Behind the scenes of recording our debut album... When we take a break, we sometimes just pick up each other's instruments ;)
Pic by Grand Chapel Studios
Behind the scenes of recording our debut album... When we take a break, we sometimes just pick up each other's instruments ;)
Pic by Grand Chapel Studios
Can't wait to see this printed on the cover of our record! Cara has been painting for Marine's covers since the start, and soon to be seen in full size :)
On That Buzzing Sound
"London quartet, Marine just released a new single entitled, Mount Olympus and after one pass, I’m hooked. Hypnotic and pulsive, the drumming and other deeply-rooted rhythm tracks make Mount Olympus’ groove, infectious and worthy of removing your hands from your keyboard/phone/steering wheel for one of those, devoted listens." :D Thank you For The Love Of Bands
Thanks for the feature Beehive Candy! :)
Can't wait? You can pre-order our album (vinyl!) now :)
CHECK, IT, OUT! First single from our debut album is OUT NOW! You can buy and listen to it on all digital outlets :) Spread the love and blast it through your speakers!
Test pressings of the record arrived and we're preeettttyyy pretty excited! :) #vinyl
Next gig / DeLooze 'Japan to Jam' Ep Launch
Photo by Friends Serene from our gig earlier this month supporting the awesome Bat and Ball.
Can't get enough of this recording this week... Have a good weekend :) Beth
(AHEM... drum roll please!)
We are very excited to announce that we’ve signed with the oh so cool chaps over at The Vinyl Factory! The album is due to be released in February 2018, on vinyl as well as digital, with singles coming much sooner...
Pic by Bex Wade Photography
Tonight's the night! Free gig with this lovely lot, in East London x
greedy greedy ears for this witchy witchy track..cooler than the hinges of hell! Cseb x
Mr Onyeabor warming up my Monday with his Atomic Bomb! GIG WEDNESDAY CHAPS! See last posts for deets innit. Rubyyy x
Happy all hallow's eve kids! xxx
What a great night we had supporting The Life and Death at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club! Special thanks to our soundman extraordinaire Moshik NXNE Studios :)
Our next show is November 8th, playing with our lovely friends Bat and Ball at the The Shacklewell Arms... Put it in the diary Londoners, and see you there
// Friends Serene: Bat & Ball / Marine / Drug Store Romeos //
Looking forward to playing this Wednesday! Come sway with us x
We're playing OnBlackheath today! Onstage 13:50. :)
Thanks to National Service for having us last night and big congrats to them on their awesome new single, check it out!
This is happening on Friday! What better way to start your weekend? :) National Service / Marine / Orchid | Camden Assembly
We are playing with The Life and Death + special guests on October 11th at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club! :D
Tickets are available here: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/109141/chk/dd8a/ref/...
We had a blast last night in Brighton!
Playing Woodburner in Dalston (London) tomorrow...
We are excited to be playing with National Service in London next month!!!
Tickets are a bargain £5 and can be found on http://www.wegottickets.com/event/412794 or http://www.seetickets.com/event/national-service/the-camden-assembly/113... :)
Psyched to be playing Fiddlers Street Festival 2017 at Fiddler's Elbow Brighton and the end of summer!
THIS THURSDAY! Come on down to The Victoria in Dalston and catch us play! Support from the very fabulous Life Models
Aaaaaaarh! Ahoy! We mermaids be playing on Tursday! Yer have to come and have a grog with yer hearties.
GUYS! One week from today we'll party like there's no tomorrow. We can't wait to see you at our gig at The Victoria! Kaja is ready...
Our great great mates are supporting us next Thursday at our gig in Dalston! Don't let this rare team up slip through your fingerrrrrs
L I F E M O D E L S 4 E V A !
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We are very excited to announce we'll be headlining at The Victoria next month on July 13th, bringing you an exclusive headline show for this summer!
We'll be joined by our bessie mates LIFE MODELS for the perfect team up!
