San Francisco’s musical sensation, Doe Eye, sang to a packed crowd over at Bottom of the Hill for the annual Noise Pop festival, alongside Family of the Year and Rin Tin Tiger. Doe Eye has been a true embodiment of success in the Bay Area music scene for her quick rise to stardom, from representing the West Coast in Billboard’s Battle of the Bands to hosting a video premiere for her single, Hotel Fire, on MTV (just to name a few).
Singer Maryam Qudus simply started with creating an EP to show her teachers and classmates at Berklee College of Music. To her surprise, the EP started to receive shares on multiple blogs and played on multiple radio stations. The station most famous to the Bay Area for showcasing outstanding Bay Area bands and musicians, Live105, hand-selected I Hate You to play on their Sunday night program featuring outstanding musicians in the Bay Area, Soundcheck in the same week Qudus released the track.
“It started spreading like wild before I had even left for school,” explains Qudus. “My music career started to do well unexpectedly and very fast.”
Qudus’ songs are the perfect combination of smoky, sultry, soulful lyrics, especially seen in her most recent EP, Hotel Fire (released September 2012), recorded with John Vanderslice and Magik*Magik Orchestra.
At the moment Qudus is working with John Vanderslice (Dodos, Death Cab For Cutie) on her debut full-length album, hopefully to be released this fall.
Listen to Hotel Fire on Bandcamp here.
Highlight Tracks: Drive, Falling Up, Hotel Fire,