Charming Disaster – I Know You Know
Charming Disaster, from songwriter/performers Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette) and Jeff Morris (of Kotorino), weave dark, often comedic, stories of love, death, crime, and more. Armed with ukulele (Ellia Bisker) and guitar (Jeff Morris) along with the dynamic force of their dueling vocals, the music that they make is both intriguing and accessible but still very different from the same old thing.
On their debut long-player, Love, Crime and Other Trouble (February 2015), you’ll find a wealth of musical styles. There’s the straight-up pop fun of Ocean City and a touch of gypsy-esque folk on Showgirl, the balladeer’s tempo of Wolf Song, the dark foreboding of Ghost Story, the full-on rock of Osiris, and so much more. In fact, Charming Disaster is a perfect example of Vodka’s moniker of “Music that isn’t the same old thing, mostly.” If you aren’t laughing or at minimum smiling from ear to ear after Artichoke, then you are missing your sense of humor.
You can find more information on Charming Disaster by heading up to their website (Tumblr), which thankfully links to everything else social and purchase. You can get a copy of Love, Crime and Other Trouble on the duo’s bandcamp.com site, both as a physical CD or as a digital download, for a very reasonable $10 (US) or more.
Check out Charming Disaster now and make sure you also check out the root band links above for more from Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris.