Antigone Rising New Release

Antigone Rising

After a busy year of touring Whisky & Wine, New York based all-female band Antigone Rising are back on the road again!

With the announcement of their new release, Whisky & Wine, Volume 2, the band is set to kick off their new tour at Jammin Java in Vienna on March 6th.

“With W&W Vol. 2 the songs have gotten much more personal, the productions a little more elaborate.  These songs all have something to say,” reveals Kristen Ellis-Henderson (bass/vocals).  “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 Volume One, co-written with Nashville songwriter Lori McKenna (Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes), kept the band active for most of 2014. Their single “That was the Whiskey”, premiered on CMT and trended in the Top 10. It was nominated in the “Country Song” Category at The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards.

This is certainly a band to look out for, having toured with such A-listers as Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones. They aren’t without their social merit either; Antigone Rising were appointed as cultural ambassadors by the US government to tour Israel and the Middle East, and Kristin Ellis-Henderson appeared on the cover of Time Magazine with wife Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson (president/CEO of GLAAD) for a feature on marriage equality.