Once upon a time, two sisters named Kelly and Kamille concocted a musical style that entwined their classical training and lush pop sensibilities. They called themselves KARMINA – “song” in Latin – and wrote melodies inspired by soulful creators from Brahms to Bjork to The Beatles.
Since then, KARMINA’s imaginative arrangements and rich vocal harmonies have appeared on major television shows including Pretty Little Liars, Shameless, Ravenswood, CSI: NY, Switched At Birth and How I Met Your Mother, among others. They’ve written, sung, produced and performed a vast catalogue of original music; toured the US, UK and Europe; and opened for Sheryl crow, Sara Bareilles, Carol King, Train and, most recently, John Legend at the Los Angeles Nokia Theatre.
After back-to-back 2013 summer tours of France and Israel, Karmina is full- speed-ahead back in the studio breaking ground with a new record that features the orchestral arranging of storied, award-winning film composer John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon, The Bourne Identity). Critics have described their new cinematic indie-pop sound as “a cross between Florence Welch and Mumford and Sons” replete with vivid imagery and enthralling storytelling. This new release, Queens of Heart, pays homage to powerful women who have made an impact – much like KARMINA strives to do in 2014.