Athena Andreadis‘ new album, Peeling Apples, has just been released. In her second album, Athena collaborates with great artists including Richard Causon (Ryan Adams, Ethan Johns, Rufus Wainwright), Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone), and Tobias Froberg (Ane Brun). The artwork was co-designed with Darren Evans (EMI UK artwork designer for the likes of David Bowie) with the booklet peeled bit like an apple to reveal flowing waves of lyrics…
Athena will launch the new album at a unique concert at the Bush Hall in London on Tuesday 27 March. She will be joined by the great Roy Martin (drums), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Richard Causon (mandolin, keys, guitars) who co-wrote two songs on Ryan Adam’s “Gold” record, and plays on the incredible Ethan Johns records, and other artists I love like Rufus Wainwright & Kings of Leon, Eric Appapoulay (guitar, percussion, BVs) who produced tracks on Plan B’s “The Defamation of Strickland Banks” record and plays with Cat Stevens (Yusuf).
Described by the British press as “a rare diamond”, “Brave and original. A remarkably fine singer songwriter”, “A cross between Fiona Apple, Kate Bush and Nerina Pallot”, Athena keeps touching people’s hearts with her powerfully emotive voice.
Born in London, Athena is part of London’s melting pot and creative talent, collaborating, recording, performing and writing with international musicians and songwriters. Having received rave reviews by the British press and headlining sold out venues and festivals ranging from the South Bank Centre in London to Glastonbury, Athena is establishing herself firmly in the British music scene. A one hour documentary about her voice & music entitled MyMusic aired on Channel 5 in 2008 and SkyArts in 2009-2010 with Athena being hailed as one of the leading new UK singers and songwriters.
Her first record Breathe With Me also received major publicity in Greece (Sony), while Peeling Apples reached No 12 in the combined charts for several consecutive weeks and was playlisted on 6 major radio stations.