|Genres||Punk, electro, pop|
|Members||Mary Louise "ML" Platt|
Nicole "Nikki" Lombardi
Spalding Rockwell is a band composed of Mary Louise "ML" Platt and Nicole "Nikki" Lombardi. They are primarily known for their collaboration with Armand Van Helden entitled "Hear My Name" and are featured in the music video. "Hear My Name" reached number 7 on the Billboard dance chart, was top 30 on world and internet charts, made number 34 in the UK Singles Chart, and reached number 32 in the Australian Singles Chart. it also made a music video featuring Spalding Rockwell that was a MTV Europe hit. Spalding Rockwell is self-described as being "equal parts punk, electro and pop."
This group originally appeared in New York City as a punk-hybrid collective composed of Mike Linn (drums), Cezhan Ambrose (guitar), Joe Fiorentino (guitar), Nicole Lombardi (vocals, bass), and ML Platt (vocals). Lombardi and Platt continued on as a duo. ML Platt grew up in New York City. ML was primarily influenced by hip hop, especially Black Sheep, Cypress Hill and Wu-Tang Clan. Later she was inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix. Nikki was influenced by the punk scene. Spalding Rockwell first gained attention as a featured act on Larry Tee’s electroclash circuit. Their full-length LP Kate distributed by Defend Music in 2004 was entirely written, performed and produced by ML and Nikki. Most successful were their hit single collaborations with Armand Van Helden, "Hear My Name" which appeared on Van Helden's record "New York: A Mix Odyssey" in 2004 (released by Sony Southern Fried Records) and "Jenny" in 2005 (released by Ultra Records).
- Skin (as Daughter) (2003)
- Kate (2004)
- "Hear My Name" (2004) (with Armand Van Helden)
- "Je T'Appelle / Hear My Name" (2004) (with Armand Van Helden)
- "The Kate Remixes" (2005)
- http://www.spaldingrockwell.com/bio/bio.html, retrieved October 19, 2006. (No longer the band's website)
Mary-Louise and CZ Rockwell went on after Spalding Rockwell as Los Art Rockwells, link is now extinct:
- http://www.losrockwells.com (non-existent domain)
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