Ja Ja Ja is pleased to announce the line up for our April event. Now in its fourth year, the UK's foremost new Nordic night continues a residency that's brought the likes of Mø, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Satellite Stories and Last Lynx to London's The Lexington.
This feted series continues on the 24th of April with something of a singer-songwriter special, presenting the atmospheric pop of Stockholm-based Finn Suvi, Danish pop talent Sebastian Lind and Norwegian electro-folk songstress Farao, plus resident DJs Project Fresh Socksspinning the latest Nordic sounds. Read on for more info about all three acts, alongside video and mp3 links to whet your appetites for this latest offering of excellent Nordic talent.
Ja Ja Ja regulars can become members to get discounted tickets and other Nordic treats on signing-uphere. Tickets are £7 in advance (£5 for Ja Ja Ja members), on sale now from Billetto or more on the door on the night.
Though recently relocated to Stockholm, Suvi, also known as Suvi Richter, grew up surrounded by the sparse beauty of Finland's natural landscape. It's those feelings and childhood memories she draws upon to craft an atmospheric, orchestral pop sound that's reminiscent of Bjork, Woodkid and Peter Gabriel.
Suvi first burst on to the scene in 2013 with her sublimely catchy and bittersweet debut 'Bleeding For Your Love', which garnered critical acclaim and quickly reached the Top 10 on Hype Machine. Second single 'Find You' will be released on the 14th of April via Rabble Records, having already caught the attention of the UK press following its premiere on The Line of Best Fit last month. But her music will tell you best: one can get lost and be found again.
Stream the sweetly self-assured 'Find You':
About Sebastian Lind
With three albums, huge pop support slots and sold out tours under his belt, songwriter and producer Sebastian Lind has cemented his place as one of the most popular male pop acts in his native Denmark.
After his self-titled debut album was released in 2010, prompting influential Scandinavian music magazine GAFFA to place him on their list of newcomers of the year, Lind went on to secure a deal at Colombia/Sony Music Germany and tour with the likes of James Morrison. Having last year released his third album ‘Messed Up Happy Kid’, the 24 year old is ready to take to the international stage with his downtempo electropop beats, emotive lyrics and assured vocals.
Be lured in by the pulsing electronic pop of current single 'Get You':
Norway's Farao combines wistful melodies, lo-fi bumps and whistles and keyboards that quietly fizz against the backdrop of her murmuring, finger-picked guitar; all infused with a wondrous Nordic iciness. Also known as Kari Jahnsen, the Norwegian songstress is a bright new talent in her own right, echoed by praise in print from The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Timeout Magazine.
Her self-titled debut EP was recorded in Iceland with Mike Lindsay from Brit experimenters Tunng/Cheek Mountain Thief. Jahnsen played almost all of the instruments across the four tracks here, carefully fashioning a gossamer bed of folk-pop sounds to lay her vocal ruminations on love, life and mortality on. It's a listen that recalls the stripped emotional crunch of Bon Iver, sumptuous textures of Poliça and bravery of Laura Marling.
Watch the stunning video for lead track 'The Hours' here: