Marina Diamandis, better known as her stage name Marina and the Diamonds, has journeyed far since selling 70 home-brewed copies of her debut Mermaid vs. Sailor EP. Her magnetic voice is matched only by her innocent allure, combining funky fashion and self-aware charm, which has recently found fans through her infectious single, “I Am Not a Robot.” If such is true, then what’s Marina really like? Watch her recent Live in NYC performance of “Shampain,” a melodic ode to Siouxsie Sioux synth-pop and the mercurial moments one has with a certain bubbly drink. She’s a multi-faceted talent, dodging a pop pigeonhole, all the while soaking up the spectacle of it all.
Below, a photo gallery of her Live in NYC performance on June 21, 2011, at New York’s Webster Hall.