

‘Radioactive’
‘Obsessions’
‘I Am Not A Robot’
‘Living Dead’
‘Numb’
‘The Starring Role’
‘Are You Satisfied’
‘Mowgli’s Road’
‘Jealousy’
‘Hollywood’
‘Fear And Loathing’
‘Shampain’

Marina And The Diamonds are due to play an NME Awards Show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Feburary 26, 2012, where they’re expected to play more tracks from their new album. To check the availability of NME Awards London Shows tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

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