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System Noise music CDs "Blondie + Fugazi + Hillbilly Frankenstein + Talking Heads + P.I.L. + Television + King Crimson = Artist. Art rock for a whole new generation."
- J.R. Oliver, EarCandyMag
From the void, an original sound with a scorching lead vocal has ignited. Artist is the rebirth of rock for the future.
Artist buzzes along structured lines and blooms with classical awareness. Rising above these churning tones is a dynamic female vocal, replete with sweetness and fury. The music is robust yet ethereal, organic yet precise and, above all, distinctively Artist.
In 2003, singer Sarah Mucho, guitarist Kurt Leege and drummer Paul Pouthier envisioned a new musical direction... with exceptional musicianship, and drawing upon a range of genres, they created a titanic sound which Bassist Dave Smith instantly connected with... The result is Artist.
The Artist sound blends diverse musical backgrounds with exceptional musicianship to transform traditional rock & roll. Sarah's vocal roots in musical theater, with rock influences, ranging from David Byrne to Patti Smith, shaped her vision. Kurt, a trained classical pianist, picked up a guitar when he was 16 years old and immersed himself in jazz, funk and experimental music. Paul's layered style comes from a hard rock/heavy metal background which embraces elements of funk, progressive and world music. Dave played music since before he can remember, but his life changed forever when he found the Rickenbacker. Nobody knows everywhere he has been in the meantime, but joining Artist made everybody happy.
Artist, through electric shows, churning sounds, scorching lead vocals, and pure depth of thought, is ringing in the ears of the nation. A new sound from the underground.. built on the shoulders of giants.