Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Beautiful & fierce alternative pop/rock with evocative/eclectic influences
Sole release, That's the way it is today (1997)
No current web presence (1/09)
Margot O'Breslin is a fierce pianist and singer, but her style is quite different from Tori Amos'. She is sure to hear the "Sounds Like Tori" refrain in reviews of her work, but the difference between them shows how the comparison of all female singers who base their music on the piano to Tori and Kate Bush is fairly meaningless other than as a point of departure. For me Margot adds a very focused passion and sound to the girl-and-piano thing. I would compare her more to Pepper McGowan, Emm Gryner, and Imogen Heap than to Tori Amos, except to people who hadn't heard of those artists. (Though in many ways I would compare That's the way it is today to Tori Amos' Boys for Pele.)
Recommended first album:
That's the way it is today (1997)
1997—O'Breslin Music/Eve Records
Mail order from bunnington @ aol . com
Highly recommended for fans of fierce rock
Margot O'Breslin—piano, vocals, synthesized percussion
Jesse Preston—bass guitar
For those who were looking for a more structured Boys For Pele, this might be the album for you. It has the creative depth of Tori Amos' Boys For Pele, but seems far more intentional/focused—more in-your-face—and less rambling. The lyrics are allusive and hard to pin down entirely but seem more complete.
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