Bridezilla

Bridezilla

BandAlternativeFolk

The Dirty Three meets Cat Power performed by Sydney teenage (mainly) girls with a keen interest in Velvet Underground. And Mazzy Star. And there's a saxophone.

Biography

Bridezilla formed as 4 14 year-old schoolgirls back in '95. Eventually they were joined by a boy drummer by the name of Josh. After a few gigs to schoolfriends, word began to spread, and pretty soon they found themselves opening for such acts as Wilco, Cold War Kids and Architecture in Helsinki. Their debut self-titled EP contained 2 songs that were playlisted on Australian National radio, and cemented their place as one of the "most likely to" bands in Australia. After taking a year off to complete High School, the band returned to the live scene, playing every major Australian festival and touring with heroes such as Steve Malkmus. They were also selected to play the Australian All Tomorrow's Parties, curated by Nick Cave. A thrilling performance there then saw the band invited to New York to play the US branch of ATP in September 2009. While in the States the band played some other shows with the likes of Autolux and The Drones. Bridezilla received a lot of blog love on the trip, and the groundwork was firmly layed for a return trip. Nov 2009 finally saw the release of their debut album "The First Dance". It was recorded by Kramer (Ween, Daniel Johnston, Galaxie 500) in a barn in rural New South Wales. Press response has been amazing, with 4 Star reviews in the likes of Rolling Stone and Music Australia Guide, and Album Of The Week spots on 4 (so far) Australian Community Radio Stations.
The band's unusual line-up of guitars, saxophone and violin make them stand out against the plethora of electro outfits in Sydney, and the stunning live show which alternates between reverb-drenched folk-noir and furious, caterwauling violin and sax duels has no equal.
Having been bubbling-under for so long, it's easy for Australians to forget the band are still very young, particularly upon hearing the album, which has a maturity well beyond the members' years.

Discography

Dec 2007 - IVY058 - Bridezilla EP (contains the JJJ hits "Brown Paper Bag" and "St Francine")
Dec 2008 - IR7001 - "Forth & Fine/ Sometimes" - Split 7" with Tren Brothers (Mick Turner and Jim White from The Dirty Three)
Nov 2009 - IR5227CD - The First Dance - (contains the JJJ-listed "Queen Of Hearts". Blog track "Beaches" was premiered by Fader and has been wideily blogged. Album is Feature Album on Australian stations Fbi, 2SER, RTR and SYN)

Set List

Sets are normally 40 minutes to an hour. No covers. Set list would be something like:

Lunar Eclipse
Beaches
Queen Of Hearts
Magnetic Arrest
Speaking To Soft Toys
Tailback
Chainwork
Forth & Fine
Western Front
Heart You Hold
St Francine