Tickets will be available on the door: £7 (£5 concessions)
Bring your loved ones & your slinkiest moves! xxx
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Exciting announcement coming up this week, stay tuned x
See ya later! Onstage at 14:30 x
We're in Brighton this weekend playing the Alternative Escape: Cafe Plenty / Back in the Woods Promotions! :) SATURDAY 20th @ 14:30.
Love Grizzly Bear's new song! Bx
We're playing On Blackheath 2017 :)
Here's some music that we've been listening to lately, enjoy the weekend! :)
Includes songs from some of our faves Peluché, Bat and Ball, HUNCK, No Clear Mind, Sarah Jaffe, Anderson .Paak and many more!
Pleased to announce we'll be joining some awesome bands and artists at On Blackheath 2017... Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 9am!
How wonderful to see and hear awesome people continuing to make awesome music :) We here at Marine HQ are huge Sarah Jaffe fans and loved opening for her and hanging out late last year... x
We look forward to playing this on May 20th! :)
Can't wait to play Kitsune LIVE for you tomorrow night at Paper Dress Vintage... also playing w/ Muertos, Marine, Bat & Ball, National Service!!! Spring is in the city :)
TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT! Come catch Cara + Ruby playing for the wonderful Communion at Birthdays in Dalston. FREE ENTRY. Support from the wonderful Nepo + Temko & RHAIN. Music starts at 830 on the dot! xx
Tomorrow night! Cara and Ruby will be playing a chilled out marine themed dream at Birthdays, for Communion. Support from RHAIN and Nepo+Temko !! x
Hey maweeenys. We're playing a special duo gig THIS Wednesday at one of our favourite haunts - Birthdays! Come hang out in Dalston with Ruby + Cara and listen to some super chill versions of all your favourite marine fables x
Hey Mermaids! We've just added a date to our gigging calendar.. with Communion! Cara and Ruby will be playing a duo show next Wednesday 29th at Birthdays. Our next full band shebang will be on April 7th at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney x
Tonight's gig at the Green Note is SOLD OUT and we have merch for sale! Cara has printed some of her beautiful paintings onto T-Shirts and totes, and I've made a whole new range of Ruby Jack Jewellery for MARINE! We'll also have Cara's beautiful lyric sheets available + our EP's! Ruby x
Returning to your screens with this Buffy the Vampire Slayer edit of our extremely enjoyable collaboration with slinky dance magician Holly France. Gigs, new songs, and announcements all coming your way...WE MISSED YOU!
For now, we give you Red Fruit LIVE AT THE BRONZE...uh I mean Servant Jazz Quarters :)
Happy New Year! Thanks for this DrunkenWerewolf :)
Well compiled, if we say so ourselves... Thanks Too Many Blogs
How nice, thank you for the feature Guitar Quarterly Magazine :)
"A storm-tossed drama lit by a full moon, a distant lighthouse and the kind influence of Jeff Buckley"
Northern Transmissions spreading the Red Fruit love!
Thanks for listening and sharing James at Too Many Blogs :)
Some nice words from Melographic!
We're looking forward to playing with Bat and Ball tonight at The Lexington!
Photo by Bojan Brbora
Here's an interview we did with For The Rabbits!
A little window into our thoughts! Hope you enjoy reading them :)
Here's a little interview we did with For The Rabbits.
Last gig of the year, tomorrow... Bat and Ball live at The Lexington!
"Marine spin your favourite fairy tail into a dreamy yet grungy new number on their latest single 'Red Fruit.'" :) Thank you Samantha O'Connor at The 405!
Hype Machine played Marine today! #hypemachine
"When Marine described themselves as Fable Electric they hit the nail through the wood, with such potential, class and individuality Marine could find themselves inspiring and birthing new talent even at this stage". Thank you Jamie Music News :)
Our last gig of the year (and for a little while) is coming up this Friday... We are excited to be opening for Bat and Ball live at The Lexington.
