Hot Artist Alert

09 – 06 – 2021

Marina Allen

Indie folk singer-songwriter Marina Allen is HOT🔥 following the release of her debut album ‘Candlepower’. Since the album came out, Allen’s Spotify following has increased by 22% and her popularity score has grown by 5 points, with playlist support from Rough Trade Records and Future Classic. The Spotify algorithm has also marked Allen one to watch, adding her to no less than six Particle Detector playlists within the folk and chamber folk genres.

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Marina Allen glides on angelic highs, surfing the husky deep; she is one of the great singers for a new generation. From her LA bedroom she sent out a demo and a “little press kit which looks like a book report, very DIY and home grown” to Fire HQ and soon after signed to Fire Records.

Comparisons with Karen Carpenter, Joni Mitchell and Fiona Apple are obvious, she is a songwriter with edge and insight, her majestic debut album ‘Candlepower’ celebrating the flicker within. Her voice is mercurial and infectious, her songs are poetry in motion, cross etching the playful parts of experimental music with the plaintive cry of pure pop.

Marina writes songs that carry notes from other realms; these are kitchen table tales about love and fear, the capturing of the wild heart, sketching the breaking of dawn, bringing real life to life.

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04 – 06 – 2021

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