Real name Elizabeth McChesney, though it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, Lissy Trullie is fresh off the New York music circuit causing a stir worldwide. Crafting spritely pop-tinged new wave rock, full of energy but with a scenester cool edge only New Yorkers know how, Lissy typifies everything great about the bands making it on the East coast.
Boasting something strangely Andy Warhol about her, after moving to New York when she was 16, for a long Lissy plied her trade as a model, washing dishes for a local restaurant in between shoots. And after her modelling career really started to take off, previously fronting new campaigns for Chloë Sevigny’s fashion range, she stepped it up on the musical side too.
With a tomboy charm and the seductive looks of Agyness Deyn, her debut EP ‘Self-Taught Learner’ was released earlier this year and threw her into the limelight, instantly becoming one of the coolest front women around.
Though her own music is more than worth the effort, you’ll equally want to check out Lissy’s cover of ‘Ready For The Floor’ by Hot Chip, which has since become a huge online hit.
With a busy end to the year planned for the Lissy and her band, she’ll be hoping they don’t the same bad luck they encountered on their recent European tour when bassist Ian Fenger contracted swine flu in Germany.
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