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SIMGE Survey: Getting to Know Bishop Briggs // Stream “River”

Phil Shepherd June 21, 2016 Features, Interviews No Comments

Bishop Briggs

I had a chance to hang out with Bishop Briggs for a few minutes at Shadow of the City before all the music began. If you have not heard of her yet, she will be on everyone’s radar very soon, so check her out now and follow her ascent into the musical madness.

Born in Scotland a soon to be 24 years ago, Bishop and her family spent some time in Japan and Hong Kong where she began her vocal training before moving to her now home base of LA. Having spent five years gigging around town, Bishop was seen by her now manager who knew she had what it took to serenade the masses. And serenade she does, blessed with an incredible set of pipes, powerful, soulful and hypnotizing. Enough so that while performing one of her unreleased songs, “Hollow,” I felt the goosebumps start to rise on my arm. 

Bishop is backed by a three piece mix of percussion, keys and guitar and the Shadow of the City gig was only the bands tenth show as a unit! Having released three singles, one of her 2016 offerings “River” has received critical acclaim and is garnering national traction quite rapidly. Watching her on the stage, she was effortless in her delivery and incredibly thankful. There were so many good comments after her set, many in disbelief that they had not heard of her before.  One thing that intrigued me is her daylight set times. There is a hint of mystery and darkness in her music that suits the nighttime hours. Although she did say it feels a bit weird playing in the daylight, she loves it! 

While she gets to chill out a bit during July she will be going on tour with Coldplay starting in August and the next scheduled appearance for our area is slated for October 6th at Irving Plaza. 

Stay tuned for more great music from Bishop Briggs, we will be looking forward to her full release when it is set to go and her return to the area. Check out her single “River” and enjoy her answers to the SIMGE Survey below. 

What sound does your band make?

Trap soul.

If you could have anything fall from the sky what would it be?

Kittens because they always land on their feet.

When I was a kid I used to Love to…

Write emo poetry.

An embarrassing phase in my life was when…

I consistently wore pink shorts with green flamingos printed on them.

The first album I purchased…

Anything Beatles.

The last album I purchased…

Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots.

My Biggest Insecurity…

The fear that people may find out that I’m an alien.

You can easily win me over by…

Being authentic.

Sometimes when I feel inspired when I listen to coast modern because of how cool their production is.

After a show people compliment me most on my…

Sweatiness. 

Something most people do not know about me is…

That I’m a spy.

The band/artist that altered my perception on life is the Beatles because they wrote without fear of judgement.

If not for music I would probably….

Be finding a way to make music.

What are your favorite song lyrics?

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

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