4 2 WATCH – Sneak peek at 4 up and coming artists! – The SoapGirls/Miranda Mulholland/Evarose/Rachel Collis
THE SOAPGIRLS –
The SoapGirls are Camille and Noemie Debray, known as Mille and Mie and are a fun, sexy and quirky Alternative Pop/Rock/Punk duo. With Mille on bass and Mie on guitar they provide a blistering flashback to the Punk bands of the late 70s and early 80s. Singing lyrics with an attitude that’s been missing from girl bands over the last few years, these rockin’ sisters are to be watched for sure!
On a journey to find their true musical identity the girls have travelled from their birth nation of France via USA and now based in South Africa, they started out at a very early age street performing. At 15 years old they released a Pop Dance album called “Xperience” which gave them a few hits on International labels such as UMG Africa. Over the last 12 months the girls have written and recorded over 35 songs and debuted this new harder hitting sound with an album entitled “Calls For Rebellion”.
I first heard the girls when searching YouTube for some new artists and found “Hater” a Gothic themed video featuring two stunning girls rocking out like vamps with guitars. The song made me want to hear more, it reminded me of the old Punk of the early 80s, a little Grunge and Goth Rock combined with the attitude and devil-may-care attitude of girl bands Elastica and Fuzzbox. “Bloody” sums the girls up, The Bangles harmonies suddenly cut into a heavy thrash metal vocal.
The album is filled with various Rock genres and a few expletives (for any children reading) in true Punk fashion. There are times when you think Alanis Morissette is guesting on tracks and even Punk queen herself, Siouxsie. Mille says she fearless, daring and spontaneous while sister Mie wants everyone to let go and f****** rock. Music should be these things and more, The SoapGirls are here, join in the fun!
Check out these links to find more performances and songs from the exciting sister duo The SoapGirls!-
MIRANDA MULHOLLAND –
Miranda Mulholland hails from Canada and is a fiddle player as well as singer. She released a debut solo album “Whipping Boy” in 2014. Classically trained she is a busy lady, she has established her own record label called Roaring Girl Records which is building a reputation in its early stages as a platform for some diverse artists. Adding to this she regularly plays with the bands Great lake Swimmers, Belle Starr, Harrow Fair and guests as fiddle player in the violin show “Bowfire”!
Having appeared on numerous recordings with various bands and collaborators, Miranda released her debut solo recording to critical acclaim. This lady may lean more to the Classical genre but excusing the pun, she has more to her bow. “Hold My Tongue” for example is classic music hall, with a soft, lilting Monroe-esque sultry vocal. Skip to “Bar Rage” and you get a brilliant Irish Folk tinted instrumental which is sure to make your foot tap!
Miranda can be a red haired chanteuse, a Country cowgirl, Blues diva and medieval female minstrel. She is a striking performer and certainly a savvy businesswoman and hard worker, meriting a worthy success story. The album just conveys her vocal and fiddle skills in a variety of genres that undoubtedly will endear her to the masses.
She is currently touring with Belle Starr around her native Canada, hopefully she will find the time in her non-stop schedule to send out another solo offering. Miranda clearly loves the live playing field and for a musician that’s what makes all the hard work worthwhile, which she is definitely not shy of!
Check out these links to find more performances and songs from girl rockers Evarose! –
RACHEL COLLIS –
Rachel Collis is an Australian singer/songwriter who is also a piano player. Once a German Linguistics teacher in high school and various musical tutor/mentor roles she needed to fulfil her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter in her own right. A piano player since the age of 6 she became “the piano player” in her school years, the girl who everyone asks to “play that tune” and let others sing along to “the piano player”. For years she became scared of the piano and her music dream became ever more distant.
Since 2012 Rachel has performed in numerous venues across Australia and her debut album “Ever After” was released that year. Rachel’s songs can make you laugh, cry or contemplate, she has a unique way of storytelling her songs with accomplished piano performances. Her brand of Indie/Folk/Pop is both charming and engaging to the ear and by all accounts her live performances are also enchanting.
The songs on “Ever After” can remind you at times of Tori Amos, Vanessa Carlton and Sara Bareilles but with the added humour of Kirsty MacColl. She has that good natured, honest performing style that you can’t help but smile and join in like your part of a family Irish Folk or sea shanty singalong.
The second album “Nightlight” was a little more poppier in style but with gorgeous ballads like “Yurora” and “Winter In Munich” its no surprise it was so heavily praised. It still had time for the old Folk style in tracks such as “A Duck Named Sybil”. Let’s hope the word is spread globally about the very unique Rachel Collis!