They’re not sisters, and only one, raven-haired leader Marcella Puppini, is Italian. Her confreres in this curious threesome are British lasses Kate Mullins (the blonde one) and redhead Stephanie O’Brien. As the story goes, they met at London’s Trinity College of Music and were inspired by composer Benoit Charest’s score-a wildly inventive hodgepodge of Django-esque guitar work, Bach, hip-hop and clacking bicycle wheels-for the Oscar-nominated, French-Canadian animated gem The Triplets of Belleville to form a vocal group that mirrored Charest’s flair for era- and genre-blurring. Serendipitously, a demo tape found its way into Charest’s hands, and he agreed to produce this, their debut album.
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