Saturday, 10 March 2012

Marina & the Diamonds performing live at the Shepherds Bush Empire,London

These shots of Marina & the Diamonds (Marina Lambrini Diamandis) were taken at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Sunday the 26th February. To launch a Flash slideshow of the evening click either the image above or below.

On 8 August 2011, Diamandis uploaded a new video to her YouTube page titled "Part 1: Fear and Loathing". In an interview with Popjustice, Marina explained the whole concept of "Electra Heart" with the album to be under the same title and "Fear and Loathing" as an album track, and to be released on iTunes on 25 September. However this will not be an official single. The high concept video for it sees Marina slowly transforming into the character of Electra Heart, a guise Marina says "epitomises and embodies the lies, illusions and death of American ideologies involved in the corruption of self." but will however not be an alter-ego as Marina says it is too "clichéd". Asked to describe just what Electra Heart is and stands for, Marina told Popjustice: "Electra Heart is the antithesis of everything that I stand for. And the point of introducing her and building a whole concept around her is that she stands for the corrupt side of American ideology, and basically that’s the corruption of yourself. My worst fear - that’s anyone’s worst fear - is losing myself and becoming a vacuous person. And that happens a lot when you’re very ambitious." The second song, "Radioactive" produced by Stargate premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 22 September 2011. It was released on iTunes on 30 October 2011. Further developing the Electra Heart concept "Part 2: Radioactive" the official music video for the single premiered. On her first video chat with fans, Marina revealed that Electra Heart would come out "the same month as the previous album," which came out in February. However, Marina has since tweeted the ambiguous statement "Some news. Electra Heart is not being released in February...", it was later revealed in February 2012 that the album would be released on 30 April 2012.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Rammstein & Death Stars performing live at the O2, London

Here is a shot of Death Stars from their performance supporting Rammstien at the O2 Arena in London on the 24th February. I would of liked to have posted some shots of Rammstien but the contact the band and their management make you sign before you get to photograph the band ties the images down so much that you can't use them for anything other their intended purpose, so I guess you will have to wait until they appear in print! To see more images of Death Stars click the image above.

Rammstein are a German Industrial Metal band from Berlin, formed in 1994. The band consists of members Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (lead guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph "Doom" Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian "Flake" Lorenz (keyboards). They are widely accepted as part of the Neue Deutsche Härte scene and they are the genre's most successful band, achieving worldwide fame.

Fighting Fiction recording a session for BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vales Studios, London

This shot of Jake from Fighting Fiction was taken at Maida Vales Studio in London while the band were recording a session for Mike Davies' BBC Radio 1 Punk Show on 23rd February. To see a flash slideshow gallery of the session please click the image above. Check out the bands website at