Today, Los Angeles-based Dream pop Duo, Sugarplum Fairies debut their latest album, ‘Sunday, Suddenly’, right here on Northern Transmissions! Out today, September 18th, on Starfish Records.
Sugarplum Fairies are a dream pop band based in Los Angeles who mix hushed, melancholic female vocals with European guitar pop and Americana folksiness. They are composed of Vienna native Silvia Ryder (vocals) and an array of supplementary rotating guest musicians.
The Sugarplum Fairies are influenced by French cultural icons such as Françoise Hardy, Anna Karina, and Jean-Luc Godard, as well as the Velvet Underground, John Lennon, and Lee Hazlewood. Frequently mentioned as a point of comparison by critics, Mazzy Star, a similarly styled female-singer, male-guitarist duo from the 1990s, are also cited as an influence. The band has been acclaimed netwide for its songwriting skills.
The Sugarplum Fairies debuted in 1999 with Flake, released by Starfish Records. The duo’s next two albums, Introspective Raincoat Student Music (2003) and Country International Records (2006), were also released by Starfish; notably, the latter album was produced in Nashville by Ken Coomer. The duo released Chinese Leftovers in 2009; the track Hold On To Me was featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and A Story on the TV show FlashForward. Their latest album – “Godspeed & Silver Linings” was released in June 2014 on Starfish Records.