Solace and Fury
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Solace and Fury

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Avant-garde

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Dec
20
Solace and Fury @ The Garter

Venice Beach, None, USA

Venice Beach, None, USA

Dec
13
Solace and Fury @ The Garter

Venice Beach, None, USA

Venice Beach, None, USA

Dec
06
Solace and Fury @ The Garter

Venice Beach, None, USA

Venice Beach, None, USA

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Alternative/ Americana/ Folk - Must Be The Musik


HATCH presents New sensation Malaysian singer/songwriter Zee Avi’s debut album was released on Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records. She’s been featured at SXSW, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, Lilith Fair and honored with the International Youth Icon Award. Avi’s Ghostbird was produced by Mario Caldato, Jr., best known for his work with the Beastie Boys and beloved Brazilian artists like Bebel Gilberto. Last year’s HATCH music groundbreaker, Amber Tisue will open with her band, Solace and Fury at 9pm. DJ Bones will play the after party. Tickets Cactus Record, Music Villa and www.hatchfest.org - HelenaIR


New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ SNR Music) This unique collaboration between SNR and Solace and Fury bring together the worlds of electronic dance and folk/alternative music. SNR's sweeping trance synths and smooth progressive house basslines meet the dark and moody vocals of Amber Tisue- (continued) - Top 40 Charts


A wonderful posting by De Bears (Bearly Rambling) about Solace and Fury: Who is that beautiful lady you ask? She is the amazing Amber Tisue. - Belle and Blue


Prominently perched atop Los Angeles-based Solace and Fury’s website is a tagline that paints a telling and completely story of the band’s most recent release, Winter. “Sad music for happy people,” it reads, and I couldn’t have said it better myself. The self-released Winter is indeed anything but a happy and upbeat album, filled with wistful longing, mournful vocals and the sort of slow, steady rhythms that will, well, not exactly make you feel like dancing. Hell, one of the few songs that is mildly upbeat in terms of rhythm, “Come Back to Me,” has references to singing the blues and that someone is an asshole. While it’s not exactly mood enhancing and there are moments when these songs give you the urge to reach for a drink, pain and sorrow are just as valid expressions as joy is — and in that light the album scores points for wandering so boldly and naturally into such dark territory. (continued) - Stereo Subversion


Who is that beautiful lady you ask? She is the amazing Amber Tisue.
Oh Boy, was this ever a find. I am so happy I saw this review. (continued) - Bearly Rambling


Prominently perched atop Los Angeles-based Solace and Fury’s website is a tagline that paints a telling and completely story of the band’s most recent release, Winter. “Sad music for happy people,” it reads, and I couldn’t have said it better myself. The self-released Winter is indeed anything but a happy and upbeat album, filled with wistful longing, mournful vocals and the sort of slow, steady rhythms that will, well, not exactly make you feel like dancing. Hell, one of the few songs that is mildly upbeat in terms of rhythm, “Come Back to Me,” has references to singing the blues and that someone is an asshole. While it’s not exactly mood enhancing and there are moments when these songs give you the urge to reach for a drink, pain and sorrow are just as valid expressions as joy is — and in that light the album scores points for wandering so boldly and naturally into such dark territory.

Singer Amber Tisue leads the way like a siren bemoaning the loss of what lured so many people to her before. On the downbeat “Save Yourself,” she sings of trying to save herself and another while being unsuccessful in either endeavor. “Still” laments a past love and how she has fooled herself into thinking that she is now somehow stronger than she used to be. On “Vampire,” semi-ragtime rhythms are offset by lyrics describing someone who has their way with Tisue before discarding her when they’re through.

Winter is loaded with sadness and regret at just about every turn. The piano lines practically cry along with the sad lyrics, the guitars and drums rarely muster more than the bare minimum of energy required to get through a song, and the whole experience is somewhat draining when it’s complete. Life is like that sometimes, though — so while this is a challenging album to sit through, and probably not one you’ll frequently revisit unless you’re in the doldrums, it is not without merit for so perfectly mirroring in music the death of all things which generally happens, of course, in the depths of winter. - Brian Palmer


Solace + Fury

This was another SXSW-surprise. This band, led by Amber Tisue, did a bit of bright folk jazz that never veered towards Ani DiFranco territory. Even better was the fact that this group is normally just a drummer and a singer/guitarist, but they tacked on horns & bass at the last minute, without any rehearsal, and sounded spectacular! - DAKIN HARDWICK


HATCH is a four day, non profit creativity festival that aims to foster growth and innovation across multiple disciplines including film, design/technology, music, architecture, and journalism. The twice yearly festival brings together leading creative talent for four days of mentoring workshops, panels, premieres and events.