Also, we have a new website! Check it out :) HUGE thanks to the awesome guys Kevin and Toby at Really Quite Something (reallyquitesomething.com). Also, BIG thanks to Phil Karg for setting up our domain name! We are surrounded by such talented people, we are truly lucky mermaids!
Red fruit's gunna be on the radio! Tune in at 8pm tonight to hear some love for our new single!
Thank you so much to everyone for coming down last night! Holly France dancing to Red Fruit whilst we played, made for a truly momentous occasion! Huge Thanks to Nocturne and Holly (who were both sublime!) and Hip Hip Hooray for Red Fruit! x MARINE x Photo by Bojan Brbora
Presenting Red Fruit by Marine
Our brand new single is out TODAY to hear and buy!
A love song inspired by Snow White about believing in things without proof.
Thankyou to all of you for listening and supporting 4 mermaids with a dream :) Hope you enjoy the track.
Much love! Cara, Kaja, Ruby and Beth xxx
RED FRUIT IS OUT TODAY! Zoom! Come celebrate with us and the wonderful Nocturne TONIGHT at The Servants Jazz Quarters in Dalston: https://www.facebook.com/events/1144090742334753/
You can buy our new shiny red single here!
West country we are heading your way! yeeow!
Our 'two-step' tour starts this weekend!
Sat Nov 19 / The Nest, Bath
Sun Nov 20 / The Prince Albert , Stroud
Mon Nov 21 / Servant Jazz Quarters, London
Love, your partners in brine, Marine.
Getcho 6 Early Bird Tickets Here! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/310656
We can't wait to seeeee yooooou!
ever wondered if the filming of Rapunzel was really easy and chilled out? well, wonder no longer! At times it was kinda DIABOLICAL!
B e h i n d T h e S c e n e s :)
Come and discover Marine's Fable Electric sound at Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston on MON NOV 21ST
Celebrating their new single 'Red Fruit' - a love song. Recorded by the one, the only Gordon Raphael (The Strokes / Regina Spektor).
Get your tickets at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/310656
Hope this serves as some kind of antidote for the latest political disaster. The folks at The Digital Fix asked us about our favourite fables inspired tunes... Here are some!
Check this out! We were invited to chat on Resonance 104.4fm last week by Cheri Amour (deputy of The Girls Are...) on her show "The Other Woman". Our lovely Cara represented the crew in an awesome interview that you can listen to NOW. (Just after 16mins into the broadcast, though we do recommend you listen to the whole show)
Y'all! We got summet new for ya! We made some musical juicy fruits with Gordon Raphael a while back and we're about to feast on it.. and you're invited to bring a plate! Red Fruit is released on Nov 21st ///// it's almost time to celebrate (with you!) at The Servants Jazz Quarters in Dalston! Zoom! x
Thanks to all, again, who came to our video launch at MOTH CLUB last month! Next big gig and Single Release Party is very soon... 21/11 at Servant Jazz Quarters!
Here are some lovely photos by Bex Wade Photography from the Rapunzel night, in our glittery outfits with The Wharves and Peluch!
We had so much fun at Sofar sounds last week! Lovely photies from the very talented Quet Zal x
It's been three weeks since Rapunzel hit the web and blogosphere! We have a brand new single coming out on 21st November... Until then, here's some hair...
We are playing Sofar Sounds London this Saturday at a secret location in E. London! We'll be playing a practically-unplugged set and have a pair of tickets to giveaway! For your chance to win, follow the link, quick! :)
Check out the awesome new (and aquatically themed) song from our friends Peluch! It was premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and we can't wait to hear the whole EP!
Rapunzel lives on, interpreted as a graphic score. A sort of musical map or alternative notation. Cats cradle hand shapes weave the twinned guitar lines, dots and glitches cut the clockwork drum pattern and skeletal pipelines scout the course of the bass. Score by Ruby x
#Wish it was the launch night all over again! xxx
Aw shucks.. Thanks She Makes Music !
