Joker's Daughter (band)
Joker's Daughter was originally a musical collaboration between Greek-English singer/songwriter Helena Costas and producer Danger Mouse who released their debut album The Last Laugh in 2009. Today Helena Costas is backed by a new band and has a new album scheduled for release on 31 October 2011.[needs update]
Born in London but Greek Cypriot by origin, Helena Costas studied violin from ages 7 to 13, then taught herself guitar and keyboards. As she became an adult, her mission came into focus. She wrote songs, and studied music production, and played gigs around London.
Costas first began working with Danger Mouse in 2003, after sending him some home demos. Their debut album appeared on Team Love Records in 2009, and features Scott Spillane (of Neutral Milk Hotel) on brass instruments. Their debut, The Last Laugh, features Josh Klinghoffer and Steven Nistor.
The single "Mind of Gold" was released on 3 October 2011, and includes the b-side tracks, "Handful of Nothing" and Iron Maiden cover "Infinite Dreams".
- Further Reading
- Review, Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013.
- Review, SPIN
- Review, Pitchfork Media
- Review, Billboard. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013.
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