Kentucky native and Avant-Electro-Pop artist Honeychild Coleman has shared the bill with Cibo Matto, Rasputina, Mike Ladd, Sarah Dorgher, Radio 4, APSCI, Beans, Imani Coppola and TV on The Radio. Known to combine custom electric mountain dulcimer with 1960's surf guitars and live loops in accompaniment to her ethereal vocals, Coleman presents a sonic decoupage both onstage and on the many records she has contributed to.
Honeychild started her musical career during the hot summer of 1993 in the real underground – the New York City Subway system. Busking there, and eventually performing freestyle and improv weekly sets with DJs Olive (we™ /Liminal), Sasha Crnobrnja (Organic Grooves), Lloop (we™), Delmar (Jungle Sky), Fred Ones (Mike Ladd/Sonic Sum) and Badawi (Raz Mesinai) contributed to the unique niche that Coleman created within the New York City electronic scene of the mid-90's.
Her club-to-studio path led to recording with we™ (whose set she gate-crashed at Le Fin de Siecle Festival in Nantes, France), Badawi, Sasha Crnobrnja (Codek), Spectre (whose film "Crooked" she has a cameo role in), Greg Tate's Burnt Sugar Arkestra (electric dulcimer), Shiner Massive Soundsystem (Dub Project of Hip Hop Producer "ill" Will Fulton) , Death Comet Crew (feat. Rammellzee), Apollo Heights (live rhythm guitarist and recorded vocals on TVOTR's Dave Sitek's remix of "Disco Lights" and their cover of House of Love's "Christine"), and Italian electronic group HERE: Jim "Phylr" Coleman(Cop Shot Cop), M.Teho Teardo (Matera / Meathead) and Matteo Dainese (DEJLIGT/ Jitterbugs /Meathead / Ulan Bator), with whom she toured Italy three times.
From 1998 onward Honeychild has also balanced fronting her own alt-rock band (singing/writing/playing guitar), organizing "riott" shows with fellow Sistagrrls & "Afropunk" documentary artists (Simi / Suffrajett, Maya Goddess,Tamar-kali) all over NYC's East Village (3 Riotts at CBGB's, R.I.P.) and Brooklyn, releasing CDs on her bedroom label 8RM Records Brooklyn (USA), playing and touring (2nd guitar) with Apollo Heights (US / UK / Europe) and spinning records as DJ Sugarfree. Solo experimental sets at DJ Olive and Toshio K's Pheno_mena(Tonic) led to performances at Sin-e, Rooftop Films, SHARE, a D.I.Y. tour of Europe at the Wooshi-Wooshi and Cable Records festivals (Barcelona), The OskarvonMillerStrasse Gallery/Performance space (Frankfurt) and ultimately opening for Peaches at the CO-OP Club (Berlin).
January 2009 will mark the debut release of her first full-length album, HALO INSIDE (Come la Luna) on Matteite / Venus Records. In February 2009 the album drops on iTunes as well, followed by a tour of Europe through the end of March.
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