Oh My Goodness! Thank you to EVERYONE who made it to our video party on Monday! It was so special and we are still getting the glitter out of our ears! Rapunzel continues to make waves in the blogosphere.. if you still haven't checked her out.. Do so now! Her video link is inside this lovely little review! xxx
Tonight tonight tonight! We play MOTH CLUB in Hackney and it's freeee and we get to hang out with The Wharves aaaand Peluch . Both of whom we love and who will be making some sweet sweet music right in front of your faces! Come see our Rapunzel screening and come rock out! Big love to the Marwood for Saturdays gig in Brighton (Photo by Bex Wade).. Bring on tonight! Maweeeeeen! x PS Wooonderful photography by Bex Wade Photography
xxx TOMORROW! xxx
Rapunzel the video is continuing to cook up a storm! Check her plaited wisdom out, via the very wonderful Safe Tapes Blog. It hosts a lovely little review too!
There's no longer a gig today at Crouch End Library.
But tomorrow we celebrate the release of the Rapunzel video with a very special screening and gig at MOTH CLUB ... Will we be wearing these outfits on Monday?! You'll have to see for yourselves.
On route to Brighton to play the lovely Marwood Coffeshop. Last night's gig at Orbital Comics in Soho was really special- thanks for making us feel so welcome and thank you to everyone who came along, including our dear friend Gordon Raphael. BRIGHTON peeps, see you at 9pm! Photo by Bex Wade
2 DAYS TO GO TIL WE SEE YOU AT MOTH CLUB! xxx
Come to a gig in a comic book store you say? How very great! See you at Orbital Comics in Soho, this very eve x
More love for our Fairytale hair sculpture! Thanks Circuit Sweet! x
have we ever told you about our friends Peluch? They are magnificent!
This recording in particular gives us chills - the great kind
We are honoured they will be DJing for our launch on Monday
LET THE COUNTDOWN COMMENCE!
5 DAYS 'til we see you at the
Rapunzel made it in to The 405! Zoom! If you haven't already checked out the video.. click through for Golden Cabbages and Spice Girl Dance Routines! x
LET US INTRODUCE TO YOU....RAPUNZEL!: Thankyou so much to Clash for premiering our video and making us track of the day!
We are extremely proud and thrilled to be able to share our first official video with you! Please click things, share things, watch and tell people about it. it contains much hard work and fun. We hope you can all join us for the wrap party at MOTH CLUB on Mon Oct 17! (next week)
HUMUNGOUS thanks go to all those who made it with us, and to all of you for giving us a reason to make it! We u!
Ever wondered what happened to all the dance routine videos?
Well you're about to find out TODAY!
Stay tuned sea life fans!
We are so gosh darned excited to share this with you! xxx
We partners in brine are so excited and privileged that this brilliant band are supporting us next week at our launch!
We heart you The Wharves!
Check out their new single waaaaa! xxx
Day 2 of #StorybookTour tonight at The Big Green Bookshop! FREE and BYO ;) Come and indulge in stories, books and music...
Here's an awesome shot from talented Bex Wade from our first gig of the tour, on Word On The Water - The London Bookbarge from Sunday.
So lovely to receive good support from you all already! Here's an updated poster (posters designed by Cara). Word On The Water - The London Bookbarge will be at Kings Cross (just off Granary Square). :)
When we started we based our writing conceptually to trace the supposed 'seven roots of all stories', our growing fascination with fables, myths and legends has shaped our 2 albums worth of songs so far! Our love affair with storybooks and our growing reluctance to join this digital era have led us back to book shelves where we will be performing through October.
Performing stripped back gigs, and giving lyric readings surrounded by stories in Libraries, Comic Shops, Bookshops and even Narrowboats..
Marine are crazy excited to introduce to you their first official Music Video 'Rapunzel' - a story about liberating yourself from repetition! Our little homage to magic, independence, and the original story of Rapunzel who started her life as a humble enchanted lettuce...
...save the date marine biologists! :)
***MON OCTOBER 17***
Here's a glimpse of our gig earlier this month...
