Antigone Rising is a rock band comprised of Nini Camps, Cathy Henderson and Kristen Ellis-Henderson who have established a reputation for being true to themselves. While the New York trio’s high-energy performances have earned the long term devotion of fans, it is the band's social activism that continues to push the group forward. The band's nonprofit, Girls Rising, has taken the group around the world on a musical mission to empower and inspire girls to be all they can be and their annual music festival hosting both established and up and coming female artists is one of the only music festivals in the world of its kind.
A Brief History
Early on, Antigone Rising established a reputation as a grassroots touring band, with a tour calendar packed year round. By 2003, their independent success landed them a record contract with Warner Music Group’s Lava Records. Their major label debut, From the Ground Up, became one of the first releases marketed through Starbucks chains nationwide, selling over a half million copies. After touring with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers and more, a corporate shake up led the band back to the indie world, loyal fanbase intact. That loyal fanbase has continued to support the band's efforts for the past twelve years.
The band's new full length album, True Joy, will be available out in January, 2022. Several songs were recorded prior to the Covid shut down and have been waiting on the shelf for a proper debut. In line with their mission to support women artists, the band worked mostly with female producers, writers, engineers, directors, and graphic designers to get a finished product they feel really proud of.