OTTO'S DAUGHTER

OTTO'S DAUGHTER

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Otto's Daughter is female fronted electronic pop-metal. A perfect balance between light and dark, cool drum-loops to get the girls to shake their booty, heavy riffs for the metalheads, and an energizing stage presence. Combine the first Garbage album with Rob Zombie and you get the picture.

Biography


Otto's Daughter is the brainchild of European transplant Jacqueline van Bierk. The band began circulating in the NYC goth/ industrial scene, playing mostly goth clubs and fetish events. OD was known for JVB's mesmerizing stage persona, broken baby dolls, stage blood and tons of glitter. In 2002, Guitarist Jim Robbins joined OD. Jim's guitar style was something JVB had been looking for, as his heavy sound added a whole new dimension to OD's music. OD's sound evolved from their raw goth/industrial origin, to a tantalizing, erotic, dance rock maelstrom.

In 2003, the core band members relocated to Los Angeles to further their career and expand their fanbase.

The band started playing clubs on the Sunset Strip, gaining new fans and great reviews in LA's local music zines Music Connection, LA Weekly & Rock City News, winning an award their first year in LA for "Best Female Vocalist" from the latter.

In early 2005; JVB and Jim released their 5 song EP "The Becoming 001". A new chapter of OD began.

The new line up has since done several small DIY tours, playing big stages the likes of: The Warped Tour; Nickstock Festival; as well as several opening dates for Type O Negative / Celtic Frost during their 2007 West Coast tour. They have been featured on air with Frosty, Heidi and Frank on 97.1 FM in LA. Their music has been placed in several indie films, and a documentary on vampires featured on The Discovery Channel.

Otto's Daughter has won several more awards at LA's Rock City Awards Show for "Best Hollywood Band", "Best Female Performer" and "Best Female Fronted Band". The 5 song EP has gotten great reviews in many well established magazines including Music Connection and Virus.

Otto's Daughter released their new full length album "A New Kind Of Heroine" in November 2007.

Five OD songs have been in regular rotation on Guitar Center Radio nationwide; the song "Everything" was picked by Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins to be on Guitar Center's 2nd Compilation CD entitled "Fresh Cuts Vol. 2"; also featuring the Smashing Pumpkins. The video for the song 'Everything' is currently featured on MTV2 under Local L.A. On Demand. The song "This Girl [ She Is Breaking ]" is featured on MTV's The Real World: Brooklyn.

In January 2008 OD signed with Corkscrew Records. The label folded in July 2008. Undaunted; OD embarked on a 2 month U.S. tour starting late August; and gained many new fans/friends as well as Management/Booking and endorsements.

OD are preparing to release a new single titled "Monsters"; and have played their first European shows this past December.

OD are currently booking another national tour kicking off in June 2009.

Endorsements include:

-Bogner Amplification
-Daisy Rock Guitars
-Schecter Guitars
-Ernie Ball Musicman Basses
-Colossal Cables
-Alenver Underwear

Lyrics

Mars

Written By: Otto's Daughter

Mars

Unwind my mind
Survive your kind
Unfold my eyes
Rebuilt the sky
It’s coming closer and it’s got to break

I’ll find u
Remind you
It’s coming closer; closer; closer
You make me believe in us coming closer

Escape the sphere
Reshape, Appear
Refuel my fire
Reveal, desire
It’s coming closer and it’s got to break

I’ll find u
Remind you
It’s coming closer
You make me believe in us coming closer

I breathe it; I’ll be it; it’s coming closer
I feel it; I see it; it’s coming closer

The Truth

Written By: JVB

Always wanted so much more
Saw her melting to the floor
Always heard her crying
Always heard her lying

Nothing's easy life's a chore
Afraid to step outside that door
Always caught her cheating
Always saw her bleeding

The truth is it's all been done before
The truth is they all have gone nowhere

Dreams of possibilities
Missed out opportunities
Never saw her trying
Does it mean she's dying?

The truth is it's all been done before
The truth is they all have gone nowhere
She plays it safe inside her cage she's shivering
She takes her place becomes the one who's suffering

She plays it safe inside her cage she's shivering
She takes her place becomes the one who's suffering
The truth is it's all been done before
The truth is they all have gone nowhere
You play it safe inside your cage you're shivering
You take your place become the one who's suffering
The truth is it's all been done before
The truth is they all have gone nowhere
The truth is it's all been done before
The truth is they all have gone nowhere

Underneath It

Written By: Jacqueline van Bierk

Verse
I’m fighting this feeling inside of me
And I question my existence;
why am I here
All the answers deep within me
Such an empty place
Am I living an illusion?
Am I doomed to fail?

Chorus
Underneath it all there must be something more
Underneath it all I feel the numbness grow
Underneath it
underneath it

Verse
And I wonder why I’m making all the same mistakes
I’m so tired of pretending everything’s okay

Chorus
Underneath it all there must be something more
Underneath it all I feel the numbness grow
Underneath it
underneath it

Instrumental

Chorus
Underneath it all there must be something more
Underneath it all I feel the numbness grow
Reach the surface; break the circuit
Underneath it underneath it
Underneath it all there must be something more
Underneath it; underneath it

Discography

Void of Course (full length)
Renew (full length)
The Becoming 001 (5 song EP)
Self-Made-Stripped-Down (Acoustic CD)
A New Kind Of Heroine (full length)

"Mars"; "Angels" ; "Losing You"; "All I Ever Wanted", "Everything" and "The Truth" have been in regular DAILY rotation on Guitar Center Radio [ played nationwide throughout ALL Guitar Centers ]

"Everything" was picked by Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins to be on Guitar Center's 2nd Compilation CD "Fresh Cuts Vol.2" featuring the Smashing Pumpkins

ANKOH (the new album) is hitting college & national radio nationwide.

Set List

Underneath It
Everything
The Last Time
Useless
Stripped [ Depeche Mode cover ]
Mars
F*cking You Back
The Truth
Kiss My Ass
Monsters
Fistful Of Lies
Maskenball
U Lied
Angels

Our set can be as long as 1 1/2hrs. Mostly it's between 35-45min depending what venue we're playing at. We are very flexible as far as set length and songlist goes.