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Diamonds, Moon and Mean Tambourine

Sylvia Platypus

A little of this, a little of that. Like the only-one-of-its kind duck-billed, egg-laying mammal, the result is a unique creature.

Diamonds, Moon and Mean Tambourine is the third release by Sylvia Platypus. Like its predecessors, it’s full of surprises- hopping genres and sub-genres of folk and rock track by track. There are instrumentals and songs, originals and covers showcasing Sylvia Platypus’s wide range of influences. This album promises something for everyone who appreciates classic sounds. “Imagine Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed and Leo Kottke walking into a bar where Nina Simone is doing shots of Glenfiddich with David Gilmour.”

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Last Hurrah

Sylvia Platypus

Celtic-flavored rock/folk/blues. Remember when an album was full of surprises? Remember when every track didn't sound like every other track? Memorable songs. Captivating instrumentals. Vocals with "lost art" expressiveness...

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Sylvia Platypus

Sylvia Platypus

"Psycho-celtic glam-blues"

Artist, songwriter, visionary and wearer-of-many-hats Janet Bressler fronts her latest group, Sylvia Platypus- Philadelphia's (and possibly the world's) only psycho-celtic glam blues band. With distinctive vocals, soulful lead guitar, a kick-ass rhythm section and the inventive usage of highland and uilleann pipes and tin whistles Sylvia Platypus creates a memorable musical experience. If Edith Piaf partied with the Yardbirds on a windswept moor, it might sound something like this. On this 6 song EP the band introduces its wide range of styles and influences- from take-no-prisoners rock'n'roll, to traditionals, to meditative musings, to rousing reels. Want to hear more?

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