Iconoclastic East Nashville rocker bree releases her album New Skin on Werewolf Tunes on the 3rd of June 2016.
Described by the UK’s Postbox Podcast as an angry Taylor Swift, she plays her Gibson Flying V fronting one of the most unique and powerful rhythm sections in Music City. Born into an Oregon religious cult – Church Of The First Born – bree was kicked out by the cult’s leader, her own father, for fornication at the age of seventeen.
She then spent much of her latent upbringing moving from place to place and was, at one point, homeless and living in her car. Thankfully, that car had a stereo and New Skin is testament to her dedication to the cause. Bree is accompanied in the recording studio and on stage by Mark McNeely on upright bass and David J Castello on drums.
They hail from the east side of the Cumberland River where they are currently spearheading an indie-rock n’ roll guitar movement that’s spawned bands like The Blackfoot Gypsies, Kansas Bible Company and Alanna Royale at venues like the Basement East, The 5 Spot, fooBar and East Room. Bree was also voted the RAW Nashville Musician Of The Year.
She will be appearing live at the following venues and dates in the UK:
May 28th London, Camden Barfly Propaganda Night
June 1st Wolverhampton Robin 2 (supporting Phoenix Rising)
June 4th Birmingham Hare & Hounds (supporting The Parlotones)
June 5th Brighton Concorde (supporting The Parlotones)
June 6th Bristol, The Fleece (supporting The Parlotones)
June 7th London, The Grand (supporting The Parlotones)
Kicking off with the terminally addictive 18, this nine-track wonder is set to ruffle a few feathers both here and across the pond. Broken (which follows) is full throttle rock at its finest and showcases Bree’s vocal dexterity to the full: concerning a relationship that “made me feel trapped and shook me to the core,” when Bree sings “I’m broken/And it’s all cuz of you/ I used to think I knew love/Until I met you” you know it’s not in a good way.
On Damn, I’m Being Me Again, the first single to be taken from the album, Bree sings (in sardonic splendor) “Could someone please cure me/of this disease I call being me” and you immediately get to wonder if you’ve finally stumbled across a reincarnated Debbie Harry. I Wonder – a story of unrequited love about an ex-boyfriend still hung up on his ex-girlfriend – is Blondie-esque too whilst Happier Place is perhaps Bree’s most autobiographical song to date: “Trash bags of my clothes piled in my Honda Accord/Took Highway 99, that’s when the tears began to pour/Seventeen and thrown on the street/Wondering if my daddy ever did love me”