|Nicole Dollanganger — Observatory Mansions |
Nicole Dollanganger — Observatory Mansions
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Album release: January 10, 2014
Record Label: x
01. Observatory Mansions (3:41)
02. Rampage (3:28)
03. Creek Blues (4:25)
04. Sleepy Towns And Cemeteries (2:54)
05. Choking Games (2:17)
06. Angels Of Porn (2:14)
07. Nara Dreamland (2:50)
08. Please Just Stay Dead (2:46)
09. Don't Be Scared (0:48)
•• Thank you to my best Pal Kevin for letting me use pieces of a conversation he and i had in choking games. Album title taken from Edward Carey's wonderful novel.
•• Folk minimaliste et intimiste par une jeune Canadienne. A découvrir.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NicoleDollangangerMusic (Nicole Dollanganger (a.k.a. Nicole Bell) the great singer from Canada :) BTW: This is just a fanpage about her, it's not herself!)
DANIEL THOMAS, MARCH 15, 2013
•• IMN — Hello, please introduce yourself to yourself and your music to the uninitiated.
•• My name is Nicole Dollanganger and I’m a 21 year old singer-songwriter from a very small town in Ontario, Canada. What started as a little pastime during months where I was on bed rest turned into something I really hope I can always do. I write songs and create artwork for them to try and share the things I’ve always wanted to say but was never quite sure how to. Every obsession, embarrassment, sadness and happiness I’ve ever felt is tucked away somewhere in them.
:: How did you start playing music?
•• I only began song-writing a little over a year ago, but most of my friends are very musically inclined, so I’ve been in that environment for years. When I was young I was briefly put into a few classes but was easily discouraged and didn’t continue. Then a little over a year ago I found myself fumbling around with the guitar a little bit, recorded myself with my webcam’s microphone and posted my first song “Coma Baby” onto my blog.
:: Tell us about your latest single/EP.
•• Dawn Wiener: Embarrassing Love Songs: I decided to take all of the live recordings of love songs I had written between albums and put them into their own album dedicated to Dawn Wiener, the protagonist of Todd Solondz’ “Welcome to the Dollhouse”. Dawn is this strange little girl who becomes obsessed with an older guy and her determination to sleep with him and become his girlfriend reminds me (and probably a lot of others) of every time I’ve stupidly fallen in love.
:: What was your best ever gig?
•• I’ve never played a live show. Shortly after writing my first song “Coma Baby” I became extremely ill, and so my music has always been limited to my home and means of recording as almost every song I’ve written has been during a period where I was very sick or bed written throughout recovery. However, playing a live show is both a dream and a fear of mine, something I really hope I can accomplish this summer.
:: What’s the worst thing about being a musician?
•• For me, it is just feeling limited in my means of creating. I have little-to-no musical education, which makes it very hard to create the things I want to easily.
:: What inspires you?
•• I’m usually most inspired by people I meet, both good and bad, and experiences I’ve had. I’ve always felt that my desire to write songs came from a need to make something tangible out of an abstract feeling or obsession.
:: If you won a billion pounds what would you do with it?
•• I would buy a mobile home big enough for mine and my pug Frederick’s things and move with him to a trailer park in Arkansas and then I could buy all of the memorabilia and collections I wanted!
:: Out of your songs: which is your favourite and why?
•• I think I would say “True Love Cafe” because it’s really one of the only songs of mine that makes me very happy!
:: What are you plans for the future? Do you still want to be playing music?
•• Musically my future is very uncertain, but I do know that I will probably always continue to write songs if for nothing but myself. I would really love to be able to expand my understanding of music and instruments, as I’m very limited currently.
:: Finally, we’re always looking to expand our musical horizons. Do you have any recommendations of bands or artists we should be looking out for?
•• My first thought was to recommend Elijah and the Lions but I see you’ve already found him and his wonderful music! I would also recommend Safe to Say (a band) and Daspatch (a solo artist), a group of extremely talented and fascinating guys I’ve had the privilege of knowing and growing up along side.
|Nicole Dollanganger — Observatory Mansions |