«Soraia are the rock you need, in your face now.»
– David Fricke of Rolling Stone
Tracing threads beginning with the ’60s soul of Stax and Motown, borrowing flickers of luminescence from rock icons such as Patti Smith and Joan Jett as well as Iggy Pop and The Cramps, through kindred spirits of the ’90s and beyond like PJ Harvey and The Kills, the primal sounds of this Philadelphia-based four-piece provide a formidable match for a set of mostly autobiographical songs that lead listeners through the depths of desperate situations and guide them out the other side to redemption.
OLIVIA MANCINI & THE MATES
Olivia & the Mates make pop music inspired by their love of the sounds of the '50s and '60s, harnessing the power of harmonies and backbeat with a ferocious energy that is nothing but modern. Based in Washington, D.C., the group features Olivia Mancini on vocals and guitar; Kristin Forbes on bass and vocals; and Tim Felton on drums. The group's latest release, «Walkabout», is now out on Aerobics International.