The Jilted Brides are a psychedelic folk/electronic duo originally from Melbourne, Australia. Psychedelic in the original Greek means 'clarifying the soul'.
Tanya sings and creates video projections for our performances, Nicole sings, plays keys and writes and produces the songs.
We formed in December 2007, and Larceny of Love of Love is our first album. Larceny of Love is divided into two 'sides' - psychedelic ballads then electronic hymns.
The Jilted Brides sing about heartache, the dark night of the soul, spiritual yearnings and desire. Our music is both sacred and profane, just like love.
We left Australia in May 2008 and traveled and performed around the USA until October 2008, when we arrived in Pittsburgh and decided to base ourselves here.
Heres what one Pittsburgh music critic (from Pop City, February 2009) has said about our album:
"With traces of the Carpenters, Mazzy Star, Animal Collective protégée Tickley Feather, and Sub Pop depressive Tiny Vipers, Larceny of Love wallows through the muck of loss, and into the light of reclamation. “Rescue” comforts listeners “it’s dark where you’ve been, it’s hard what you’ve seen”; “Love is Everywhere” reassures us “there is a future where love is everywhere”; and “Road to Freedom”—a twangy, seductive track about finding power in the let-go—could very well be the Jilted Brides’ theme song. Since uniting two years ago, Nicole and Tanya have set out on their very own road to freedom. After recording Larceny of Love in just six weeks in a shed behind Nicole’s Melbourne home, the Jilted Brides decided to leave Australia behind, and set off on an American adventure that is still in unveiling itself."
As an added bonus, the artwork for our album was created by Kuba Fiedorowicz, who is one of the most gifted visionary painters in the world. Our 'two brides' logo is his - based on a dream he had before he even met us!
In addition to performing, we are also writing a book about our adventures. You can also see some video clips we made ourselves on the road in America on our MySpace site.