Michaela Rabina is no stranger to DIY. At only 20 years old, she’s been a part of the thriving Inland Empire DIY scene since 2016, with the arrival of much-loved dream-pop act Caterwall becoming a fixture amongst the backyard crowd, playing alongside acts such as Foliage.
In 2017, following the dissolution of Caterwall, Rabina formed Siam Jem, a fresh guitar-driven indie-pop project that centered her own songwriting and arranging. Inspired by heroes such as Hinds, The Aquadolls, Bikini Kill, and fellow DIY acts, Siam Jem has shared stages with artists such as Hot Flash Heat Wave, BOYO, & The Coathangers. In 2018 so far, the band has released an EP collecting their early material, and performed at several SXSW showcases. The band is set to release a series of singles in 2019.