Plug in your headphones and enjoy some new Warpaint (while we prepare some new Marine).
20 years ago today "In A Bar Under The Sea" was released! Stef Kamil Carlens has been a huge influence on my bass playing and melodies 3 . Beth
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Photo by Colin Hart Photography from Communion Music on Sunday.
#Video Cheeky! Badass Screamin Alien Mermaids! Thanks to Communion Music for having us and thanks to Philipp Karg for this little Gem. We rocked out! x
Tomorrow we play Notting Hill Arts Club for the Oh. So. Aweseome. Communion Music. Doors 6pm! http://www.nottinghillartsclub.com/events/communion-4th-september
Lileth, meet the merpeeps, merpeeps, meet Lilleth. This incarnation of Lileth was sculpted by the artist Octoplum and I am in love with her (the artist and Lilleth)! She is the inspiration for a new song.. "In Jewish folklore, from the satirical book Alphabet of Ben Sira (ca 700–1000 CE) onwards, Lilith appears as Adam's first wife, who was created at the same time (Rosh Hashanah) and from the same dirt as Adam – compare Genesis 1:27. (This contrasts with Eve, who was created from one of Adam's ribs: Genesis 2:22)" wiki wiki wah - love Rubes x
A marine. Taking a nap. After a days worth of fable related research, in her local library... x
YEH YEH YEH CHICK HABIT!
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Super nice stuff from Margaret Glaspy and her band...
Oh! now thats a rhythm i can get down to! C x
Just getting our casual wednesday groove on...
myths are half truths, legends are truths.
a myth can be a legend, but a legend is not necessarily a myth.
a myth can be a folktale, but a folktale is not necessarily a myth.
marine songs are a mix of all of this and none of it at the same time.
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday, in east London at Paper Dress Vintage! We'll be playing some very new music, as well as your favourites ;) thanks for the pic BBC Introducing in the West.
Thanks for having us 'The Social' at Larmer Tree Festival last week with special thanks to Nuala :) (photo by Nuala too, from soundcheck)
TODAY! WOoP! x
We had an awesome Saturday at Matthew Herbert's Rural Residency! We played a live set features by NXRecords and it streamed live on NTS Radio! Soundcloud to follow soon... (Photo by NTS Radio)
Happy to announce that we're performing Matthew Herbert's (Accidental Records) Rural Residency this Saturday, and it'll be broadcast live on NTS Radio!
Tune in on Saturday to listen :)
Weaves new album is OUT! We supported these guys not so long ago and they were SICK! Woop! x
Last week at The Victoria. Thanks for the pic The Life and Death :)
Tonight we shall play a free gig behind this very bookcase.. Sneak behind these shelves and come slow jam to some fable electric. Totally are on at 830, followed by us, at The Victoria in Dalston xx
it'd sure be swell to see you at our gig tomorrow!
8.30pm at The Victoria, and what...its free?! here is a disturbing toothdance to celebrate! xxx
I can't get enough of this song, so good... Bx
BESTIVAL @ Goldsmiths! Today! Catch us at 6pm! x
Gig tonight merpeeps! We play a FREE show at 6pm outside Goldsmiths University on the PureGold/FameThrowa stage for Bestival @ Goldsmiths! Woop! x
We caught the Oh SO Incredible Nocturne at The Albany Deptford last week and were totally blown away..
Making it even more cool that we'll be performing tomorrow for Bestival at Goldsmiths, University of London with them, Ghostpoet and Rosie Lowe..
Catch us at 6pm on the PureGold Stage and catch Nocturne soon after on the main stage... Photo credit it Laura McCaffery x
"My heart is a machine
and it dares me
to do something" C#
A doodle for Kraken, by Ms Jack x
Awesome news ahoy! We've been asked to join the bill for Bestival at Goldsmiths! We will be playing on the PureGold stage on Friday 17th at 6pm. Huzzah! Marine x
Exciting gig news coming Monday gang! Woop! x