Sixpence None the Richer to reunite for EP, play SXSW
Four years after Austin’s Sixpence None the Richer split up, two of the founding members have decided it's time for a comeback.
The group was best known for the single “Kiss Me” and a couple of inescapable, soundtrack-worthy covers (namely, the La’s "There She Goes" and Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over"). Before the breakup, the band had released four albums.
“[Singer] Leigh [Nash] and I had been making music together since we were teenagers,” Matt Slocum, guitarist and Sixpence founding member, said in a recent press release. “As we approached our 30s, there was a bit of restlessness to explore other things. In the midst of this exploration, I felt a void open up, like I needed to be making music with Leigh.”
The reunited band's first live performance happens this Thursday at the American Songwriter SXSW showcase.
Also in the works is an EP due sometime this spring, as well as a full-length Christmas album; the band's version of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” was featured on season two of Grey’s Anatomy.
In the reunion press release, Nash added, “While we were apart, we both spent a lot of time thinking about the band and what we had taken for granted. One day a few months ago over coffee, we just knew it was time to breathe life back into the gift that God gave us.”
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