23
Oct
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 35

We have a little comparison on the blog for you today. There’s been some kind of coincidental theme running through this week, so we thought we would post about it. Two separate videos by two amazing female solo artists got released to the wider public this week. Both these girls are Recommender favourites and due for big  things. Very big things.

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ELLIE GOULDING

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The first is Ellie Goulding, (who we first blogged about here). Perhaps the slightly lesser known of the two we show off today, but certainly not the lesser talent. We managed to secure her for a quick photoshoot (more uploaded on our Flickr soon!), as her support of the Little Boots Tour marched into Brighton this week. She was very playful, happy, excited and a wonderfully easy subject. This same week, her video, for single Under The Sheets, (out in November under Neon Gold Records and produced by none other than Starsmith!), arrived in our inbox and it’s a blinder. She’s also secured a slot on Jools Holland next week, so we expect her cloud of buzz to become rather mushroom-sized in the coming days.

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MARINA & THE DIAMONDS

The second video to float under our gaze this week was for the track Mowgli’s Road by Marina & The Diamonds, (an artist that’s had plenty of coverage on The Recommender here, here, here, here and here).  Directed by Chris Sweeney, it’s a strange affair, but creative and mesmerizing all the same. The single is getting it’s release on the major label, Atlantic, having previously been on the indie label Neon Gold before now. It’s our favourite tune of hers to date, so we are pleased that she’s hitting the wider audiences with this extraordinary song. The album will likely be out early next year. It’s going to be as big as it gets.

MARINA & THE DIAMONDSMOWGLI’S ROAD (MILLE REMIX) ysi

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As always, we are interested in getting your feedback on which video and artist you prefer? Let us know your reviews of them in the comments sections. Which artist do you think will make the biggest impact?
(MB)

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8 Responses to “HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 35”


  1. October 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Hey Mike I was @ Little Boots / Ellie G – didn’t realise you were there as well ? If I known I’d have kept an eye out for you. I prefer the Marina video from an aesthetic artistic point of view, but the Ellie one does its purpose of showing who she is. As for the songs I like both. Which artist do I prefer …hmmm difficult. Again probably a score draw at the moment. Will reserve the right to change my mind once both albums are out. Who will make the biggest impact ? Hmmm again undecided. If Marina puts out Shampain or Horrorpop and Ellie puts out a new version of Starry Eyed both have a good chance of making some impact, but how big at this moment I’ve no idea. Are both just a little too ‘out there’ to appeal to the mainstream maybe ? Hmmm…well this time last year I was wondering that about La Roux and Florence !

  2. October 24, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Two of my absolute faves, Mike.

    Couldn’t possibly choose between the two. I agree with Robin that the Under The Sheets is a great representation of Ellie’s personality and music. Honestly, I was hoping for a few more monkeys in Marina’s video.

    The combined sound of 2010 fer sher.

  3. October 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Robin – Talk about sitting on the fence. lol! I totally get your points though, basically they’re both excellent artists.

    Joey – True. 2010 will be theirs for the taking. Personally I was hoping for 10 silver spoons in Marina’s video, but there you go.

    Everyone else – Robin and Joey both write interesting blogs, so click through to see more of their thoughts…

    Thanks guys.
    Mike

  4. October 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I was almost screaming out when I read this post.
    I luv both Ellie and Marina!
    I agree, that’s really difficult to choose between the two talented girls.

  5. 5 thechemistryisdead
    October 30, 2009 at 12:37 am

    I’m going to do some fence sitting as well and say that I love both although maybe I prefer Marina at the moment as obviously we’ve heard more songs from her and they are all terrific. I really love her lyrics. I’m pretty sure Marina said the album is being released in February which should be a good time as there should be some Sound of 2010 hype surrounding her in January.

    I think both videos are really good. I’m much more excited about these two than I was about La Roux/Little Boots/Florence last year.

  6. October 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Thechemistryisdead – I totally agree. Way more excited about these two than La Roux/Little Boots/Florence etc. There seems a more polished punch with these two. Almost a little more unashamed pop. It’s like they’re not trying as hard to be cool and edgy so that somehow works better. They’ve moved on from the sickly 80s synth that dominates so much these days…

    Saying all that, La Roux/Little Boots/Florence aint bad either. Don’t want to start an anti-thread on here or anything…


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