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Marina And The Diamonds: ‘I’m pissed off I’m not bigger’

Singer says she 'feels more like a failure than a success'

Marina And The Diamonds singer Marina Diamandis has said she’s frustrated that she isn’t as successful as she wants to be – describing her 2010 as “a failure”.

Speaking to Australian radio station Undercover FM, Diamandis also said she was unhappy with how she had been promoted by her American record label.

“I feel more like a failure than a success,” she said. “I haven’t done anything I want to do. For someone who wants to be one of the best artists of her generation, I’ve done fuck all.”

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The singer, who has always been outspoken about her ambitions, responded to a question about whether she was happy about her success in 2010 by saying: “No, I’m pissed off I’m not bigger.”

She was specifically negative about her lack of success in the USA, blaming her American record label Chop Shop for not promoting her properly. “It’s [her American fanbase] been built purely on me and my online presence,” she said. “The label haven’t really promoted me at all.”

Diamandis also spoke about the follow up to last year’s debut album ‘The Family Jewels’, which she cancelled her planned January US tour to begin work on. “The second record will be all about the lyrics,” she said. “It’s quite political and it’s about feminism and sex. It’s an abrasive pop record.”
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