Next! is the second release from Colchester-based electronica duo, The Marvin Project. Next! is a progression from first album 'Bliss'; more upbeat, confident and striding towards the dance floor, with such songs as the old-school 'Your Majesty', full-on dance tune 'Fire', the pumpin' 'Liquid' and the groover 'Boiling Point'. Things take a more gentle turn in the acoustic beauty that is 'Lost' and the very special 'Surrender'. Buy this album for some truly original songs that will get you tapping your feet, nodding your head and chilling you out. 




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Boiling Point


Your Majesty












Lies and Fear









It all seems so long ago now... The Marvin Project was formed at the end of 2000 in a pub in Essex. At the time Jay was sporting a blond 'hair hat' and Tina thought she looked the bee's knees in her Arthur Daley coat. The sacred meeting of the Marvin took place and there a magical thing happened. They have yet to find out what it was.

Marvin started to make music in the early part of 2001, the first ever tune being Dreamer. It was kinda groovy and set the precedent of how Marvin made music in 2001 - Jay would do to the tune, Tina would do the lyrics and sing a melody over the top. Jay is a talented boy, skilled in the art of playing pretty much anything he picks up, but he mostly sticks to his guitar, keyboards and synths. He is also a very good producer and general whizz around anything technical and computery. All Tina had to do was come along with some words and sing them. Things are slightly different now, with Tina composing as well. She has been working on tunes on her own, which she then sends to Jay to add his own touches.

The music itself has progressed. Bliss was Marvin's first baby. A gentle, if tentative, first album, it drew its influences from blues, trip-hop, house, and electronica. Generally, the musical style was probably best categorised as 'Chill Out', (or trip-pop, or electronic soul if you want to get really poncey) and was reminiscent of a movie soundtrack. These days the influences remain the same, with an added element of funk and disco. Next! is the big adolescent brother of Bliss: moody, energetic and throwing creative wobblers everywhere.

Right now, The Marvins are back 'in the studio' making more tunes for the third album. They are also hoping to do some more gigs and the festivals again next year (2004). For further information, please visit The Marvin Project website.