Ash Koley- The White EP
Nettwerk Music Group is excited to add Canadian singer/songwriter Ash Koley to its management roster. Ash Koley, along with award-winning songwriter/producer and musical partner Phil Deschambault, have become known throughout Canada for their sophisticated brand of quirky pop music–an eccentric hybrid of Phil’s no-rules approach to pop production and Ash’s velvety voice and emotional delivery.
“Nettwerk stands by its mantra of releasing music that we love, and Ash Koley is no exception to this rule,” says Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride. “Her work with Phil is absolutely brilliant, and I am thrilled to have her join our management roster and look forward to the journey ahead.”
A debut full-length is due in 2010, but in the meantime Ash Koley prepares to release a series of digital EPs comprised of produced demos; The White EP will be released through iTunes and other digital service providers on November 10, with The Blue EP, The Red EP and The Black EP to follow in the coming months. Ash and Phil have also spent time on home-made music videos for most of their songs using what is referred to as “time-lapse photography” – the film frames are captured at a much slower rate, or in this case half-time and played back at normal speed to create the illusion of time moving faster. They also filmed live “Bathroom Sessions” from bathrooms and various locations.
With influences including Eurythmics, The Cardigans, Imogen Heap, Erasure, Madonna and ABBA (Ash actually sang in a Canadian ABBA tribute group!), plus an incredible artistic chemistry between the pair, Ash and Phil create something completely unconventional and refreshing. Music supervisors have already taken notice; the track “Don’t Let Your Feet Touch The Ground” (which will be featured on The Blue EP out in December) was used in an episode of So You Think You Can Dance earlier this year, while other tracks have been featured in the hit Canadian series Degrassi and other films.
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