Lester The Fierce is Anita Lester; a Melbourne based chanteuse who sings
and writes about love, sex, death and the weather. Anita has been a
silent fixture in the Australian music scene, making a name for herself
with her haunting voice, ghost-writing for many artists as well as being
the singer of folk-pop band Me and The Grownups.
She started playing in dark experimental bands from about 18, both
writing and then singing. In 2006 she formed classical folk pop trio, 'Me
and the grownups' with composer, Jonathan Dreyfus and flamenco
guitarist and film composer Adrian Sergovich- They not only gained a
large alternative following, but widely spread critical acclaim.
After touring nationally to all major jazz clubs, multiple times, Anita
felt that maybe her calling was slightly more inclined to alternative pop
and folk inspired rock.
Me and the grownups broke up in 2010.
After a break from music pursuing her other passion and job as a
children's book illustrator (which she still continues to do), she decided
to record her debut solo EP 'the summer deluge' with Colin Leadbetter
(Whitley, Dirt Farmer). This is when Lester the Fierce (imagined from a
potential children's book
hero) was born.
On the back of her stunning first release, LTF decide to try her luck in
America, leaving with a single 'colours' (which music video was also
animated by Anita).
It did better than expected gaining high rotation on independent radio
radio and more importantly, attracting interest from international labels.
In mid 2012 LTF was picked up by an indie label in NYC and caught the
eye of the infamous Kevin Agunus (responsible for Edward Sharp and The
Magnetic Zeros, Gotye and Cold War kids to name a few). He quickly
brought her to Sound City Studios with intention to record LTFs debut
Now back in Australia, Lester The Fierce is releasing her second self-
titled EP. Collecting some of the most prolific young musicians in
Melbourne (such as: drummer Justin Olsson - Fearless Vampire
Killers, multi-instrumentalist Noah Earp - local folk music legend, bass
player Louis Gill - Australia's best kept secret and guitarist Danny Cox -
man of 1000 pedals), she has teamed up with producer/composer
Jonathan Dreyfus to create a piece of 'pop-art'.
It's an exciting and long awaited evolution and has been highly