The Rose Monarch, Theodore
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
She spent her teen years on the go fronting the punk road warriors TAT, moved behind-the-scenes to write and produce for other artists, movie soundtracks and commercials (including penning and producing the worldwide theme song for 7UP), and is now stepping forward to unleash her full self unto her fans. London-born Tatiana DeMaria is releasing her first completely solo material, creating a deliberate, intricate blend of rock, pop, and R&B.
The first glimpse of the “new” Tatiana is not technically new, but a more experienced version of the girl on stage who had written two charting singles and opened for Alice Cooper and The Offspring before the age of twenty. DeMaria's ambitious attitude was first showcased on TAT's 2008 debut LP Soho Lights, which she impressively wrote by herself at the age of 16, with two charting UK hits by the time she turned 18. TAT would go on to tour with major rockers as well as multiple Warped Tour stints; the band also received attention on US commercial and specialty radio, notching a post on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. At the height of touring, DeMaria was also writing and producing a wide variety of music, from rock to underground hip-hop, creating works for herself that cleverly blended those influences to form a fresh sound.
While writing and producing for other projects—including the worldwide theme song for 7UP, music for Pepsi ad campaigns, and the soundtrack to the Universal film Blue Crush 2—DeMaria continued to hone the new sonic directions coming to life in her solo material.
The result is the upcoming EP, which DeMaria describes as "a blend of synthetic and organic sound"—a perfect meeting point between the more rock-driven songs of TAT and the new, genre-blending style she's developed in the years since Soho Lights. "It’s important for me to differentiate between the two," she claims, "and not just shit all over something that I really loved." It’s Tatiana at her most raw and vulnerable, fully laying out all aspects of herself to her audience, yet still marked with touches of the signature fiery vocal delivery that won fans over with TAT.
Indeed, anyone who's contemplated their own sense of personal growth while getting older in this strange world will find plenty to relate to in these songs, pairing diaristic lyrics with explosive choruses and deep, colorful production that sounds utterly unique in today's anything-goes pop landscape. "I grew up feeling like I wasn't an artist," DeMaria explains while discussing her own personal and artistic journey. "I was very raw when I started, but this EP is me coming full circle again. I want to be able to give people what music gave me." This new era proves that Tatiana DeMaria has plenty to offer—with plenty more to come, too.
The Rose Monarch
The Rose Monarch is a new female-fronted rock band with an eccentric and dark modern-rock sound.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Theodore’s cascading new LP Inner Dynamics, was announced on NPR’s All Songs Considered by Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, who also premiered third single, ‘Disorientation’ on their show. The Greek artist had already garnered considerable success with his previous album It Is But It’s Not; however, where his previous album attempted to explore the interaction of opposing elements in the universe, Inner Dynamics finds Theodore looking inward to examine the dualities of his own identity in search of new creative potential.
“On It Is But It’s Not, I tried to explore how the opposite elements in the universe interact, how they fight and how without the one you can’t have the other.” he says, adding, “For Inner Dynamics, I was trying to express my urge to connect the conscious and subconscious part of myself so I can be creative. It’s an understanding that humans are not just one thing, and they shouldn’t try to hide certain elements of their personality because society likes to put labels on who we are. It’s the different sides of myself that make who I am.”
With over 2 million Youtube views, Theodore has supported Sigur Ros and DIIV at Release Festival, graced the stages of Reeperbahn Festival [Best Performance Of 2017], performed at Eurosonic Noorderslag and showcased his talents at this year’s SXSW Festival – where he was picked as NPR Music’s ‘SXSW 2018: Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments’. Theodore has received support from tastemaker publications such as CLASH Mag, Music Week, Tsugi, FGUK, Gaffa and Szene and radio play from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, while his single Towards? (for what is to come) is currently playlisted on renowned national radio stations NPR All Songs 24/7 Music (USA) and Flux Passport Approved (Germany).
Based in Athens, Theodore‘s schooling in piano and traditional Greek folk music led to a professional music career in London, where he studied Music Composition in 2011. His debut album It Is But It’s Not, was mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, Moby, M83) and performed live at the fabled Abbey Road Studio 2 in London. Theodore’s atmospheric sound is created in cinemascop: an epic mix of classic, piano-driven compositions, with electronic elements ranging from ambient and minimal, to gritty 80s synth-wave. Repetitive drums and shimmering guitars lie under the monolithic songs, topped by Theodore’s hauntingly beautiful vocals; mellow and powerful, hypnotic, lamenting and stirring.
Theodore has also written music for theatrical pieces such as Matina Megla’s Window, Vladan Nikolic’s film Bourek, and was commissioned to write a new score for Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedy of 1928, The Cameraman. Theodore and his band then performed the score live to the film screening, in the unforgettable setting of the Temple of Zeus in Athens, which he describes as “one of the best moments of my life.” Theodore has gained notoriety for his memorable live performances, dazzling audiences with his mesmerizing stage presence and show.
Theodore’s intoxicating LP Inner Dynamics is an emotional whirlwind of kaleidoscopic texture; “Disorientation” begins with mystifying whispers, and a pulsating bass until Theodore’s heavy-hearted voice brings in dream-induced dramatism. The gentle yet thought provoking “Alcyone” is soaked in glimmering pianos and a composed atmosphere. “Floating” is an ethereal merging between the ocean and the sky, Theodore’s powerful, reverb-drenched vocal delivery portrays his ability to lull and immerse simultaneously, before erupting into a driving post-rock sections. The album’s closer, “Fluttering,” is a sincere reflection on the album as a whole; concise percussion and drum rolls sit beneath emotive pianos and synthesizer bliss.
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