Sadie Jemmett's extraordinary songs reflect a remarkable life. Behind the entrancing, eloquence of her lyrics and the subtle acoustic beauty of her music lies a restlessly seeking spirit and a rich but frequently dark experience. Her peripatetic journey has followed a jagged course from a wildly bohemian childhood through being a teenage runaway, a backing singer in a reggae band and a touring actress to her role today as one of the most magical new singer-songwriters to excite our ears in many years.
Hop Along (formerly known as Hop Along, Queen Ansleis), which started out as Frances Quinlan’s solo project, is now a full-blown band, proudly adding Dominic Angelella of Dragonzord and Mark Quinlan of Netherfriends to the roster —-the 2005 release of “freshman year” is the act’s most solid album to date, but they released the album “Wretches” in mid 2009 while touring around the United States. Occasional touring/recording members include Eric Slick of Dr. Dog and Joe Baldacci of Dragonzord.
Clare and the Reasons call Brooklyn home, but after touring around the world extensively for their first two albums with Van Dyke Parks, My Brightest Diamond, and on their own, they needed a new setting – one that would make them see and hear differently. For 8 months in 2011 they lived in an apartment on Berlin’s Bergstrasse, on the western edges of what used to be the East. They got a 1968 Schwalbe moped – model KR-51 – and sped around the city at a velocity the congested New York streets would have prohibited.
Julia Shammas Holter is a classically-trained keytarist from Echo Park. After infiltrating Human Ear Music headquarters dressed as an intern, she wrote and recorded her own release on the label. Her music is witty, surreal and optimistic. She plays without sarcasm in the terrains that divide sentimentality, passion, and control. Her songs are written instinctively, and treated with an off-kilter fastidiousness, working orchestral variety from minimal instrumentation.
There are multiple artists recording under the name Sleepyhead. 1. Samuel Pohner aka $leepyhead originally began makin music in his hometown of Feeding Hills, MA in 1999. But not fully flexing his styles until his work with KnowSleep in 2006 with Knowa Knowone. The group had two releases to date. Later in 2007 he continued with solo production and a side project with Mimosa called Sexytime....Now in 2011 Sleepyhead has progressed beyond earlier genres and takes on sound and continued with a multi genre...
ZZ Ward (Zsuzsanna Ward) is an American singer, musician and songwriter born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, USA, in a small town called Roseburg. In 2009 she was signed to the Boardwalk Entertainment Group, and in 2011 signed to Hollywood Records. She released the mixtape 'Eleven Roses' and the EP 'Criminal' in early 2012, prior to releasing her debut album 'Til the Casket Drops' on October 16, 2012.
Emma Forman is a singer songwriter based in Scotland www.myspace.com/emmaforman. Previously she has performed with various bands including: The Awkwards (guitar), Piston Broke(bass) and The Koshkas (bass). However, she is perhaps best known as the former frontwoman of Bad Karma (guitar and vocals), Those Valentinos, and Baby Karma. These days she can be found gigging as a soloist and she often performs alongside Dusty Valentino www.myspace.com/emmaformananddustyvalentino.
Teresa Salgueiro (b. 8 Jan 1969, Amadora, Portugal - aka Tereza Salgueiro, she changed first-name spelling), is the former lead singer of Madredeus (1987 to 2007), now pursuing a solo career. As a young girl, Salgueiro sang fado / bossa nova, in Lisbon's streets & taverns. In 1985 (at 16 y/o), she moved to old Lisbon, to live with friends & continued singing. Her latest release is "Você E Eu" ('07, with João Cristal &