Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dissimilar South has been categorized as indie rock, new folk, Americana, and even polished pop-country. Whatever they are, their refreshing sound is characterized by rich instrumentation, honest lyrics and luscious harmonies. Though members have come and gone, Dissimilar South's core is the musical relationship between Carter Hodge and Maddie Fisher, now a six year affair. Having released their debut EP in 2019, the band is poised for a delightful full album release in 2021, produced by the Grammy nominated Jason Richmond. Fisher and Hodge bring their songs to life with robust support from some of the best instrumentalists in North Carolina, including Joseph Terrell (Mipso), Alex Bingham (Hiss Golden Messenger), Joe Westerlund (Sylvan Esso, Watchhouse) and Joe McPhail (T.Gold).
Fisher and Hodge met at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where they graduated with degrees in Music, Women's Studies, Environmental Studies, and poetry, collectively. Like most bands, they--along with dear friends and founding members Blake Dodge and Rebecca Chaisson--took whatever gigs they could get their hands on, including the Carolina Honors Gala and a student fundraiser for bladder cancer. Their grassroots fan base grew and are now dispersed as far as New Zealand, though their hometown following is strong. The band has enjoyed playing regularly in the Triangle (Cat's Cradle, the Pour House, Motorco, Local 506, the Cave) and had shows booked in NYC, Philadelphia and Virginia. An unforgettable night was the Treehouse release, a sold-out show at the Cat's Cradle Backroom (Carrboro).
Treehouse can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, and Youtube. Full length album is set to be released in 2021.
"Youth is a funny thing: We are equally cocky and unsure, ricocheting between our childhood memories and our fantasies of the future. On Treehouse, these conflicting feelings are deftly captured."
- Josephine McRobbie, Indy Week