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Los Angeles, United States (2007 – present)

A Fine Frenzy is a band led by Alison Sudol (born December 23, 1984 in Seattle, Washington), an American singer, songwriter and pianist. They released their first studio album One Cell in the Sea on July 17, 2007.

Born in Seattle to dramatic-arts teacher parents, Alison moved to Los Angeles, US at the age of five. With her newly single mother, Alison moved frequently around the city. She developed a strong love for the fantastic literary worlds of CS Lewis, EB White, Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens, while becoming a passionate author in her own right.

In an interview with www.spinner.com Alison Sudol shares how she came up with the band’s name “(I) had a bunch of books open on a table, “a fine frenzy” jumped off a page of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and it was just right, though every now and then I wonder if it’s a bit … flowery.”

Alison also immersed herself in classical music, Motown, Aretha Franklin, swing bands, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Technicolor movies and classic 1950’s television.

After teaching herself to play piano, Alison increasingly invested her internal narratives into song form. She found solace in the melodic melancholia of new global British bands Aqualung, Radiohead, Coldplay, Keane, etc… She was also moved by the diatonic minimalism of Philip Glass and the transportive allure of Icelandic music (Björk, Sigur Rós). She graduated from Delphi Academy Los Angeles in 2001. Inspired, Alison Sudol developed the sound of A Fine Frenzy - hypnotic piano arrangements under classic American melody fused into irresistible, atmospheric songs with the power to reach around the world.

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  • Melodeh

    If anyone's looking for new music/artists, Kat Edmonson is awesome! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im4U8749u8Y

    28 Sep 7:26pm Reply
  • Briel2

    and i didn't like Pines at all. sorry i tried so hard to like it but it didn't happen... i just love One Cell in the Sea and Bomb in a Birdcage

    18 Sep 2:27pm Reply
  • Briel2

    what the hell happened with her charts here?

    18 Sep 2:26pm Reply
  • outersuburbia

    <3

    10 Aug 10:43am Reply
  • SaraBeeJim

    Ugh, I can't get enough of Pines, the more I listen, the more I fall in love with. Her best record to date and one of my favorites of all time <3 (2) good to see some pines love

    24 Jun 10:47am Reply
  • gui_x

    so flawless

    22 Jun 6:07pm Reply
  • MachineOfaDream

    I hated Pines at first, but I realized that it kind of gets better towards the end. I now routinely listen to three songs off Pines, up from zero. Still love her to death.

    16 Jun 1:08pm Reply
  • PurplePostRock

    I need to listen to more of her

    6 Jun 6:41pm Reply
  • Unknowingly

    i know atm she is doing some acting, but i don't think she's abandoned music.

    23 May 9:40pm Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    please comeback with an album like pines

    22 May 4:40am Reply
  • henriquees2

    Ugh, I can't get enough of Pines, the more I listen, the more I fall in love with. Her best record to date and one of my favorites of all time <3 [2]

    14 May 8:34pm Reply
  • lunnis

    please don't comeback with an album like pines. [2] < Amen.

    13 May 9:13pm Reply
  • Briel2

    please don't comeback with an album like pines.

    13 May 8:07am Reply
  • Valands

    v She was!

    26 Apr 6:32pm Reply
  • Nigdyezemska

    Was she in CSI:NY once? Just wondering...

    21 Apr 3:14pm Reply
  • Hien-divided

    Just wondering if anyone knows what she's up to now?

    18 Apr 6:47pm Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    Ugh, I can't get enough of Pines, the more I listen, the more I fall in love with. Her best record to date and one of my favorites of all time <3

    1 Apr 8:21pm Reply
  • dario_s_c

    Now Is The Start <3

    2 Mar 4:50pm Reply
  • rafabrios

    Come on, come out! be Happier! Now is the start!

    2 Mar 4:09pm Reply
  • babaloogaful

    So sad but beautiful

    21 Feb 12:46am Reply
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