Video: "Jack" from the new album "Weather's coming..." by Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws (released 2008)
“The album dramatises the elements I love most about our little world: people and their ways, what makes us so undeniably us. We are a never ending source of emotions, feelings, reactions, disturbances and surprises.”Phoebe Killdeer about the new album:
"I wanted the sound of the album to be dirty enough to represent the quirkiness of those caracteristics, so with Marc Collin we got some crazy horns, ghostly vibraphones, edgy guitars and tribal drums together to capture that mood. After six weeks of this kitchen work the album was then mixed by Oz Fritz, in San Francisco. Oz had mixed 'Mule variations' by Tom Waits... He managed to give the album its edge. This album dramatises the elements I love most about our world: people and their ways, what makes us so undeniably us. We are a never ending source of emotions, feelings, reactions, disturbances and surprises.» Phoebe Killdeer about "Wheater's coming..."
Former Nouvelle Vague's singer Phoebe Killdeer presents the new album "Wheater's coming...".with the Parisian Quartet The Short Straws. The Short Straws are Cedric Le Roux (guitar), Raphael Seguinier (drums) and Alex King (bass). Each brings their own style and influences to the pot. Alex is into punk, Raphael is into experimental pop, Cedric brings the more soulful rock'n'roll. Phoebe herself cites Tom Waits, Art of Noise, Yma Sumac, Patti Smith and Carmen McRae as her main inspirations.
Since March 2008 the album is available in most EU countries; it comes to Germany on 20th June. All tracks are written and performed by Phoebe Killdeer, except 'Jack' which is written by Phoebe Killdeer & Carlos Mejuto.
Phoebe Killdeer, singer and writer
At a young age Phoebe Killdeer was already listening to what would become her main influences: Tom Waits, Art of Noise, Yma Sumac, Nick Cave, Carmen McRae…
"I have a fascination with words and lyrics, the way they are such obvious simple things and yet they come alive with complexity and full with feeling depending on the way you place them and with which tone you pronounce or accentuate them. Words are alive as much as we are and they allow us to share and communicate our feelings in our own way which makes it so exciting and a huge world to explore." Phoebe Killdeer
In 2004 she takes part in Marc Collin's project, Nouvelle Vague's second album, "Bande à part". Its success brought her to tour around the world for three years.
Phoebe Killdeer has ans unusual voice and great stage presence!