July sees the month when America stupidly decided to gain independence from us, clearly a big mistake as they have now become the worlds most powerful country. At least we showed them in the World Cup……oh I give up.

One thing we both do have in common is the amount of quality bands we produce and in celebration of the 4th July we will feature a band we all can love, Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore, with their beautiful harmonic songs. Debut album ‘In The Wooded Forest’ is due to be released in August but before then they are popping over to the UK this month for a few gigs and an appearance at Secret Garden Party Festival.

The Bio sees more positive quotes from esteemed publications from the other side of the Atlantic that you can shake the proverbial stick at.

"If you've never heard of Savoir Adore, you will. As long as the Almighty God of Indie Rock is a just and righteous god, the pop rock [quintet] headed by co-songwriters Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro is fixin' to explode." - Free Williamsburg.

Even in a scene as vibrant as Brooklyn's, Savoir Adore create something entirely unique and exciting with their addictively lush slant on pop music. As an experimental-pop collective, they paint songs with imagery and imagination while making fans out of the most cynical of critics.

Principal members Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro never imagined they would be getting so much attention, from either the blogosophere or A&R scouts. The band originated purely for fun in 2007, when the two multi-instrumentalist songwriters challenged each other to make a concept album in one weekend. This recording ended up being their first EP, The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with Animals in her Throat.

After their first foray in the studio, the duo continued to create music constantly. "Their songwriting now seems inspired by the musical chemistry Muro and Hammer had upon meeting; it is a chemistry which is kicking and stronger than ever" (Obscure Sound). According to Deidre, "having access to a studio workspace, surrounding ourselves with all kinds of instruments, a brand new collaborative partnership" all of these elements formed a basis of experimentation that became the essence of Savoir Adore."

Their instinctive approach to songwriting combines varied personal influences with their "recording-while-writing" technique, which NPR considers "magical." Says This Week In New York: "[their] pure pop delights and sweet instrumental-heavy tunes.. walk the fine line between nature and technology." The Cantora Records issue of their full-length debut album, In The Wooded Forest, created further buzz and the enthusiasts have steadily followed.

"Definitely one of my bands to watch" - Brooklyn Vegan

"One of 8 NYC Bands You Need To Hear" - L Magazine

"10 Musicians to watch in 2010 - The Best Kept Secret" - NY Post

"Savoir Adore are one of these bands who have proved themselves serious contenders for the title of ‘Most Underrated Band in Brooklyn’" - Free Williamsburg

But Savoir Adore doesn't just live in the studio - they have received serious credibility for their full-band live shows, winning over fans and press with their innate musical "energy, precision and beauty" (Channel 3000), delivering the full spectrum of their recordings with their live line-up.

Savoir Adore’s natural progression has slowly swollen to the point of bursting; in the words of WOXY: "Sometimes demos and promo disc piles on the desk can be intimidating... so we're late on this Brooklyn [five]-piece, but right on time in my book. Their full-length, 'In The Wooded Forest' is superb."

Savoir Adore released their single 'Bodies' on May 18, which includes two remixes (by French Horn Rebellion and Midnight Magic) as well as a self-directed music video. Their upcoming single, We Talk Like Machines, with remixes by Yes Giantess and Emil and Friends will be released July 26.

Deidre Muro, Paul Hammer LIVE w/ Tim McCoy and Gary Atturio

The Beatles, Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire, Smashing Pumpkins, The Romantic Era, Slow Jamz

Sounds Like:
Sparkly Adventure Pop. Your Imagination!

Current release and where it's available:
UK: Bodies Single - Itunes Music Store (and other digital retailers)
Machines Single - July 26
In The Wooded Forest LP - August 16.

Any up and coming bands you recommend:
French Horn Rebellion, Darwin Deez, Francis and the Lights, Washed Out

Future Plans:
UK/Euro Tour July 13 - 28. Recording new songs!

Tour Dates:
July 13 - Nouveau Casino (Paris, FR)

July 15 - Old Blue Last (London, UK)
July 16 - Koko / Club NME (London)

July 17 - Proud / Be (London)

July 18 - Wimbledon Calling (London)
July 19 - The Albert (Brighton, UK)
July 20 - Buffalo Bar (Cardiff, UK)

July 22 - Bodega (Nottingham, UK)

July 23 - Elbow Rooms (Leeds, UK)
July 25 - Secret Garden Party - Where the Wild Things Are Stage (Huntingdon, UK)
July 31 - Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)

If you could be the President for one day, what would you do:
Set up an organization that would award grants to bands and other musical projects in the United States.