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BBC Introducing - Marble Fairy
Molly - Marble Fairy
Lead vocalist Molly rocks the Kanye West glasses

Forming late in 2009, Cornwall's newest and perhaps only "electro-power-pop" band, are already unleashing waves of alternative pop across the county

With an eclectic mix of electro and alt-pop influences ranging from Blondie to Daft Punk, Marble Fairy's sound packs a disco-funk punch.

"Basically it's just bring along your dancing shoes to the gigs, music"

Reflects singer Molly on the bands psychdellic .

Marble Fairy is Jimmy - lead guitar, Molly - lead vocals, Jake - bass, Charlie - drums and Wheeze on keyboards and synth.

Molly's vocal talents include hints of Sophie Ellis Bextor whilst showing the Debbie Harry influences complimented by the bands funky bass riffs and energised drum and keyboard samples to present a layered, alt-pop rhythm that at times highlights them as The Long Blonds funkier cousins.

Although a relatively new act, Marble Fairy boast some pre-existing local music experience. Jimmy from the band formerly played in Cornish indie act Glass Shark before taking a trip into the electro side.

The Marbles' sound originated from Jimmy and Louise (Wheeze) writing and producing demo's with the other members of the band building up songs with their individual talents to create the layered electro-pop tracks MySpace users are currently enjoying.

Talking about the bands live set, Jimmy reflected on the need local bands often have for playing covers amongst their own material: "It's ok if you pick the covers that fit with your original material, it's quite nice to take some tracks and do them in your own way".

Molly and Jimmy hit the stage with their eclectic sounds

Interestingly, the band's name was decided almost by accident when they were discussing potential ideas over a cup of tea, when some word magnets randomly stuck to the fridge door included the words Marble and Fairy together.

With 16 songs written since December the band looks to be on top form for recording a planned six-track EP in August which with any luck may lead to an album in the near future.

Speaking about the support for local acts in Cornwall Louise said: "I think in Cornwall especially, people are really generous, and their really supportive, they do like to support local projects".


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