The Puppini Sisters Prep for Release of New Album
The Puppini Sisters are amazing. Ever since they emerged swingin' and singin' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from Company B)" in 2006 I've been involved in a lengthy love affair with these three beauties. The Puppini Sisters are Marcella Puppini, Stephanie O'Brien and Kate Mullins (not sisters) and they have perfectly mastered that distinct 1940s sounds, popularized by such groups as The Andrews Sisters, for whom their name was derived. The girls released their debut album, Betcha Bottom Dollar, back in May of 2007 in America via Verve Records. The album featured classic tracks like "Mr. Sandman," "Sisters," and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from Company B)" as well as reinterpretations of newer songs including "Wuthering Heights," (Kate Bush) and "Heart of Glass" (Blondie). The trio's sophomore album, The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo came out in the States in February 2008 and featured the same mix of old and new, including a fantastic cover of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love," and "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles. In 2010, the girls' also released a Christmas album, however I've been waiting for what feels like an eternity for a new album of original material. Well, it sounds like the wait is almost over! Per the girls Facebook:
"Dearest All. Half of our new album (due out later this year BTW...) has been mastered. It's the final hurdle, and it sounds pretty darn good. Things, are going well today. Photo shoot is frantically coming together for next week too...I don't really like cameras. I think they feel the same. Either way, enjoy you're day! K"OK. This is great news, however no word just yet on what this new album is going to sound like. I think it's safe to assume that the girls are going to be relying on their beautiful and engaging harmonies and retro-glam image. The question I have is what, if anything are they going to do differently this time? At one point, there were rumors floating around suggesting that The Puppini Sisters were going to release an album of original songs - more up-tempo, dancey songs. That was a long time ago and I can't find my source -needless to say, that album never materialized. Whatever the album sounds like, it will just be nice to have something new from The Puppini Sisters.
While we wait for new Puppini Sisters material, make sure you check out Marcella and The Forget Me Nots, an "all-girl Post-Apocalyptic Cabaret orchestra" founded by Marcella Puppini. Check out a sample of this amazingness on a song called "What Have You Done To Your Face?", which features on Twisted Cabaret Volume 1, available on iTunes HERE. Make sure you also check out The Puppini Sisters' back catalog on iTunes HERE and the fabulous video for "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from Company B)" below.