Trillium Vein/Natalie Paige Bentley Independent Music Awards Nominee
Alternative, multimedia recording artist, TRILLIUM VEIN (Natalie Paige Bentley) of Philadelphia, PA was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee of The 14th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases.
Award winning, multimedia recording artist, Trillium Vein (Natalie Paige Bentley) is nominated among an eclectic mix of established and rising talent nominated in The 14th IMAs, culled from thousands of submissions that were released during the program’s eligibility period. Bentley created the Trillium Vein, award winning, multimedia masterpiece, which includes her concept album, fantasy film, interactive website and storybook which earned Domtar’s Award of Excellence and ForeWords Multimedia Book of the Year, truly creating a one of kind experience for fans combining her music into her own alternative world, a la Tim Burton.
Trillium Vein (Natalie Paige Bentley) earned nominations in TWO categories, Trillium Vein’s music website, www.TrilliumVein.com in the Design category and Trillium Vein - Once Upon a Time Trillium Vein in the Video-Long Form category.
Trillium Vein (aka Natalie Paige Bentley) is a one-of-a-kind DIY artist who combines her music with multimedia environments. In fact, she created her own alternative world, called by some fans. “Planet Trillium,” which is reminiscent of Tim Burton’s work.
Her music, a version of alternative rock and symphonic orchestration supported by haunting vocals and spellbinding lyrics, paints extraordinary pictures.
She’s had music videos in rotation on MTV2, MTV.com, MTVHive.com and FUSE.tv. She also created an award-winning multimedia masterpiece which includes a fantasy interactive film and website, and concept CD and Storybook which earned the “Domtar’s Award of Excellence” and “ForeWords Multimedia Book of the Year.”
Via her award-winning storybook and interactive website, Vein’s music has streamed on multiple Internet outlets, including Jannus Live Music Channel and Women of Substance Radio. She has also scored music for independent productions and directed and produced award-winning music videos for other artists.
Vein created all of this DIY style with the support of fans, friends, social media and networking with industry. “Basically,” she says, “I teach myself how to do ANYTHING and do it over and over until I can do it myself. I do that because it’s cheaper and my vision doesn’t get distorted.” She believes anyone can do it and encourages other DIY artists “to just go for it.”
Most recently, she released her latest record, Planet Trillium, and will be getting nationwide radio exposure via John Flanagan’s Radio & Marketing company (a frequent Music Connectionresource).
To learn more, go to http://trilliumvein.com;
review by D. Jackson (freelance The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Details, ET Weekly) Oct 31,2014
"Hypnotically lush arrangement where Sinead O’Connor meets Evanescence"
Opening with a somewhat narcoleptic dirge-like pace that stays the course, “Maybe” comes off as the kind of ballad Flyleaf or Evanescence might put out. It’s orchestral-ly arranged but really features little more than the usual 70s rock ballad staples of guitars, drums, bass, and synthesizers. And the very self-confident vocals of Trillium’s mastermind, Natalie Paige Bentley. Vocals that dip in and out of Natalie Merchant, Carole King, and Sinead. Sinead more than the others, though not as fiery or confrontational. The do-it-all Bentley has a deep almost manly voice that’s full of self-confidence; and she’s just as self-assured about what it is she’s after musically. Trillium is just Bentley’s persona (which comes with music videos and films), and she’s good at setting up a slightly dark though not at all threatening ethereal mood, one that’s sort of Ziggy Stardust but not as loopy. The lyrics and the writing don’t seem to be as ambitious (not here, anyway—and not as strong or as poignant as her “Elephant in the Room”) or as narrative as her ancillary projects (the videos, the movies, her website), which are near-operatic dioramas not so much peopled with characters and situations as trying to create some sort of alternate universe. One that’s less cosplay and more musiplay, a realm where Trillium reigns supreme as a sort of Stevie Nicks-cum-Daenerys.
Fresh Hype Magazine
October 15, 2014
Trillium Vein is a beautiful artist with stunning vocals but the thing that sets her apart from thousands of vocalist is her impeccably unique style!
Once your reeled in it’s hard to not be impressed by what she has to offer , Her songs have a dark heavy rock feel that is executed very well.
It’s rare that you hear an artist that sounds like no one else making music and that’s when you know you’ve found something special. Listen to her latest song 3:40 to get a feel for her unique style & if you like what you hear be sure to purchase her new album “Planet Trillium”.
Recording Artist Trillium Vein (Natalie Paige Bentley) based out of Philadelphia, PA, is truly a unique one of a kind artist, combining her music into a multimedia experience for fans. Her haunting voice and spellbinding lyrics paint an extraordinary picture for listeners to drive into her mesmerizing world head on. Trillium Vein’s brand new album, “Planet Trillium” is now out everywhere including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and SingerSongwriter.FM’s album tip of the month tip on rotation.
“Planet Trillium” is a brilliant masterpiece of alternative rock, symphonic orchestration, and Trillium Vein’s signature enchantingly haunted vocals, produced by Kevin Wesley Williams & Natalie Paige Bentley.