“I believe she has a unique talent; a knack for writing interesting and catchy tunes combined with some adept guitar playing.” - Winston Hauschild
Extended Bio / Press release
Incendiary Sweet is the singer-songwriter/indie rock project of Victoria Feige. She’s an adaptive surfing world champion, and multi-instrumentalist wheelchair user. After a snowboarding accident left her partially paralyzed at age 18, she returned to skiing, surfing and playing music.
When the pandemic shut down surf competitions, she turned her energy toward livestreams, writing and recording. “I’ve played music since I was a kid, played in bands in high-school, but I was always hesitant to perform post-injury. It’s rare to see a wheelchair user on stage. I was afraid it would be awkward and I would be judged as a token or a novelty. When everything shifted online, every open mic was accessible and I could control the camera angle so the music was the focus. I discovered my voice and guitar work was good enough to stand for itself. The momentum kept building.”
An unexpected silver lining of the covid shut-downs led to recording with Vancouver producer Winston Hauschild for her debut tracks. Winston Hauschild specializes in breakthrough recordings for emerging artists. As Winston described “Her drumming background and rhythm guitar skill is unique among singer-songwriters. She is an emerging artist with potential.”
Her music is influenced by Metric, Jack Johnson, Tegan & Sara and Dave Grohl. Incendiary Sweet’s first singles were released June 4 with Disaffect Scrolling Thru and July 30 with Rolling On. Mike Mineo of Obscure Sound reviewed Disaffected Scrolling Thru as "engages initially with a lush guitar-laden bounce and amiably lush vocals, asking "can you be someone you've never been?”. Jane Howkins of York Calling described "Elements of pop, folk and alternative rock. Victoria has a fantastic singing voice and it really works well with the style of the track - I really enjoyed the main melody and the guitarwork on the track is fabulous."
The tracks received nationwide community radioplay, CanQueer podcast plays, numerous Spotify playlisting including Exclaim’s Eh! List inclusion and three months on the Top 20 of the From The Strait IndieList chart. Jen Dan of The Record Stache wrote "Like the musician’s contrasting name, her music is also full of duality sonically. Latest single 'Disaffected Scrolling Thru' is a hybrid of catchy folk-pop verses and stirring indie rock chorus sections, all tied together with heartfelt vocals and perceptive lyrics."
Incendiary Sweet has performed paid livestreams with Sessions Live and played in person shows in the past with members of Hey Ocean and Parlour Steps. She was selected for 2021 Vancouver Intl. Film Fest (VIFF) AMP Talent Accelerator program. Incendiary Sweet was encouraged to keep recording with Winston Hauschild with a City of Vancouver & CreativeBC’s Vancouver Music Fund recording grant. She is accustomed to working hard with her surfing and her healthcare career as a physiotherapist, Incendiary Sweet has the talent and the energy to go far in music. Her 3rd single “Fairytales” featuring syncopated acoustic guitar, analog TR-808 and cheeky lyrics will be released Oct 8 2021.