Popfrenzy is proud to announce the very first visit of American singer-songwriter and musician Holly Miranda. Invited by influential American rocker Lou Reed and critically acclaimed artist and musician Laurie Anderson to join the likes of Boris, Bardo Pond, My Brightest Diamond and King Khan for this years Vivid LIVE Festival - Miranda will also be performing shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
You might have heard about Holly Miranda from a different source, like fan Kanye West. The hip-hop star pimped one of her tracks on his website over a year ago, and it wasn't long before hipster music blogs and even Vanity Fair joined in the bandgwagon. Her solo album “The Magician’s Private Library” (XL Recordings) was released early this year to rave reviews and led to support slots with The XX, Friendly Fires and The Antlers.
Miranda grew up singing in church, learning piano at age 6 and picking up the guitar at 14, around the time she began writing songs. After moving New York, she met the people she'd eventually refer to as bandmates for The Jealous Girlfriends, a reputable indie band that is currently on a break, Miranda said, but all continuing on their own musical pursuits.
The music Miranda makes is influenced by what she refers to as a combination of the things she grew up listening to. "I love Jeff Buckley and Edith Piaf and Nina Simone. I grew up on Motown," Miranda said. But what most people compare her to are modern day chanteuses like Cat Power and Feist which she says she "hears all the time."
"Somebody the other day told me I sounded like Joni Mitchell," Miranda said. "What? What are you smoking? Can I have some?"
“Her voice is at times reminiscent of Kim Deal (if Deal actually had vocal range) and, at other times, of a scratchy, lyrically haunting Stevie Nicks. Consider this fair warning: she’s the real deal. Catch her while you can." (Vanity Fair)
HOLLY MIRANDA AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Wednesday June 2 SYDNEY – The Studio, Sydney Opera House For more information www.vividsydney.com
Thursday June 3 SYDNEY – The Studio, Sydney Opera House For more information www.vividsydney.com
Saturday June 5 MELBOURNE – The Toff In Town with Sophia Brous Tickets on sale Thursday April 29 from www.moshtix.com.au
Sunday June 6 BRISBANE - The Troubadour with Seja and Shiver Like Timber Tickets on sale Thursday April 29 from http://troubadour.oztix.com.au
Tuesday June 8 PERTH – Manhattans (243 Albany Highway, Victoria Park) with Felicity Groom & the Black Black Smoke and Rabbit Island Tickets on sale Thursday April 29 from www.moshtix.com.au
Holly Miranda will also be performing as part of Friday June 4 - Sydney, "Slow Music" Concert Hall, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House (alongside Vivid LIVE curator Laurie Anderson, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chirgilchin, Doveman and the festival house band www.sydneyoperahouse.com)