New Album: Whiskey & Wine, Vol 2 ANTIGONE RISING
“Whiskey & Wine, Volume 2″
Out March 17, 2015
& New US Tour Dates:
Hotel Cafe & The GLAAD Awards
ANTIGONE RISING – the harmony driven, song based, road tested all female alt country rock band – will be bringing their trademark sound – a fusion of country, pop, rock & folk – to the World Cafe in Philly on March 7, relishing their girl power!
They will also take the stage at the official GLAAD Media Awards pre-party on March 21st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
This self-described alt-rock band composed of sisters Kristen Ellis-Henderson (bass guitar, vocals) and Cathy Henderson (lead guitar, vocals), Nini Camps (rhythm guitar, vocals) and Dena Tauriello (drums) have established themselves, through their musicianship, hard work and just plain likeability, as a force of musical nature.
Quite an accomplishment for an all lesbian alt-country rock female band that while part of the growing chorus of out voices contributing to the slow walk toward country music embracing LGBT individuals, is still up against a predominantly conservative industry.
Nevertheless the popularity of Antigone Rising’s has quite literally been driven by the overwhelming support of their fans who have always been the lifeblood of, and the most critical part of the band’s formula for success.
It’s hard to find a band currently busier than Antigone Rising these days.
They have grown into a veritable powerhouse that extensively tours all year long and now runs a packed promotional campaign for not just one but TWO brand new EPs: the already released ‘Whiskey & Wine – Volume 1″ and the upcoming “Whiskey & Wine – Volume 2” due out March 17, 2015.
“With W&W Vol. 2 the songs have gotten much more personal, the productions a little more elaborate. These songs all have something to say.” says Kristen Henderson. “It’s important to the band that we write songs that say something about who we are and what we stand for. We are looking forward to touring and performing the songs for a live audience, getting the crowd’s reaction and visiting cities we haven’t been to in quite some time. It’s going to be a great year for Antigone Rising.”
The massive success of Volume One kept the band on the road for the most part of 2014 . The first single “That was the Whiskey”, co-written with Nashville songwriter Lori McKenna (Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes), premiered on CMT trending in the Top 10 and was nominated in the “Country Song” Category at The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards.
Antigone Rising have toured with such A-listers as Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones; were appointed as cultural ambassadors by the United States government to tour Israel and the Middle East; and have also played a part in LGBTQ advocacy, making news when Kristin Ellis-Henderson appeared on the cover of Time Magazine with wife Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson (president/CEO of GLAAD) for a feature on marriage equality.
The girls have consistently been turning up everywhere from the pages of Curve Magazine, Billboard, Out Magazine, Buzzfeed, AfterEllen and the Huffington Post to appearances on The Today Show and The Tonight Show, among others.
No one can deny the momentum behind Antigone Rising!
Known for their unique & electrifying live performances featuring toe-tapping beats and powerful vocals, Antigone Rising is not just good; they are insanely good and best experienced live. And whether on stage or on an iPod, Antigone Rising continues to make a lot of noise!