Side of the Hill
Haley Bowery writes deeply felt, personal lyrics and delivers them in an authentic and expressive voice, electric with raw emotionality. With her hot pink guitar and high heels, she is one part girly-girl and two parts Brooklyn badass, a punk rock spirit indelibly shaped by the great writers of folk and American standards. On a dime she can channel Patti Smith at her most aggressive or Ani DiFranco at her most intimate, but her love of language is always unmistakable. Among her influences, she counts Liz Phair, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders, No Doubt, Regina Spektor and The Breeders. Haley has been actively into rock music since she was tall enough to sing 'People Have the Power' into the handle of the vacuum cleaner. She credits her awesome parents and her Dad's magnificent record collection for her good taste and open mind. She grew up singing, sucked at the saxophone for a few years, and started playing guitar and writing music at 13. Her first song was entitled 'I Break Down' and basically detailed how hard it was to be 13. Haley wrote a song for each of her middle school friends and every boy that didn't like her enough, and traditionally performed her oeuvre at every slumber party. Miss Bowery's first EP, Side of the Hill, is now available! The four tracks cover a refreshing cross-section of the many genres she writes in- tastes of bright pop, gritty indie rock and spare, vulnerable folk.