Aussie singer carves a big sound out of twee-pop.
No matter how hard Aussie musician Lenka tried, she couldn't escape music. "I was forced to learn piano and trumpet, but I really hated it. My parents bribed me," says the daughter of a jazz musician. After first trying her hand at acting (Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett got her her first serious acting gig, and she's appeared in a few independent films since), Lenka started to take her musical talents seriously when a role for a play called upon her to sing, which led to a vocalist spot with the band Decoder Ring. Lenka then lit out for Los Angeles, recording her self-titled debut, a gorgeously sweet pop album filled with her sly wit and tons of hooks. Lucky for audiences everywhere, Lenka takes bribes.
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