Antigone Rising – the harmony-driven, song-based, road-tested, all female alt-rock band – has dropped their new album Whiskey & Wine – Volume 2 on iTunes and the band’s website, and has released a brand new video for the album’s first single “Game Changer.”
Sisters Kristen Ellis-Henderson (bass guitar, vocals) and Cathy Henderson (lead guitar, vocals) are joined by Nini Camps (rhythm guitar, vocals) and Dena Tauriello (drums) to form Antigone Rising. They have established themselves, through their musicianship, hard work and just plain likability, as a force of musical nature, which is quite an accomplishment for an all lesbian band that is still up against a predominantly conservative industry.
“With Whiskey & Wine – Volume 2 the songs have gotten much more personal, the productions a little more elaborate. These songs all have something to say,” said Kristen. “It’s important to the band that we write songs that say something about who we are and what we stand for. We are looking forward to touring and performing the songs for a live audience, getting the crowd’s reaction and visiting cities we haven’t been to in quite some time. It’s going to be a great year for Antigone Rising.”
The success of Whiskey & Wine – Volume 1 kept the band on the road for the most part of 2014. The first single “That was the Whiskey,” co-written with Nashville songwriter Lori McKenna (Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes) premiered on CMT trending in the Top 10 and was nominated in the “Country Song” Category at The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards.
Antigone Rising has toured with Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones; were appointed as cultural ambassadors by the United States government to tour Israel and the Middle East; and have also played a part in LGBTQ advocacy, making news when Kristen appeared on the cover of Time with wife Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson (President/CEO of GLAAD) for a feature on marriage equality.