Monday, May 24, 2010

Marla - Lipstick For The Vampires

A lot of weird and wonderful things find their way into my inbox. Most of them never find their way on to the blog but it was love at first listen with Marla. I really don't know a lot about this hot bitch - apart from the fact that she appeared on the Hollyoaks Music Show (kind of like X Factor for unsigned acts) and has one hell of a catchy debut single. "Lipstick For The Vampires" is yet another song about fame whores and starfuckers. This has almost become a genre unto itself over the past couple of years but Marla's wit and deceptively filthy lyrics help her stand out from the crowd. I love it when the diva cheerfully sings "she hopped on a bus and became a slut" and you don't need a lot of imagination to figure out why the poor girl has sore knees. Hint - it's probably not arthritis. However, this isn't an exercise in being cool or clever. The relentlessly upbeat production is genuinely sweet, while Marla comes across as pleasantly quirky as opposed to ten kinds of crazy. She kind of reminds me of a less depressed Marina & The Diamonds on a considerably lower budget. Her video (below) is very simple but she looks stunning in a Dita Von Teese wearing clothes made after 1980 kind of way and I love her less is more approach to choreography. "Lipstick For The Vampires" is available to download from iTunes now. Can't wait to see what she does next!


Matt said...

I like it!

Anonymous said...

Marina rip off alert

Mike said...

I don't think she's a Marina rip off at all. They just share a smiliar look and quirky style.