HATCHfest focuses on emerging talent with the Groundbreakers program by encouraging college-age musicians, architects, and filmmakers to submit their work for the chance to meet a community of artists and mentors. Past mentors have included musicians; John Forte, Nellie McKay, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Jackson Browne, award winning writer Phil Rosenthal, and cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, and actor, Jeff Bridges.

The most recent HATCHfest was held on Oct 5-9 in Bozeman, Montana and honored Amber Tisue as the winner of the Music Groundbreaker. She was honored at the festival and performed on site at the Double T Ranch, and recorded a new song, a collaboration, with HATCH mentor, John Forte called "All Those Stars." They recorded the song in less than a day at the nearby Peach Tree Studios. Click here to download the song.

The next HATCH fest is set to take place April 14-17, 2011 in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit Hatchfest.org for more information on upcoming events, and more details!

Plus watch video of Amber Tisue performing, "All Those Stars" a collaboration with HATCH mentor, John Forte here: - SPIN Magazine


an excerpt:

“Amber is nothing short of good air. She has an elegant disposition and her spirit is collaborator’s dream. Her future is now.”

–2010 HATCH Music Mentor, John Forté - hatchfest.org


Solace and Fury's official online blog with videos, news, etc. - Solace and Fury


HATCH is a nonprofit organization designed to develop and foster the growth of creative minds in various industries through mentorship, exposure and networking. The organization's Groundbreaker Awards are presented to college students and up-and-coming talent from around the world.

The 2010 Music Groundbreaker was Amber Tisue, who was mentored by Forté and Grammy-winning engineer Doc Wiley of Bozeman's Peach Street Studios. - Bozeman Daily Chronicle


http://www.buzzine.com/2010/10/event-hatchfest-2010/ - hatchfest.org


In depth interview about the music and why I named the band "Solace and Fury." - Kathy Belge


Interview with Amber Tisue. - Kat Atchkinson


Official music video for "Collide" - Kelly Wilson Films


Amber Tisue is creating a buzz - pr-inside.com


Discography

"The Fire" Feb 2012 LP
"Winter" 2010 LP
"Songs for Judah" 2007 LP
"Peripheral" 2005 LP

"Fragile" DJ SNR Remix - Solace and Fury 2011
"Black is Within the New Yellow" DJ SNR Mashup - Solace and Fury 2011

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Bio

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Solace and Fury is the musical endeavor of lead singer, songwriter, arranger and producer Amber Tisue. She composes music drenched with sultry vocals entwined among soothing cello lines and dark rhythms. Her music is heart-wrenching, warm, melancholy, reflective, but most of all- moving.

"Writing music is a cathartic experience for me... I generally write about the things that move me or how I perceive society, my emotions, and people's interactions. I have been told I am an 'old soul' and I tend to find myself trying to make sense of the world around me. I constantly am writing from that emotional center."

Solace and Fury integrates acoustic instruments with electronic loops and environmental sound effects. The goal is to create a world within each song, and Amber's B.A. in Music Recording and Sound Design only contribute to their cerebral yet accessible sound. Amber began writing songs at the age of 13 on her mother's guitar, and was raised on such artists as Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. Her personal musical influences cross various genres, from folk, to electronica and world music. She has been compared to artists such as Florence and the Machine, Sarah McLachlan, Dido, Cat Power, Ani Difranco, Portisehead, and Tori Amos.

Amber Tisue was recently honored as the "Groundbreaking Musical Artist" at HATCHFEST 2010 and co-wrote a song with John Forté (producer of the Fugees). She is garnering much attention for her songwriting skills and her ethereal voice.

Since the self-release of "Winter" in 2010, she has graced the stage at SXSW 2010, Sundance 2012, Hatchfest 2010 and 2011, and various music festivals. She released her next full-length album, "The Fire" in Feb of 2012, and is garnering worldwide media attention.

Notable Accolades and Awards:

• Sundance 2012 Koffehouse/BMI
• Hatchfest "Music Mentor" 2011
• Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Benefit at House of Blues LA 2011
• SXSW 2011 Pinpoint Music
• Hatchfest "Groundbreaking Musical Artist" 2010
• Featured artist on Women of Substance Radio 2010
• SPIN Magazine Article December 2010
• Interview on About.com August 2010
• Commissioned to write a track for The World Science Fair 2010