Girl In A Coma Win 2007 Independent Music Award

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Girl In A Coma, signed to Joan Jett's Blackheart Records label, have won a 2007 Independent Music Award in the Song-Punk category for their song "Clumsy Sky." All IMA winners were selected by a panel of celebrity and industry judges, including Snoop Dogg, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Davies, Suzanne Vega and more.

This is the 7th annual Independent Music Awards. The IMA program awards more than 50 honors in categories that recognize achievements by musicians on indie labels in Music, Design, and Video.

Girl In A Coma hail from San Antonio, Texas, land of puffy tacos, lone star beer, and the place where Ozzy pissed on the Alamo. Nina Diaz, who was 12 when the band formed, is often referred to as ³the female version of Morrissey and has been compared to artists as diverse as Bjork, Patsy Cline and Morrissey, himself. Her powerful, expressive voice, mature beyond its years, is unforgettable to anyone who hears her sing. With Jenn Alva on bass and Phanie D on drums, this band has been likened to The Smiths, The Pixies, and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.

 

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The girls recorded their first demo with Boz Borrer, musical director for Morrissey in London in 2004. In 2006, they were picked for SI TV¹s docu series "Jammin” where they were flown to New York and had a surprise meeting with their idol Joan Jett. Joan and her long time producer and song writing partner, Kenny Laguna immediately, on camera signed them to their label, Blackheart Records. Girl In A Coma just completed a fall tour with Morrissey and have opened for Social Distortion, The Pogues, The Smoking Popes, Frank Black and The Catholics, The Epoxies, and will be heading out to Europe for another string of dates with Morrissey in January 2008. Their debut album, Both Before I'm Gone, features the singles and videos for "Clumsy Sky", "Road To Home" featuring Amanda LePore and their latest "Say."

 

 

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