PopBytes’ Top Ten Favorite Music Videos of 2013!

Charli XCX "SuperLove"

Over the weekend I was busy compiling my top favorite albums of 2013 list (which should be up very soon), and I thought why not feature ten of my favorite music videos that were posted here on PopBytes this past year. So I present to you my favorite music videos of 2013 ... Charli XCX "SuperLove" Lily Allen "Hard Out Here" Petula Clark "Cut Copy Me" Christina Aguilera "Let There Be Love" Lady Gaga MORE

Listen: Clare Maguire’s “Little White Lies”

Clare Maguire "Little White Lies"

I'll never forget how I first heard of UK singer / songwriter Clare Maguire ... from Marina and the Diamonds! When interviewing her for the first time in person back in 2010, I asked Marina if there was anyone she recommended to check out music-wise that she was currently digging on, and she instantly told me about her friend Clare. After the interview I looked Clare up and was pleasantly surprised by what I heard, I've been a fan ever since. Her MORE

Goodbye ♡ Electra Heart ♡

Marina and the Diamonds

We've come to the end of an era! Marina and the Diamonds posted the very last video from her whole Electra Heart adventure, two years to the date from when she posted the first part, "Fear & Loathing." The video is appropriately titled "Electra Heart" and features clips from the previous ten archetypes and by the end Marina wipes away the small black heart tattoo on her cheek. I'm seriously going to miss Electra Heart, it has been an amazing ride MORE

Marina and the Diamonds drops ♡ “LIES” ♡ video!

Marina and the Diamonds "Lies"

Oh happy day! My girl Marina and the Diamonds surprised us this morning with a brand-new music video for "Lies," which is one of the best cuts off her incredible album, Electra Heart. It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Marina and she does not disappoint with this stripped down video, she looks amazing sans makeup! Besides the video, Marina is busy working on a secret project called Eleven Diamonds, which I believe is going to be a collection MORE

Photos: Marina and the Diamonds does Los Angeles!

Marina and the Diamonds

Last week I posted my exclusive video interview with Marina and the Diamonds, and I promised to share some photos my pal Joey snapped during Marina's completely packed show at Los Angeles' Shrine Expo Hall (May 11). Well, here they are, 44 pictures in all, and I must say they came out super spectacular! I also wanted to thank everyone for all the incredible responses and feedback I got on the interview, I am thrilled fans really enjoyed it (In MORE

Exclusive: Marina and the Diamonds chats w/ PopBytes

Marina and the Diamonds

This past weekend I had the chance to sit down with Welsh singer/songwriter Marina and the Diamonds right before her much buzzed about show at Los Angeles' Shrine Expo Hall. I interviewed her back in 2010 (watch it here in case you missed it) and since then she has become wildly popular and a bonafide (tongue-in-cheek) popstar all on her own terms. Three short years ago Marina played the Troubadour with a couple of hundred fans, Saturday night MORE

Marina and the Diamonds + Charli XCX = Just Desserts

Marina and the Diamonds and Charli XCX "Just Desserts"

I've knocked Charli XCX down a few times, but I'm slowly starting to come around, and I must admit her debut album True Romance (iTunes) is actually quite decent. Now she's joined forces with one of my favorite people ever, Marina and the Diamonds, on a tasty new duet called "Just Desserts," which you can listen to below and download it here for free! The girls are also heading out on a North American tour together, dates are listed below, I'll MORE

Exclusive Interview: PopBytes talks ‘Glee’ and ‘Electra Heart’ with Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds

At this point, having your song covered by Glee is an undeniable milestone for contemporary musicians. The musical dramedy, now in its fourth season, has been known to not only have its own songs dominate the iTunes charts, but to also help boost sales for the original material that inspires it. Take, for instance, Rihanna’s single, “Take A Bow,” which saw an astounding 189% sales increase after it was featured on the MORE

Marina and the Diamonds’ ♡ “State of Dreaming” ♡

Marina and the Diamonds "State Of Dreaming"

Oh this is exactly what I needed, a new music video from the lovely Marina and the Diamonds. It's for "State of Dreaming," one of the best cuts from her stellar album (and my top favorite album from 2012), Electra Heart. I've been very down lately, you might have heard on Facebook or Twitter, one of my cats, Charlie, is severely anemic and battling for his life, even requiring an emergency blood transfusion a few days ago which unfortunately cost MORE

Marina and the Diamonds: ♡ “E.V.O.L” ♡

Marina and the Diamonds "E.V.O.L"

The super lovely (and one of my favorite ladies of music) Marina and the Diamonds unexpectedly dropped a totally hot, new track (produced by Liam Howe) for us today called "E.V.O.L." in honor of Valentine's Day (and Electra Heart's birthday)! Take a listen below and download it here for free! https://twitter.com/MarinasDiamonds/status/302097154200178689 MORE

PopBytes’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2012!

Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart

Without any intro or further ado, I finally present to you my top ten favorite albums of 2012! Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart It certainly hasn't been a secret that Marina and the Diamonds would once again land on the top of my list. Her stunning debut album, The Family Jewels, topped my list back in 2010. Although I probably still prefer Jewels over Electra Heart, her sophomore effort comes in right behind it! Every track on the MORE

Marina and the Diamonds shined in NY!

Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds can't seem to get enough of America this past year. In support of her sophomore album Electra Heart she's currently on a second leg of her Lonely Hearts Club Tour stateside. She serenaded 3,000 "diamonds" at her sold-out show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan on Thursday and also stopped by The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island the next night. PopBytes attended the latter. The Paramount is a preferable venue because it holds MORE

Video: Marina and the Diamonds’ “How To Be A Heartbreaker”

Marina and the Diamonds "How To Be A Heartbreaker"

Oh happy day! First a hot new video from Christina Aguilera, and now one from Marina and the Diamonds! It's for "How To Be A Heartbreaker," which was a track exclusive to the US release of Electra Heart. The song is fantastic, Marina looks amazing and there's a ton of hot, half-naked and wet guys, what more could we ask for? If you haven't had a chance to listen to Marina's latest album, do not miss out, it's definitely going to be my choice for MORE

Marina and the Diamonds plays NYC rooftop!

Marina and the Diamonds

This past Monday night Marina and the Diamonds played a private showcase on the rooftop of the Mondrian Hotel in SoHo to celebrate her sophomore release "Electra Heart." The hotel stands tall between the Canal subway stop where every storefront is written in Chinese, mixed with your American landmarks like Subway and Burger King and one of the best shopping districts in New York City. After doing my own shopping at the British Topman, I made my MORE