NEWS: Lissie Unveils First Ever Interactive Weather Controlled Music Video

Lissie has unveiled a new interactive music video featuring her and band performing a live version of the single Cuckoo – from her album “Catching a Tiger”.

The video allows viewers to see Lissie’s performance affected by live weather from anywhere on the globe, by choosing locations on a map whilst the video is playing.

Lissie then battles through the elements in the weather studio, depending on where the user has chosen, proving Lissie can be enjoyed whether your summer has been a scorcher or a washout (or you’re in the north pole).

Cuckoo is out on August 30th on Columbia Records. It features the much sort after cover of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance.

‘Catching A Tiger’ is out now.

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VIDEO: Lissie “Cuckoo”

Here at The Kaje, Lissie is one of our favourite new artists. Her debut album “Catching A Tiger” is simply stunning and her live performance totally exhilarating. So, we are celebrating today the release of another slice of credible catchy pop in the shape of “Cuckoo”.  Little more needs to be said other than the single comes with her brilliant “Bad Romance” cover as a b-side!

The Kaje talks Summer Sundae Weekender to Lissie

Lissie may have only just released her debut album “Catching A Tiger”, but the Illinois girl has been on the music circuit for a long time – with notable highlights including a Lenny Kravitz support slot and a Grammy nomination for the Deadmau5 remix of her Morgan Page collaboration “The Longest Road”. With her next six months pencilled to be spent in the UK, Lissie plans to make the most of the summer sun by spending the time performing at a host of festivals. When The Kaje caught up with her, she was all excited about Summer Sundae Weekender

Summer Sundae Weekender kicks off in August. Whats your favourite thing about summer festivals?

When it comes to summer festivals, I love how crowds of strangers work together to pull off a great experience.. Where the dynamic and comradery of the attendees is just as important as the acts themselves!  Plus, wandering around barefoot in the same outfit for a few days on very little sleep, all unkept gives one a sense of being primitive, of freedom. There is something invigorating and life affirming about it.

What can we expect from your show?

An earnest and super charged performance, with both tender moments and rocking, red in the face ones!

Summer Sundae is renowned for showcasing emerging talent. Which new band are you most looking forward to catching?

As far as new bands I don’t know about yet… I’ll have to figure that out as I go along but I just got off the road with “The Low Anthem” and they are incredible, so I’m excited that they’re playing Summer Sundae as well.  I look forward to seeing them do their thing in a festival setting on the other side of the ocean!

The festival has also been graced by legends like Patti Smith, Billy Bragg and Chrissie Hynde. What is your fondest festival memory?

Wow!  That’s amazing!  My fondest festival memory happened in Tennessee at Bonnaroo when I was nineteen.  All three days, I just ran around taking it all in… Then when I got tired, I’d just go out in a field and lay down and nap.  It was like some sort of utopia for me at the time.  It was pretty hot and sunny the whole way through and then on the last day it poured rain for five minutes which was the perfect way to cool off, get clean, and wrap it all up.

The festival turns ten this year how did you celebrate your tenth birthday?

Happy birthday!  Funnily enough, I was Annie in the musical “Annie” when I was nine and ten. I had a performance on the night of my tenth birthday and all my friends came to watch. Afterwards we went next door to this comedy club called Comedy Sportz where we ate pizza and caught a show.  My hair was dyed red at the time. Its a trip to pull out pictures from back then!

NEWS: Lissie Announces Autumn UK Tour

Hot on the heels of the release of her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Catching A Tiger’, Lissie has announced details of her first full headline tour this autumn.

It has already been a whirlwind few months for this mesmerizing new artist from Rock Island, Illinois with a list of highlights as long as her arm including; her performing on Later with Jools Holland & GMTV, dueting onstage with Ellie Goulding, triumphantly winning over the SXSW festival with an unfathomable 10 shows in 4 days, championed by as broad a media spectrum as you could possibly imagine – from single of the week in The Sun, raved about by US gossip mogul Perez Hilton (who witnessed one of her Austin SXSW performances and has swooned over her voice ever since), and praised by the likes of Q, Clash, Uncut, The Sun, Sunday Times, Big Issue, Daily Mirror and playlisted across UK radio to name but a few places.

