Days & Nights
The second album by NYC-based ukulele-powered indie rock act Sweet Soubrette includes songs about troubled love in all it's permutations: from tongue-in-cheek pop tunes about gold diggers and other dangerous women to songs that let their guard down, expressing longing, hope, and desire. Alternately vulnerable and seductive, Sweet Soubrette's pitch-perfect evocations of imperfect romance are filled with catchy refrains, gorgeous harmonies, and skilled instrumentation. Witty lyrics and inventive arrangements combine with a dark pop sensibility to create a sound that has been compared to Amanda Palmer, Regina Spektor, and the Magnetic Fields. Vocals + ukulele: Ellia Bisker Violin: Heather Cole Drums + glockenspiel: Mike Dobson Bass: Bob Smith Keyboards: Tim Cohan Produced by Tim Cohan, MH Studios, NYC. 'Edgy, honest and sultry...Sweet Soubrette has quickly risen as one of New York's most intriguing songwriting forces...featuring the vocal and musical talents of Ellia Bisker, whose first album Siren Song was released on the indie label MH Records in 2008, Sweet Soubrette hit the ground running with their sophomore album, Days and Nights, three years later. Both albums encompass Bisker's fantastic incorporation of poetry and life in her sweet-yet-sassy lyrics, and Days and Nights features the addition of band members Heather Cole, Mike Dobson and Bob Smith. An enigmatic performer, Bisker has charmed audiences with her rock star command and intelligently crafted music, generating a buzz for Sweet Soubrette that extends way beyond the borders of New York City.' -The Deli Magazine 'What makes a Sweet Soubrette? One part circus performer, one part poet, and third part rockstar...a Sweet Soubrette show is like badass adult story time.' -CultureMob 'Dark vaudeville-pop...sensational.' -Philadelphia Inquirer 'Take Amanda Palmer covering Radiohead and then take Phoebe Legere and drain out the jazz and replace it with Jenny Lewis circa The Execution Of All Things and then throw on some fishnet stockings and you have Sweet Soubrette...this time she has a full band and the songs have texture and beauty.' -Rock NYC 'Indie rock meets cabaret.' -Worcester Magazine 'A gal, her ukulele, her band and a batch of dark, edgy love songs.' -Nippertown 'Reminiscent of contemporaries Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, and Nicole Atkins, but has more of a distinctive steampunk style...her new tunes on Days and Nights have moments of charismatic joy and sultry delight.' -CultureMob.