"Giddy garage melodics with Sleater-Kinney twist." -Entertainment Weekly
"A touch of Bruce Springsteen, a touch of Nashville, and plenty of gritty ’90s pop punk imparting the feel of an instant classic."
"radical politics, power-pop melodies, traditional Jewish music, and punk vitriol."
"Bold brassy lonelyheart rock" -The Village Voice
Olive Tiger is the result of collaboration between Olive Kiley (cello/guitar/vocals), Jesse Newman (violin), and Dane Scozzari (drums). Rooted in the folk tradition, Olive Tiger has grown from those origins to incorporate influences from jazz, hip-hop, rock, classical, and electronic music. The result is somewhere between St. Vincent, Andrew Bird, Joanna Newsom, Rasputina, and tUnE-yArDs. Olive Tiger, at its start, began as a much larger group led by Olive. Wanting to incorporate her cello and her loop pedal, the music took on a new shape and sound, requiring the detailed attention of a smaller group. Now a trio with frequent guests, Olive Tiger is currently working on their debut album, due fall 2015.
La Tunda is a 21st Century power trio based out of New Haven, CT.
Front women Stephany Brown and Kriss Santala have a knack for writing super catchy songs with plenty of vocal harmonies, dissonance, and head banging riffs.
The girls deliver a heavily spirited diatribe of suburban rock sounds while
drummer Andy Beetham adds his special brand of funky and hard hitting beats; a natural compliment to La Tunda’s Sweet and Spicy flavor packet.
The Band is currently recording at Bird’s Eye Studios in West Haven and hope to release their first full length album this fall.
Influences include The Breeders, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, Nirvana, The Stooges, Buzzcocks and many more.
“The defiant teen twins of the Runaways and Everly Brothers delivered by the New York Dolls at Shonen Knife Hospital…with Loretta Lynn as the birthing coach.” -Peter Riccio, courtesy of Lys Guillorn