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Miss le Bomb, Performance and music project 2004 - ongoing
"Catriona Shaw, aka Berlin-based Edinburgh ex-pat Miss Le Bomb and formerly one third of electro-art covers band Queen of Japan, just can’t stop showing off. Dressed in red sequins, Elvis vest and a laptop-created electro-funk squelch, she covers ‘Jealous Guy’ (in the vaguest sense) while rolling on the floor amidst us, composes the world’s first and surely never-to-be-bettered musical tribute to budget airlines, and eulogises the act of band-love with the memorable not-really-rhyming couplet ‘Babe, I wanna come/I see you playing drums’. It’s all just a bit stupid, really. But some kind of brilliant, too." (The List, review)
"...im hinteren Raum in der Grösse eines mittleren, mit einigen Sofas ausgestatteten Räumchens tobte zu dem Zeitpunkt schon der Bär in Gestalt von Miss Le Bomb, einer heiteren Furie mit Kindergeburtstagsattitude. Was sag ich da? Kindergeburtstag? Also, ich möchte mich hier nicht gerade festlegen, wer einmal die Worte Miss Le Bomb eingoogelt wird noch auf ganz andere Spiränzchen von ihr stossen, u.a. mehrere Auszeichnungen für bildende Kunst, aber dieser Abend schien doch ganz in diese Richtung zu gehen. Die ganze Zeit trällerte und hüpfte Missi Le Bomb auf der bunten Bühne auf und ab, forderte unablässig die Aufmerksamkeit der Zuhörer- und schauer in Form von Aufrufen mitzusingen oder irgendwas anders zu machen, hauptsache irgendwas zu machen!" (dorfdisco)
The Marnies 2011
A fresh-faced, yeah!-yeah! pop band 'The Marnies' is baked to crispy perfection. Catriona Shaw (aka Miss le Bomb) and Semele Sangla have teamed up to present a red-lit melodic mysterium of the most fabulous sort. Lyrics about supermarkets, love and seasonal ailments amongst other things will please your ears, melodic bass lines will make your midriffs tingle and fascinating guitar strumming along with sweet wailing vocals will literally leave you tattered with delight. A piece of friendly advice: Don't. Miss. This. Hitchcock wouldn't.
X and the End, 2003 - ongoing
They've been described as "modern garage rock with crashingly sexy virtuosity and JAA! character", as "best performers of the night who gave the audience a good reason to express themselves through hedonistic dance in the front row" and also as "a cold shower". They've played in punk clubs, a deserted theatre, a mobile phone-sponsored fashion showroom, had a virtual concert on a roof-top in Buenos Aires. You could say they are international. They like big cats, small pointless dogs, mistakes and outtakes, glamour and a variety of smells. They play organ and guitar and they sing for the birds.
Queen of Japan, 1999 - 2006
Queen of Japan is a music trio from Europe, known for its synthpop sound and cover versions of hits from the 1970s and 1980s.
As is often the case with artists on the electronic music scene, the identity of Queen of Japan is more complex than casual inquiry reveals. Neither their official website nor their page on My Space explains it. It is, however, an "open secret" and is discussed in interviews and on other websites. (wikipedia)
Hektor und Rositha 2001 - ?
"Hektor und Rositha, a chanson duo from Zurich and Berlin, fascinate audiences with their near-psychotic performances. While Hektor stoically plays the accordion, Rositha grinds out songs in her monotonous and darkly charming voice". Project with Isabel Reiss.
(Let's Twist Again, exhibition catalogue 2004)