Marina Allen’s stunning debut album ‘Candlepower’ is out now

Out today, Marina Allen’s stunning debut album ‘Candlepower’. A juxtaposition of melodies, an achingly beautiful set of songs set against the clank of the mundane world, a beguiling commentary on the everyday and everywhere.

‘Candlepower’ is so confident and crystal clear, so full of masterfully crafted songs and purely emotive performances, that you feel like you’ve loved it all before as it twists and turns. A moving, hard-to-believe balancing act that crosses genres and invariably flows unapologetically, succinctly, and spine-tinglingly to a glorious conclusion. Amid the euphoria, you hear rhymes and end rhythms, rumours and fact. Tales of the unexpected.

The stuff of legend for a voice that surfs many musical tangents, hovers, and persists, that stings with honesty; morphing from Karen Carpenter’s gentle reverence to Laura Nyro’s soulful grit, moving through the phases like some possessed Dada performance artist before throwing in a melody from Joni at her jazziest or from the close harmonies of the lamented Roches when they flipped out with Robert Fripp.

Available on ‘Rare Gold’ Vinyl with poster (Rough Trade Exclusive), Standard LP And CD.

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Marina Allen ‘Candlepower’



One of the most beautiful and honest new voices you will hear this year

Rough Trade

A major new talent

★★★★ Shindig

A new Lady of the Canyon awaits


Brimming with pop influences

Financial Times

A folky mythical voice

I Newspaper

Staggeringly beautiful



New Commute

A remarkable album by an able and original new artist


Emerging from the Cali folk haze as Lael Neale, although leaning a bit more Linda Perhacs / White Magic


Marina Allen pours every ounce of her being into her music. A songwriter of rare skill and intensity, the California based talent seems capable of shaking the ground beneath your feet

Clash Magazine

UK 2021 TOUR

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