CD Release with Special Guest Ryan Guldemond
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Long before she was known as Rykka, the Vancouver-born singer-guitarist was a staple in clubs and cafés around the world, where she performed acoustic sets and honed a quirky folk sound.
But as she began to write her latest set of songs, her music took on a new form. The electric guitars became jagged and distorted, the synthesizers danceable, the vocals simultaneously tuneful and hollering. Bursting with hard-hitting rock arrangements and hook-laden pop melodies (interspersed with the occasional down-tempo number), this is music that carries a slap-you-across-the-face immediacy.
"For the last year, I've been writing in seclusion, really far away," she says of her exploratory creative burst. "The music has evolved so much from where it was."
With an album complete and various video projects underway, there's no mistaking this as the same artist who once recorded under her given name of Christina Maria. Now that she's discovered the hedonistic thrill of dance floor-friendly rock, she'll never go back.
"We are enthusiastic about Rykka! . . . danceable loud e-guitars & synthesizers with driving drums. Alt-pop that is fun and youthful with the right dash of adult maturity." Schimun Krausz - Rockstar Magazine CH
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