Having now decamped to the UK from her home base in Ojai, California for the foreseeable future, Lissie continues to tread the boards across the nation‘s live venues. Having recently completed a series of dates as special guest to Joshua Radin, City & Colour and Local Natives and a headline tour of the UK with Alan Pownall, Lissie now has a full program of touring continuing throughout the summer, which also includes a sold out show at London’s ICA on July 28th. Lissie won the hearts of many with her four triumphant Glastonbury appearances and her recent slot at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park and has further confirmed festival appearances at Bestival, Latitude, Camp Bestival, Summer Sundae, Secret Garden Party, T in The Park, Oxegen, Cambridge Folk Festival & V festival still to come, alongside dates in the US as part of the influential Lilith Fair Tour and at Austin City Limits festival.

Online she has picked up well over a million plays on YouTube as fans have discovered her charms, alongside some spectacular cover versions, that began with her take on Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ for the Dermot session and has since taken in Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ & Kid Cudi’s ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’ along the way to rave response, showing the versatility and depth of that voice that has also seen her pick up praise and support from a broad range of artists, from Courtney Love, Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons to Ellie Goulding.

Lissie October headline dates are as follows:

Oct 26th:           Glasgow Oran Mor
Oct 27th:           Manchester Academy 3
Oct 28th:           Bristol Thekla
Oct 30th:           Norwich Waterfront
Oct 31st:            Birmingham Academy 2
Nov 1st:             London Heaven

Tickets go onsale at 9am Friday 9th July 2010, priced at £10.00 regionally/£12.00 London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.gigsandtours.com

VIDEO: Lissie “Bully”

It would be easy to bracket Lissie with the pretty blonde pop singers, provided by record companies to brighten up the charts with radio friendly pop hits. But within minutes of listening to Lissie’s dreamy debut “Catching A Tiger” and you realise just how wrong you are. Sure enough, “Catching A Tiger” boasts two radio inoffensive and enjoyable radio singles, but the remainder is filled with new classics, brimming with an honest directness. But the true gem, in our humble opinion, is “Bully”. A blunt, emotional outpouring which will raise those hairs on the back of your arm. So you can imagine our delight when in our inbox this morning was a link to this stunning live rendition…

June Issue Still Available!

June Issue!!

Where our May issue was great, our June is even better! Cover stars this month are “The Bang Bang Club” providing their own insights into their evolution into a duo.

Issue 2 has it all – features, reviews, prizes(!) and much more.

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Issue 2 contains:

Leo Richardson, “If someone is young and talented then it needs to be nurtured.”Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle, “Alliteration is always good in a band name.”Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, “Most of us have felt powerless at some time in our lives.”
Phantom Limb, “You get some of the best music from pain.”
Jenny Westbrook, “Art is quite often put off by people until the right time.”
Lucinda Belle, “Luck is opportunity meets dedication.”
Naoko Mori, “I’ve always believed she was treated rather unfairly.”
Tim Turner, “I don’t want to write about myself.”
Boy & Bear, “It’s like a big inbred kinda family.”
Cerith Flinn, “I am starting at the deep end, with a cannibalistic play.”Lachlan Buchanan, “I never plan to grow up, so for now, I’m happy acting.”
WIN!!!!; Signed Polly Mackey CDs, The Baseballs CDs, Phantom Limb CDs, Newcastle: Australia DVDs, Tim Turner Books
The Bang Bang Club, “It came to a point where everything in the music industry was a band, but we wanted to be a duo.”
Forgotten Gems:Album: The Go-Betweens ’16 Lovers Lane’
Book: Daphne du Maurier ‘My Cousin Rachel’
Film: Haunted Honeymoon
Jason Newton’s Life Lessons: “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”
Designer of the Month: Disorder
Steal My Style: Nikita
The Way I Saw It: Athens
Reviews:
Albums;
Mathew Jonson “Agents of Time”; Lissie “Catching A Tiger”; Noblesse Oblige “Malady”; Sophie Hunger “1983”; Hanson “Shout It Out”
Singles of The Month; Kylie Minogue “All The Lovers”, Jil Is Lucky “The Wanderer”
Live Music; The Radio Dept., Hawksley Workman, Boyz II Men, Ingrid Michaelson
Theatre; Noises Off!, Signs of a Star-Shaped Diva, Canary, Naughty!
DVD; Alice in Wonderland, Precious, A Single Man, Sherlock Holmes
Books; Tim Thornton “Death of an Unsigned Band”, Neil LaBute “Seconds of Pleasure”, Tim Turner “First Time I Met The Blues”, Giorgio Faletti “I Kill”
The Kaje Previews Festivals; Rockness, Serenata, The Secret Garden Party, Blissfields, Lounge on the Farm, Hop Farm, Moseley Folk

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