Just confirmed today, Jennie Abrahamson will be headlining the next Ja Ja Ja London in February.
Jennie Abrahamson –Gemini Gemini
New Album – Impact Date 27th March 2015
Jennie has just completed a tour supporting former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel on his mammoth world tour, covering 9 countries over the last 2-months, helping her drawing comparisons to Kate Bush recently. She fills in for the latter live onstage with Peter including on his famous hit Don’t Give Up drawing a great reception both live and in press, many suggesting she suitably conquers one of Bush’s greatest vocals including great coverage in The Times, Q Magazine & The Line Of Best Fit
“The War, with its tribal drums, swelling strings and ethereal vocals, will certainly draw comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, The Knife and Bat For Lashes.” – Q Magazine
“It’s catalystic, percussion-heavy battlecry anthemry – pretty fitting given its moniker – that’ll whip you up into a frenzy with infectious hooks, serrated basslines and tribal beats. It’s primal, visceral even.” – The Line Of Best Fit
Modern Stockholm seems to be the perfect breeding ground for bands and artists in the line of northern melancholy. So let us introduce you to singer-songwriter Jennie Abrahamson whose critics have been calling her a younger, more accessible Kate Bush. After a few years finding her musical ground in different bands and touring as a musician with other artists, Jennie decided to go solo.
The pop songstress now arrives with her first official UK album release, Gemini Gemini. Produced by Jennie with longterm colleague Johannes Berglund (The Knife, Shout Out Louds, Owen Pallet), the recipe is equal parts of 80’s, wide expanses of northland, bell-like Asian kitsch and noisy rhythms from warmer countries. The melodic rawness of the album is often driven by tribalesque rhythms and the albums central themes resonate through each song; our ability to be rational and irrational, good and evil and our elusive separation of sense and sensibility.
The first single, The War is driven by a rolling beat and sermonic choir urging for equal rights alongside Abrahamson’s soft yet expressive vocals. Phoenix, a parallel universe presented on a breeze of aerial vocals and Snowstorm – a melodic platter of a possible new impending ice age – we’re taken on a journey where the challenge is to bring out the best in ourselves.
The general arrangements are beautifully put together and an absolute joy to hear. It’s an inspired, rugged, smart, emotive, coolly modern piece of indie pop. Jennie Abrahamson is the perfect amalgamation of Robyn, Lykke Li and St Vincent, whilst maintaining her own quirky yet straightforward sound.
Jennie is currently on tour supporting former Genesis lynchpin Peter Gabriel (UK Tour Dates below) and will be releasing Gemini Gemini on 27th March 2015.
2015 Live Dates – Jennie Abrahamson
19th February 2015 – Ja Ja Ja Music – The Lexington, London