Born to Scottish parents, raised in Japan and Hong Kong, and immersed in American pop-culture, Bishop is a true world citizen. Her voice has grit and heft. It is lived-in and unafraid. She foregoes restraint and performs with abandon and intimacy—claiming her music comes from a place of sadness. She is inspired by what she calls the biggest, most toxic and tragic love affair she’s ever had—her lifelong commitment to music. Rather than offering a piece of her heart, she gives you the whole thing.
One of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Mile High City, this promising quartet (Emma Cole, Joshua Hester, Seth Beamer, and Caleb Thoemke) has built a strong, impassioned, grassroots following with a smart brand of guitar-driven pop. Their songs are instantly memorable. “You can sing the simplest line but if a melody has conviction, then it works better than the most poetic paragraph you can write,” Hester says. Talk about seeing the forest for the trees.