As I write this (August 2014) I’ve only recently heard this band for the first time … where have I been? Sinead La Bella has the most wonderful voice, velvety and sublime and sheer class. Sinead is joined by Victoria Brown (drums), Agnes D. Jones (bass) and Saffire Sanchez (guitar). The other girls' voices blend exquisitely with Sinead's lead vocals.
The Courtesans music is epic sounding yet very sensuous. I love everything about this band: the vocals, the production, the songs.
The atmospheric single ‘Genius’ is just that … genius. It's eerily beautiful. I very much like the dark, melodramatic lyrics too which add to the ‘film noir’ ambience of the track. The intro reminds me of the intro to Andreas Johnson's 'Glorious' but slowed down.
The single is from their forthcoming album ‘1917’ for which the band did a ‘Pledge’ campaign which helped towards the financing of the recording. It’s due for release September 22nd (2014).
The fact that they have nearly 97,000 fans on Facebook shows what a band can do with determination and self promotion ... yes they do take their clothes off a lot ... but these girls can sing and play! Just check out the video of them (link below) doing an acoustic version of ‘Genius’ - chilled out, sitting by a table, sipping wine and delivering angelic harmonies with absolute ease.
The Courtesans’ music is classy, haunting, mesmerising … I cannot believe this band is unsigned!