Jan 26, 2011


Hey all,

Really excited to be able to announce that we will have JENIFEREVER to play for us at Brighton’s Green Door Store on Tuesday 19th April. Tickets are available right now from Resident, Rounder Records and online HERE at WeGotTickets.com. They’re £6 in advance or £7 if you want to risk turning up on the door and getting one.

Here’s a track from Jeniferever’s upcoming new album ‘Silesia’. It’s fantastic.

Jeniferever ‘Waifs & Strays’ by Monotreme Records

Also, I have a tasty poster for the gig – here it is:

Also, since I’m telling you all about it, here’s the band’s press release for the new album:

Given their country’s population of around ten million, and the constant stream of new sounds emanating from its borders, it’s easy to assume that one in four Swedes are in a band worthy of time and attention. Some names come easy: The Knife, Robyn, The Hives, ABBA. Some are less immediate – but give them a moment and they could be a band for a lifetime.

Jeniferever are one such group. The Uppsala four-piece – Kristofer Jönson, Martin Sandström, Olle Bilius and Fredrik Aspelin – have previously been compared to some truly otherworldly outfits, bands with the ability to paint a world around the listener. But every second of Silesia is tied to place and time, bound by reality and borne by experience. It’s less about escape, more confronting the unexpected trials that send one’s life into undulation.

The album’s title is taken from the former name of Berlin’s Ostbahnhof. It was near here, while on tour in 2009, that Kristofer learned that his father had passed away. Reality bit where there was so often release; the structure of life on the road collapsed, and the band cancelled their remaining dates.  Several months later, a third album began to form; while not wholly informed by the recent tragedy, nevertheless the collection bears its title with no little relevance. Said Kristofer, “I liked the idea of naming it after a railway station since it’s a place of motion, a place where people arrive and depart and sometimes maybe depart never to come back…” And the end product is Jeniferever’s brightest, most immediate long-player yet. From pain, confidence; from darkness, light.

Two previous albums – 2006’s Choose a Bright Morning and 2009’s Spring Tides – earned the band the affections of in-the-know admirers. It was easy to be charmed by their soft-focus dynamics, their soaring climaxes and emotions-stirring textures. But it wasn’t so easy to chance upon their fare, and word of mouth has largely driven the group’s reach. Whether Silesia breaks through the invisible divide between underground and mainstream is out of the band’s hands. But there are moments of snappy accessibility that will surely tick relevant radio boxes, given the chance.

There’s a crack and strut to The Beat of Our Own Blood, the album’s third track. “Goodbye to bright spotlights,” sings Kristofer, taking the listener into the belly of the urban beast, through a city’s trains and tunnels. Deception Pass might be the band’s heaviest song yet, drums and bass combining to kick up a turbulent maelstrom of menace. Hearths threads elegant atmospherics like satellite trails across a starry sky, and the title-track’s sentiment, while stemming from a single heart, is truly universal.

Leaves fall, ice builds, the sun breaks cover, flowers blossom. Everything’s part of a cycle, every aspect has its beauty. Silesia is an album of similar changes and contrasts, of life and death, and just as fascinating as the forever-changing nature of what’s outside your window.

Mike Diver

That sounds great, right? I can’t bloody wait and I hope you’re as excited. See you there!

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Upcoming Gigs

+ Such Small Hands
+ Garden Centre
Thursday 27th July
at The Hope & Ruin
Tickets £6adv

+ More to be announced soon!

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