Lotte Kestner / Bio

"It’s like the Little Match Girl instead sold all of her matches and bought a guitar."
- {Sic} Magazine

China Mountain and Stolen are available to purchase as CDs at www.saintlouprecords.com

Lotte Kestner is the solo project of Anna-Lynne Williams of Trespassers William.

China Mountain (named after a mountain range in southern Oregon) was recorded over a year in her basement bedroom, and mixed in a Seattle studio with Trespassers bandmate Matt Brown. Jeff Martin of Idaho appears on two of the album's tracks.

Stolen is a collection of covers ranging from New Order to Vic Chesnutt and was recorded and mixed by Williams.

Her most recent collaboration is with Robert Gomez and is called Ormonde, with a debut album due to come out on Hometapes in the new year.

"In the vein of My Bloody Valentine, Jolie Holland, and perhaps even Codeine, those remarkable shoe-gazers that were part of Sub Pop's early catalog. Williams' music is moody, inward, and her lyrics are wonderfully unpredictable."

- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Even though it doesn't matter what she's singing--the mood translates well through melody and instrumentation--it's lucky for the listener that the lyrics are included in the CD booklet. The sheer poetry of the songs is remarkable."

- Seattle Sound

General Info

Band Members
Anna-Lynne Williams
Artist Name
Lotte Kestner
Profile Page
Active Since
Folk / Shoegaze / Indie

Contact Info

Seattle, WA