I set my alarm to wake me up bright and early yesterday morning in order to guarantee my place among the hundred people to access an exclusive Marina & The Diamonds download from her blog. The track is called 'Girls' and, true to Marina's Greek heritage, features a bouzouki, which definitely contributes to its brilliance.
Marina's had some interesting things to say on her blog about illegal file-sharing of late so I'm rather curious to see whether 'Girls' turns up on any blogs or file-sharing sites or if people are capable of keeping it to themselves.
Incidentally, the ever brilliant Neon Gold Records are giving away a free download of Marina's track 'Seventeen', taken from her forthcoming 'Crown Jewels EP'. Click here to download it.
Meanwhile, Nialler 9 was fortunate enough to get an interview with Ms. Diamond and has permission to give away free downloads of two of her older tracks, 'Obsessions' and 'The Shampain Sleeper'. Click here if that tickles your fancy.
While you're at it, you might want to check out one of my favourite blogs, The Recommender, who has the excellent 'Mowgli's Road' available for download.
[Image: Mari Sarai]