Perhaps best known for her work with Placebo -- particularly on their 2006 release Meds -- British composer and violinist Fiona Brice started her career at the end of the '90s when she graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. Originally performing with Dream City Film Club and contributing to their 1999 release In the Cold Light of the Morning, Brice spent her time performing with other London-based bands including Tram and Jack. Alongside work as a session violinist -- she appeared on U.K. TV with the likes of Gorillaz, Sophie-Ellis Bextor, and Sugababes -- Brice also started arranging for other artists, with her first work appearing on Dream City Film Club's Michael J. Sheehy's debut solo album, Sweet Blue Gene, in 2000. Around the same time, she made appearances on albums by the likes of Vashti Bunyan, Tindersticks, and Ed Harcourt. In 2005, Brice started working with Placebo on their fifth studio album. Continuing to work with the group on their follow-up, Battle for the Sun, she also joined them on their world tour in 2009, including their semi-acoustic performance at Cambodia's Angkor Wat. Brice's arranging and orchestrating continued, and by 2015 she had worked with a wide variety of artists like Kanye West, Anna Calvi, John Grant, Kate Nash, and others. Although her work with other artists had dominated her career, it wouldn't be long before Brice set about recording an album of her own. Released by Bella Union in the summer of 2016, her all-instrumental debut album, Postcards From, was inspired by her travels around the world, with each track bearing the name of a city or town she'd visited. ~ Rich Wilson
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