Marina and the Diamonds Come to Webster Hall

September 1st, 2010

Marina Diamandis dropped out of four different music programs at four different schools before deciding to make music her own way. While her piano-driven songs lean toward pop, they’re often more soulful and melancholy than you’d expect. The Welsh singer-songwriter earned fame in the UK when, under the name Marina and the Diamonds, she took second place in the BBC’s Sound of 2010 on the strength of her EPs. Since then, Diamandis, who performs live with a full band, released her debut album, The Family Jewels. And now Marina and the Diamonds (above, doing “Mowgli’s Road” for BBC1) are on the road, and they play Webster Hall tomorrow night.