- Bridezilla (band)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Bridezilla
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Flagicon|AUS
Ivy League Records
URL = [http://www.bridezillamusic.com Offical Website]
Holiday Sidewinder(also known as Holiday Carmen-Sparks) - Vocals/guitar Pia May- Guitar Daisy Tulley- Violin
Millie Hall- Saxophone/Keyboard
Josh Bush- Drums
Bridezilla are a five-piece indie band from
The band formed in 2005, and is fronted by
Holiday Sidewinder, who also plays rhythm guitaron most tracks. Pia Mayis the band's guitarist, and Millie Hallplays both the Saxophoneand the keyboard. Daisy Tulleyis the violinistand the drummeris Josh Bush. In September 2007, the band signed with Ivy League Recordsand released their debut EP on November 24 2007.
Touring and Press
In 2006/07, their live shows gained them acclaim from the music press, especially after successful support slots for
Mercy Arms, Midlake, Snowman [review on [http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/reviews/events/7464/?city=2 fasterlouder] 13 January, 2007] and The Cops [ review at [http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/reviews/events/6816/The_Cops_the_Pip_Branson_Corporation_Bridezilla_the_Annandale_091106/ fasterlouder] 9 November 2006] . They were described as "one of the hottest things to come out of this fair city for quite some time", [ review on [http://www.yourgigs.com.au/reviews/?review_id=91105 ninemsn] 24 August 2006] and such was their growing reputation that in December 2006 Drum Mediamagazine included Bridezilla as one of the bands to look out for in 2007. [ "Drum Media Sydney", December 19, 2006] In March 2007 the band played at the Playground Weekender Festivalmusic festival.
Further to their debut at the Playground Weekender, the unique [ Bridezilla are described as "looking and sounding entirely different to any other band around right now" in the [http://www.thegreatescape.net.au/line_up/sunday/ Great Escape artist page ] ] band also played alongside international acts such as
The Roots, The Magic Numbersand fellow Australians Wolfmotherat The Great Escape music festival and supported ARIA awardwinning band Youth Groupin April 2007.
In June 2007, Bridezilla played at Sydney's famous
Enmore Theatrewith awarding-winning Australian bands Eskimo Joeand Little Birdyover two sold-out nights [ review on [http://lastfm.excite.co.jp/user/albsantos/journal/2007/06/3/441189/ lastfm] June 1 2007] .
In the same month, Bridezilla played a headline show at The Beach Road Hotel in Bondi, Sydney, which led to music paper
The Bragdescribing them as "genius". ["The Brag", June 18, 2007] They returned to the same venue for another headline show in February 2008
The band were featured in the September 2007 edition of Australian
Rolling Stone. ["Rolling Stone, September, 2007 edition released August 1, 2007]
Architecture In Helsinkiacross Australia in November 2007. They also played at 2007's Homebakefestival in Sydney on December 8 and the Sydney leg of the Big Day Outfestival in January 2008.They played at the nationwide St Jerome's Laneway Festivals in February and March 2008.
In March 2008, Bridezilla were the main support for
Wilcoat the Enmore Theatre and the main support for British India at the AAA concert at Factory Theatre. In June the same year, they headlined the Annandale Hotelfor the first time.
In May 2008, the band performed over three nights at the
Sydney Opera Houseas part of the Walking On Air show.
The band has recorded with
Scott Horscroftat BJB Studiosinculding versions of their "expansive, emotionally articulate epic" [ fbi radio third birthday [http://www.rebelrebel.com.au/whatson_wk17_info.html promo] August 26, 2006] "Saint Francine", "Brown Paper Bag", the instrumental"Mr Young", "Forbidden Holiday", "Chainwork", all of which feature in their eponymousdebut EP .
June 21 2007Bridezilla performed live on MTV show "The Lair", performing "Brown Paper Bag" [ Bridezilla on MTV's The Lair [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaEf5QA2RbI] ] and a shortened version of "Saint Francine". [ Bridezilla on MTV's The Lair [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv0RkBTNTA8&NR=1] ]
Bridezilla EP( 24 November 2007)
* The band appeared [ "Love My Way" [http://www.australiantelevision.net/lovemyway/music.html music credits for episode 3.06] ] as "the band" on acclaimed Australian TV drama
Love My Wayin 2007.
* Violinist Daisy performed with Melbourne band
The Temper Trapat the world famous V Festival and The Great Escape festival in 2007.
* Vocalist Holiday performed with
Mercy Armsat The Gaelic Club, Sydney in April 2007, and appears on Mercy Arms's debut EP
*Holiday performs on
The Scare's debut album, and also performed with violinist Daisy with The Scareat Candy's Apartment in July 2007.
*Holiday is the daughter of Australian musician/actress
*Holiday performed live vocals with
Pnauon their Australian tour in April 2008
* [http://www.bridezillamusic.com Bridezilla's official website]
* [http://myspace.com/bridezillaa Bridezilla's myspace page]
* [http://www.mtv.com.au/features/93| Bridezilla bio at MTV|]
* [http://kingbobbysix.blogspot.com/2007/11/bridezilla-interview.html Interview with Rob Townsend]
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