The Cabin Project
The Cabin Project is an orchestral indie pop band from the Portland whose sound stems from anthemic choruses, three-part harmonies, rich lyricism and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Bon Iver, Feist, and Mates of State.
Born in an attic studio lined with Douglas Fir, the band started as a project of Katie Sawicki, a former-folksinger from Brooklyn who became inspired by electric guitars,
keys, synthesizers, and balancing all three onstage. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Sawicki sought out musicians to collaborate with, leading her to music partner Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion, with a preponderance for poetry and onstage mayhem. The band’s newest member is Rebekah Hanson, a PhD in viola recently turned onto delay and effects pedals, creating the band’s strings and bass section.
The Cabin Project released their second album, Heliotrope, in October of 2013. The album came together after passing demos back and forth between coasts and collaborating with a variety of talented musicians from all over the country. The Cabin Project has worked hard to build the community of influences and collaborations that surround Heliotrope, and what results is a culminated sound that chimes earnest, reverent, and full of warmth. Their newest release, Sine, is an EP of songs taking the band’s indie rock sound to the next level.
Two Twenty Two
Two Twenty Two is a film music company founded by London-based composers, Daisy Coole and Tom Nettleship. They have collaborated with filmmakers both in the UK and USA, with films accepted into festivals including Cannes Entr'2 Marches, the leading international festival for disability films. 2017 has already
been a very busy year for Tom and Daisy, with upcoming productions including The Verge (Thunderhawk Productions), War Has No Eyes (Stormy Waters Films) and Third Day (Tin Cowboys Productions).
The majority of More Than Only had already been filmed before Tom stumbled upon some beautifully shot stills posted on Instagram. They immediately contacted writer & director Michelle Leigh to ask about the concept, and discovered a coming-of-age love story with stunning performances. This maturely told story from the perspective of a gay man is a dream job, and Tom and Daisy believe the telling of such stories is now more important than ever. This film needs to happen.