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Her energy is felt in every song. Full of life. There's no bitter taste, only Bitter Things.
Move over Britney, Leigh Silver is HOT and coming on fast.…

From the first song, titled “Everything,” this CD had my full attention. Hoping the rest
of the CD was packed with songs filled with as much energy as this one, I wasn't
disappointed! The lyrics stay clear, understandable, and are very well written.

"Summer Waves" makes me want to grab my surf board and head for the ocean! The
music is as well written as the lyrics. Pop, punk…it all rocks. And Leigh Silver &
Bitter Things have it all going on!

The one thing I truly respected this band for the most was that as good looking as
these girls are—and that alone could sell any CD 3 times over!—they choose NOT to
use any of their pictures on the CD. Good move girls: your music is great! And that
alone will take Leigh Silver & Bitter Things to their next level.

- Debra Stocker


SILVER, LEIGH & THE BITTER THINGS
Leigh Silver & The Bitter Things
© 2003 indie
pop rock
EP
6 tracks - TT 18:46
release date: June 14, 2003
http://www.leighsilver.com
http://www.bitterthings.com


Every once in a while we get CDs in our mailbox that don’t fit in with the majority that land on our review desk. For one reason or another some albums simply stand out, but at the same time that makes it often hard to get a good grip on them. In this case however it was pretty easy to spot the quality on offer.
As you all can see the packaging is pretty awesome and the music follows suite. This female hottie-fronted band is a regular with the L.A. MTV/surf-generation as their music was chosen a couple of times for the “Surf Girls”-series. They serve up a combination of old-school Bangles & Runaways: easy listening rock with the kind of sexy vocals on top that keep certain places warm on cold days. This is the kind of band that has the ability to get really big overnight and it surprises me that they haven’t yet been spotted by one of the bigger record company suits. I guess it has something to do with the current musical climate.
Anyway, if there’s still an adventurous bone in your body, my advice to you is to check this out. It is in fact a very nice power pop album with cute-factor all the way to 10. And sometimes that’s all I need to get me through the day. (KVK) - www.rockreport.be


Leigh Silver is so adorable that you want to pick her up, swing her around, and give her a big hug … and then she’d kick your ass. This California girl might sing songs about fun and sun, like her hit song “Summer Waves” from MTV’s Surf Girls, but when it comes to fighting for animal rights, Leigh’s no lightweight. Read on to find out why she went vegetarian, what she likes about demos, and which PETA campaign she likes best.

“Hi. My name is Leigh, and I am the lead singer for a band called The Bitter Things. We are a rock-pop-punk-alt band, if you will, from Los Angeles. I would say it’s kinda like the Foo Fighters meets old-school No Doubt with a touch of Blink meets The Donnas. You can check it out at www.bitterthings.com. The other members of my band are Andrew, drums; Jake, guitars; and Cordell, bass. The band has been together since mid-2001, but this is a relatively new line-up with the addition of Jake. He is just a few months in, and Andrew … has been in the band for almost a year now. The new energy and feel is great. I am really enjoying the band right now. Highlights presently include getting play on MTV last summer on Surf Girls and Camp Jim, getting my first magazine cover last year, as well as beginning to get FM radio play and fan mail from all over the country. I am also excited because I recently shot a calendar. I’m gonna have my own calendar—that’s sooo cool.”
- PETA2


Trovata casualmente in rete, questa ragazzina è riuscita ad attirare la mia attenzione grazie a un'intervista su Metal Sludge e per essere stata paragonata ad Avril Lavigne e Joan Jett. In effetti al primo ascolto questa tipina originaria di Philadelphia sembrerebbe proprio la versione più incazzata e punkettosa della cantante di "Sk8ter Boy".

Leigh si è trasferita da qualche anno a Los Angeles per inseguire il suo sogno di diventare una rockstar e vedendo i risultati, sembra che ci stia riuscendo, infatti nel 2000 è uscita con un EP dove tra gli ospiti figuravano Tommy Stinson (Replacements, Guns N' Roses), John Dolmayan (System of a Down) e Chris Vrenna (NIN). Dopo aver formato la sua band con il nome di Bitter Things inizia a suonare una serie di show tra Dragonfly e Troubadour e recentemente è uscita con un nuovo mini CD prodotto da Sean O'Dwyer (Blink 182, Sum 41, Strife, Fenix TX) e sei canzoni dal potenziale commerciale assicurato.

