Label: Double Six/Team Love
Bio: Born in London but Greek Cypriot by origin, Helena Costas studied violin from ages 7 to 13, then taught herself guitar and keyboards. As she became an adult, her mission came into focus. She wrote songs relentlessly, learned the art of production, and gained confidence as a performer as she playe... See Full BioMore Info
The atmospheric folk-pop outfit Joker's Daughter is a collaboration between English-by-way-of Greece singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Helena Costas and genre-bending hip-hop artist/producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Danger Doom, DM & Jemini). Costas, who began her musical career on violin, crafts elegant pop songs that draw on everything from mythology to food to late-'60s/early-'70s British folk -rock. Her correspondence with Danger Mouse began in 2003 with home-recorded demos, which he would then paint with his signature eclectic color and instrumentation. The group's debut album, Last Laugh, arrived in 2009, featuring brass from Neutral Milk Hotel's Scott Spillane and the string arrangements of Daniele Luppi. Their second album was recorded with help from Mike Lindsay (of Tunng), the folk three-piece are now taking it out on the road.
Joker's Daughter stage time: 8pm