Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Briggs’

April 10, 2018
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Do you remember when Bishop Briggs was simply known as Bishop? We sure do, because that’s when we fell head over heels for her stunning vocal skills and vehemently riveting tunes. We’ve been devout supporters and fans of the Los Angeles based singer songwriter since, and we’ve watched in joy as her star ascended. River will always be one of our all time favorite Bishop tracks. If you thought the original was incendiary, wait till you hear her voice on this new acoustic version. Every fine detail is on full display in this stripped down version, and it’s nothing short of jaw-dropping (we can’t shut our mouths, sorry, Bishop). We can’t help but look forward to Bishop Briggs’ debut full length Church Of Scars, out April 20th. You can pre-order it like we did, here. Bishop was recently announced as part of Alt 105.3′s stacked lineup for BFD 2018, going down on May 13th at Concord Pavilion. She last performed in the Subsonic Tent a couple years prior.

February 28, 2018
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Los Angeles based blazing singer songwriter Bishop Briggs, whom we’ve been devout fans of since she made her debut as Bishop what feels like eons ago, is having yet another spectacular year. Sure, it’s only February still, but Bishop Briggs has already contributed a sooty burning INXS cover to that massive Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, and now she’s back with her assured ferocity and sizzling embers on White Flag. We surrender ourselves to her incendiary vocals and her grandiose fusion of alt electronica and bluesy rock on the smoky, fiery heater. Bishop Briggs will be playing several festivals in March before she heads off on tour again across North America this spring. 

February 3, 2018
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It’s a huge, huge day when we get to listen to something new from Bishop Briggs. The Los Angeles based singer songwriter, easily one of the best voices out there in the music scene right now, has scintillated us with her fierce and resilient music from day one, and we’re elated that she’s achieved such a massive following and stupendous level of success since, all more than deserved. Though this new offering is a cover, Bishop Briggs brings all her sheer power, unrivaled grit, and vitalic fortitude, including her scratchy sonorous, sooty burning vocals, to INXS classic Never Tear Us Apart. The cover is next song released from the forthcoming Fifty Shades Freed official soundtrack arriving on Republic Records. Listening to Bishop Briggs belt out her songs never gets old. She’s astonishing and jaw dropping each and every single time, and her live presence is so mighty and omnipotent that we’re oft left wondering if she’s even of this world. Pre-order the album, here.

October 14, 2017
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It’s been a wild and vindictive journey for this long time fan of Bishop Briggs, the Los Angeles based singer songwriter who took the world by storm with her fierce and sonorous voice as well as her bluesy rocking electronica. She’s as magnificent as ever on new single Dream, her first release since her phenomenal self-titled debut EP (aside from her ace collaboration with Cold War Kids). Bishop Briggs says of her resolute marching, sooty searing new anthem: 

“’Dream’ is unlike anything I’ve ever released. It was written with Dan Wilson who has never rested or settled on anything inauthentic. This song scares me and I think that’s what I find most liberating about it. ‘Dream’ is about having fears and doing your best to embrace them no matter how strenuous the grip is.”  Dream is an emotionally unshackling, spiritually freeing experience, driven by thunderous drums, a resounding choir, and of course, Bishop Brigg’s extraordinary voice. A debut album from Bishop Briggs is due to arrive next Spring. I’ll be restless with excitement for it, all the way through fall and winter. Find out about her extensive fall our, which includes opening dates with Alt-J and Bleachers, here. Dream can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

August 11, 2017
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.09.2017

Feature music – August 9th, 2017
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August 10, 2017

I still remember having to pick my jaw off the floor the very first time I found out about this collaboration. We’ve been ardent fans of Long Beach blues rockers Cold War Kids for a very long time, and we’ve been in love with Bishop Briggs and her phenomenal voice from the get go. So when So Tied Up was announced as a track off CWK’s latest album L.A. Divine, we celebrated the sonic blessing. Even before hearing the song, we knew that a combination of Nathan Willett’s trademark vocals and Bishop Briggs’ fire would be magnificent. So Tied Up has now received a riveting music video treatment shot in Los Angeles and fittingly noir. Nathan Willet explains that the song is about the tension and struggle of relationships. So Tied Up’s bluesy vehement rock is definitely intense and tumultuous, as well as incredibly infectious and exhilarating. Download/stream the song, here. Purchase, download, or stream L.A. Divine, here.

May 18, 2017

Despite our long standing love for Bishop Briggs, this one nearly slipped us by. Good thing I was meticulously trawling YouTube earlier and stumbled upon Hi-Lo (Hollow), which is yet another tense gripping display of both her fierce vocal chops and her music’s tendency to fuse alt rock with edgy electronica in a fresh innovative fashion. Hi-Lo (Hollow) seems to be a one off, since it isn’t lifted from Bishop Briggs’ self titled debut EP. If you’ve yet to check out said game changing EP, I suggest you get on it now. Purchase from iTunes, here.

April 15, 2017

Inimitable Bishop Briggs is on an astounding roll this year. Fresh off her role on Cold War Kids’ So Tied Up off their new album La Divine comes the Los Angeles based musician’s very first EP. Aside from early buzz making hits like River and Wild Horses, the six track self titled debut also closes out with this soulful alt anthem, The Fire. That signature Bishop Briggs fire burns stout and fierce on this sooty burning song. I find myself stunned by her incredible vocals yet again as she swoops us into the eye of the storm with her moody brooding ballad. Bishop Briggs’ eponymous EP is available now from iTunes. I’m experiencing some mad FOMO since I’m not in SoCal catching Bishop’s Coachella debut, but I do get to see her once again when she tours to San Francisco on April 20th. It’s going to be magical seeing her at the legendary Fillmore.  

March 22, 2017

Some truly wonderful and unexpected collaborations surfaced in the music scene last week while I was running amok through the streets of Austin for SXSW, and one of my favorites is this song, the latest from Long Beach rockers Cold War Kids featuring Los Angeles’ Bishop Briggs. The moment I saw that the two had partnered up for the cut off Cold War Kids’ upcoming album La Divine, I could barely contain my excitement. So Tied Up (Los Feliz Blvd) comes by way of an acoustic video recorded live at Sonora Recorders in Los Feliz. It affords us a spectacular vantage point when it comes to Cold War Kids’ bluesy soulful delivery and Bishop Briggs’ ever intense and impassioned vocal prowess. This stripped down rendition of the song features an alternate arrangement with a string quartet and more prominent vocals by Bishop Briggs. We love them both, and we love this new song. Cold War Kids’ new album drops April 7th, pre-order, here.

December 29, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.22.2016 – 12.27.2016

Featured music – December 22-27, 2016

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