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
Tei Shi made a stunning introduction to the music world earlier this year, debuting a soulful pop gem titled "M&Ms." The Brooklyn via Bogotá and Vancouver based vocalist reveals an affinity towards lush dream pop, airy 90s R&B and mesmerizing soundscapes, with a hauntingly minimal instrumental foundation. Tei Shi's layered vocals drive the song, immediately casting listeners under her inviting, pristine spell. The songs of Tei Shi's debut EP, titled Saudade and produced by Luca Buccellati, trace a surreal aesthetic universe, one that is intricately crafted and flawlessly executed. Saudade will be released November 12th.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com