Si parte con la song che preferisco, "Everything", un cocktail tra AVRIL LAVIGNE e le DONNAS, seguita dal divertente punkettino di "Monday". La tranquilla "Till The Moon" da spazio a "Summer Waves", altro episodio da 90 dell'Ep, sculettante e vivace punk r'n'r e a "Waiting", un bel rockettino da classifica.
Che dire per concludere... Musicalmente ha un sound che può ben funzionare e in più ha una buona presenza scenica... speriamo di vederla presto al posto di Britney Spears o Christina Aguilera!
ML
- Slam Rocks Rock Zine


LEIGH SILVER AND THE BITTER THINGS
SELF-TITLED
Three cheers for a chick who rocks. Leigh Silver herself is what really stands out on this debut EP. The album comes at you with some straight-up hard rock, very evident in tracks such as "Moody" and "Everything". Silver's vocals, however, are what teeter on that Gwen Stefani-type vibe, adding extra spice to the record. Don't analyze this as punk or emo or any other wacked-out type of genre; just see it is as rock 'n' roll, and you'll enjoy it all the more. - Darren Ratner


Discography

1st ep 9/2000
http://www.cdbaby.com/leighsilver2
MUSICIANS PERFROMING ON RECORD INCLUDE:
chris vrenna (nine inch nails)
tommy stinson(replacements, guns and roses)
mark blasquez(line 6)
john dolmayan (system of a down)

2nd ep 6/2003
http://www.leighsilver.com

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Bio

Leigh Silver.com
2005 BIO

"Just heard a CD by newcomer Leigh Silver and are we ever impressed! She is like a mix of Avril Lavigne meets Joan Jett but definitely has her own sound and style. You can expect to hear more about this major musical talent."
-New Music Weekly, 1/23/04
"Leigh is just what Rock & Roll needs right now."
-Mike Galaxy/Band Promote.
"First of all. Let's get to the point.... Leigh Silver is a STAR.
It's that simple. Leigh Silver =RockStar"
-Todd Trash-Reject Records
Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Leigh spent her first few years in Los Angeles in Rock Star 101 as a main bartender at LA's premier rock breeding ground, the Troubadour. She is now a professional model.
She was not created by producers of a "reality" show, or assembled in a "Franken-Popstar" type laboratory in sunny Florida. She honed her craft on the mean streets of Philadelphia using a trial-by-fire regiment to develop her incredible voice, stage presence, and songwriting skills. Instead of aspiring for a slot on the Mickey Mouse Klub, she packed-up and moved to LA. Instead of singing live to a DAT,
she formed a kick-ass live band,
the Bitterthings.
Within a few shows, Hollywood was abuzz about the new-kid-in-town, and soon after she was working on a debut EP with the respected musical forces of Tommy Stinson, (Replacements, Guns n' Roses) Chris Vrenna, (Nine Inch Nails) John Dolmayan, (System of a Down) Mark Blasquez, (Line 6)and Bill Kennedy (9/01)
Since, she has co-written 26 songs with legendary producer/songwriter Kim Fowley and has also worked with Lucky 7, Shaun Kama (Damnation, Blood Junkies), and many others including vocals for the debut CD of the Line (Volcom).
Leigh Silver & the Bitter Things have been rapidly expanding their presence online and in the Los Angeles music scene with appearances at top clubs throughout the region
*Leigh's first CD, Catfight, was nominated for best song and album of the year -2002(justplainfolks.com)
*All 6 songs on her latest EP were licensed to MTV for use on 3 of its original series --
Surf Girls, Camp Jim and now~
The finale of Laguna Beach. episode #111(mtv.com)
*January 2003 cover girl of California Song Magazine (50,000 distribution in California)
*Los Angeles's All Access magazine awards The Bitterthings,
" Best Pop band in Los Angeles, 2003"
*Featured on live 105fm in San Francisco and 103.5fm The Fox in Canada,
WRFR FM in Maine and receiving air play at other radio stations across North America, Europe, and the internet.
*Many live on-air radio and internet appearances
*Received three glowing reviews in Music Connection
*Featured at numerous on-line magazines, indie movies,
internet radio programs, and music websites as well as
"track of the day" for four different songs -- three in rock and one in pop -- at garageband.com
*Various listening stations in select Virgin stores and others...
*Continuously sells out of CDs at CD Baby.com-where she currently has distribution
The last Leigh Silver & the Bitter Things EP was completed in June 2003.
It was co-produced by Sean O'Dwyer & Leigh Silver.
Other projects Sean has worked on have included:
Sum 41, Blink 182, Fenix TX, Strife, and the GoGo's.
*Presently recording new record with Gina Schock of the GoGo's
*Record includes songs by Jimmy Harry
(Britney Spears, FiFi Dobson, Fischer Spooner, Kimberly Clarkson,
Ashlee Simpson, Skye Sweetnum...)
*To be engineered by Chuck Reed(Interscope).