Every so often, an already accomplished musical act adds a new member and instantly becomes better for it. Such is the case with Provo, Utah’s memoryfield, the blossoming collective of artists revolving around Billy R. Preston and Juliet Gamero. Risen from the ashes of the Austin-based band dizzybloom, the veteran songwriting team recently enhanced their sound by joining forces with indie pop singer and television licensing queen Iris.
Memoryfield have so far defied attempts to categorize their intriguing blend of ’70s progressive rock and early ’80s electro-dance beats. Writers have compared their intelligent brand of music to a combination of Rush and The Smiths. Adding further intrigue to memoryfield’s repertoire is their inclusion of classic anthemic rock and roll songs, including David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” and The Who’s “See Me, Feel Me.”
Preston and Gamero have garnered both critical acclaim and a solid fan base by following a simple, yet sometimes risky, mantra: Nothing is off limits when it comes to instrumentation. From their use of traditional instruments such as 12-string acoustic guitars and Hammond B3 organs to their experimentation with Indian tabla drums, sitars, and theremins, memoryfield bravely leave no stone unturned as they attempt to bring to life the sounds inside their heads.
Now, with the addition of pop singer Iris, memoryfield are equipped for even more widespread
success. Influenced by singer/songwriters such as Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple, Iris has built a career based on songs catchy enough to be featured on House Hunters, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and numerous Huffington Post YouTube videos.
Cover of Elvis Costello – ‘Alison’
Other Memoryfield Tracks