JOSEPH - 6.7.17
What started as a solo career quickly turned into a sister act for Natalie Closner Schepman and her two sisters Allie and Meegan Closner. After trying to make it on her own as a solo artist, Natalie knew something was missing and turned to her two younger twin sisters to help form the trio now know as Joseph. This indie-pop trio from the Pacific Northwest has taken the music world by storm since releasing their second album I’m Alone, No You’re Not in 2016. These sisters are known for their lyrics about strength and acceptance mixed with strong vocal harmonies. Much of this is on display in their hit song “White Flag” which currently has over 10 million plays on Spotify. After releasing the single “White Flag” they had several television appearances including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, and CBS This Morning. They wrapped up a very successful 2016 by touring with James Bay on his sold out arena tour in fall 2016. So far in 2017 these sisters have performed at Coachella and The Today Show all while on a tour of their own hitting up venues in the US and Europe. These sisters are just scratching the surface of their careers and we cannot wait to see what else they achieve together. (Abby Smith)
Florence Welch - 5.31.17
This week, we’re taking it across the pond for Women Who Rock Wednesday, highlighting indie British songstress - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Drawing inspiration from Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, and Grace Slick, Welsh has developed a unique dark and romantic sound.
Since forming in 2007, Florence and the Machine has seen widespread international success. Early in their career, the band was backed by BBC Introducing – a British radio show promoting new unsigned bands. From this feature, the band saw their singles “Dog Days Are Over” and "Cosmic Love” go from indie favorites to Billboard hits. The band’s music has been featured in many TV Shows, including 90210, Gossip Girl, Community, and Grey’s Anatomy.
In 2015, the band released their third studio album - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album received five Grammy nominations including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the song “Ship to Wreck”.
Later that year, Florence made history by becoming the first British female artist to headline the Glastonbury festival this century. The band was chosen to replace the Foo Fighters as headliners, after lead singer Dave Grohl fractured his leg. Their Glastonbury headlining set was one of the band’s most critically acclaimed performances to date.
As we keep these records on repeat, we will just have to wait and see what Florence puts out next. Whatever it is, we know we can’t wait to hear it.(Abby Smith)