FEMME

Early Show

FEMME

Tei Shi

Wed, December 4, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

FEMME - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
FEMME
South London based vocalist and producer Laura Bettinson has been involved in a wide array of creative projects ever since graduating from Goldsmiths (legendary launch pad for Blur, Katy B and James Blake), encompassing art, music, film and fashion.

Most recently she's been fronting ultraísta, the band formed by Radiohead/Beck/Paul McCartney producer Nigel Godrich alongside drummer Joey Waronker (REM/Beck/Smashing Pumpkins), with the outfit already receiving huge praise from critics worldwide. Four Tet, Matthew Herbert and David Lynch have remixed the band, all re-imagining Bettinson's vocals in sublime fashion, in preparation for Ultraísta's début album release in October and forthcoming tour of Europe, Japan and the USA.

FEMME is Bettinson's solo project. Inspired by sixties girl groups and the attitude of artists like MIA, Debbie Harry and Cibdy Sherman, FEMME combines a playful, avant-pop aesthetic with big, beat-driven music. Stella McCartney is already a fan, choosing FEMME to soundtrack her 2012 catwalk collections, and a growing number of music-lovers are joining her…

Gearing up for the release of her debut album, FEMME released her debut in July to widespread critical acclaim, she is now preparing for the follow up single due beginning of November.
Tei Shi - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Tei Shi
Meet Tei Shi, an Argentina-born songstress who spent her early years moving frequently across Bogota, Vancouver and later Boston. Tei Shi is the moniker of Valerie Teicher, an artist who now calls New York City home and whose star has been rising steadily since she released her debut track "M&Ms" in the summer of 2013. The song spread like wildfire in the blog world, including Gorilla vs Bear who described the track as a "soulful, time-stretching future pop gem." Her debut EP Saudade, was the result of a collaboration with producer Luca Buccellati and was met with much critical acclaim. Since then, Tei Shi hasn't stopped, playing music festivals across North America as well as her own sold out dates. Teicher has also collaborated with the UK's rock band Glass Animals on the track "Holiest" which debuted at #1 on Hype Machine. With the coming of Spring 2015, Tei Shi will be releasing her new EP Verde. The latest release will be yet another musical step forward for the artist and includes her infectious and irresistible single "Bassically," a "rippling nu-disco-esque jam" (V Magazine) that has leapt well over 1 million streams on Spotify after a few months. On April 14th, Verde will be released on Mermaid Ave/Mom+Pop in the US/Mexico, Double Denim in the UK/EU/Japan, and Caroline in Australia/New Zealand.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com