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Marvin the Martian

Marvin Returns – New Single, New Video And Touring With Lethal Bizzle

Its been nearly a year since Marvin aka ‘Marvin The Martian’ released ‘I Hate My Job’… Since then, he’s signed a major label deal with Universal’s new label NoCarbon Records, spent the summer in Bristol recording a ground-breaking album, lined up the first single for 3rd December, made a video with indie director Paul Morricone in Leeds and has just been confirmed as support on the forthcoming Lethal Bizzle headline tour… So much news in one go, here’s a breakdown…

Marvin the Martian

Marvin (the Martian) – Biography

Coming out of Brixton, Marvin (formerly Marvin The Martian), first came to light whilst working in the rap crew Why Lout? Their producer, Jack Nimble twisted the Art Brut track ‘Emily Kane’ into the now infamous ‘Stay Off The Kane’ featuring Marvin’s vocals and popped it onto their mixtape, unwittingly creating the first grime vs. indie crossover.

Ringolero Biography

Ringolero Biography

Ringolero first got into music in 1989 when he was inspired by New York legends such as Big Daddy Kane as well as reggae acts such as Ninjaman. He began writing and penning lyrics before starting life out as a drum’n’bass MC back in 1997 regularly killing the airwaves of London’s top stations Rude FM, Fundamental FM and Breeze FM.
 

Marvin the Martian

Marvin the Martian

Paving the way for what is being called Grindie (Grime meets Indie), Marvin the Martian stands at the fore front of modern alternative music. Similarly to acts like the Streets, Bloc Party, Sway, Dizzee Rascal and Lethal B, Marvin the Martian’s genre bending, unconformist approach to his music is refreshing and incredibly clever, as he is able to appease all sections of his diverse fan base. Marvin’s uncompromising lyrics and gripping stories of authentic events in his life make his music all the more appealing.

Logic aka Cigol

Logic aka Cigol

Hailing from Brixton; Logic aka Cigol has been causing a stir in underground circles for some time now. However unlike some of his South London counterparts, Logic’s music paints an alternative picture. His music for the most part is positive; he combines gritty story telling, reflective life observations with a heartfelt message. He describes himself as a speaker- a spokesperson, possibly for a disenfranchised generation or maybe just for himself.

Signtology - VOP

Signtology – VOP

Collectively known as VOP (Visit Other Planets), and formed in 1988, Dane and Solo gained reputation in the 90’s for producing quality pieces and murals in Brixton and the surrounding area. They have been artists in residence at the Brockwell Lido since 2003.