Marina and the Diamonds uses fame as a "tool".

The singer, real name Marina Diamandis - who scored a number 12 single in the UK charts with her single 'Hollywood' - said she isn't interested in being famous and is using her current success to make observations for her forthcoming songs.

She told NME: "I really want to see what happens because I don't give a s**t about fame, I really don't anymore.

"I'm more using it as a tool to investigate what makes people famous and why the public react a certain way."

She also told how she is presently working on two albums, one to be released as Marina and the Diamonds, and another "conceptual" album.

She added: "One project is much more conceptual and probably will sell about two copies. I'm scared if I say anything I'm jinxing myself and it will sound rubbish.

"Sonically I'm not really sure where I'm going yet."

Referencing two other female singers she added: "I think I will have a Juliana Hatfield or PJ Harvey moment one day, where I'll just record in my bedroom with an electric guitar and it'll sell two copies."

Marina's debut album 'The Family Jewels' is available now.