Marnie

Glasgow

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Name?
Marnie

Where are you from?
Glasgow, Scotland.

What do you do?
Singer/Songwriter.

Describe your style in three words?
Prudish with ruffles.

You can make a record with anyone from history who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson, because I was somewhat obsessed and amazed by him. When I was a kid my next-door neighbours swore he was a robot. I kind of believed them.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
My other band, Ladytron.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history?
I like Diva’s, so this is a hard choice. But perhaps Maria Callas. She was opera’s controversial star, unique in her singing style, beautiful, and scandalous. I reckon it would make for a good chat.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
I’ve been lucky enough to share bills with a lot of brilliant bands already, but probably Broadcast. Their record ‘The Noise Made By People’ was a constant for me at university and their lead singer left this world far too soon.

What music did you listen to growing up?
I listened to pop and rock along the lines of Madonna, Guns N Roses, Prince, and Abba.


Helen Marnie is best known as the lead singer of electro band Ladytron. A band who took their name from the Roxy Music song and can count Brian Eno amongst their admirers.

In 2012 she embarked on a solo career under the moniker of Marnie and released her debut solo album 'Crystal World' in June 2013.

Her second solo album, 'Strange Words and Weird Wars', was released in June 2017.

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