Acclaimed event series Ja Ja Ja is back for this November bringing three brand new Nordic artists to your attention to Berlin’s FluxBau. Danish pop power-house Iris Gold will be bringing a performance packed full of energy, huge tunes and dazzling vocals. Iris will be joined by hotly-tipped Norwegian newcomer Amanda Tenfjord, whose recent single ‘No Thanks’ has made her the talk of the new-music-town. And the third act of the evening will be Finland’s The Hearing, who seamlessly mixes synths with modern Scandinavian aesthetics, creating a whole new genre of melancholic melodies that you won’t be able to resist. We’re offering readers the chance to come along, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
The Danish singer Iris Gold has impressed everyone with her music, which is rooted in a genuine hip-hop and soulfulness pop vibes. She grew up in the hippie community Christiania in Copenhagen, where she was listening to 70’s Jefferson Airplane Beastie Boys and anything in between. This year Iris Gold and her sexy band have been performing around in Europe at festivals such as Roskilde Festival, By:Larm, Reeperbahn Festival and SPOT Festival. Iris gold live is an experience that pays tribute to Prince, Wu Tang Clan and Janelle Monae. Not to be missed out! She will release some new singles soon, and hopefully, her debut album will be ready for the spring 2019.
Already drawing comparisons to pop heavyweights Adele and London Grammar, 20-year-old AMANDA TENFJORD is hotly tipped in 2018. “There’s a promising power inside her which is definitely worth keeping an eye on in the year ahead” – NME Magazine. Tenfjord’s soaring ambition extends far beyond her powerhouse choruses, with the Trondheim-based artist amassing more than 1.7 million streams with no management or label backing. She was also recently awarded the Forbildeprisen, with previous recipients including Aurora and Gundelach.
Following appointments with A:Larm, Trondheim Calling and Klubbøya, Amanda Tenfjord is welcomed to Propeller Recordings esteemed artist roster (Highasakite, Dagny, Hanne Hukkelberg and Sløtface). New music is promised early 2018, with Tenfjord emerging from successful co-writes with Odd Martin Skålnes (NO) and multi-platinum producer, mixer and songwriter James Earp (UK).
The Hearing is the solo alias of Finnish musician Ringa Manner. She mixes her synths with modern Scandinavian aesthetics and a wide range of melodies & vocal harmonies over melancholic but hopeful lyrics. The latest single ’When In Doubt Repeat These Words’ was released in April 2018. In the song, the artist conveys messages of acceptance over insecurity and love over hate.
The Hearing has played close to 300 shows in close to 20 countries around the world including her native Finland. She has released two albums, ’Dorian’ (2013) and ’Adrian’ (2016), and is currently working on a third album called ’Demian’.
What? Ja Ja Ja Berlin with Iris Gold, Amanda Tenfjord + The Hearing
Where? FluxBau, Berlin
When? Thursday 15th November, 20:00-23:00
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