Ja Ja Ja presents
Útidúr
Freja Loeb
Manna

with Project Fresh Socks DJs

7:30pm ’til late

Thursday March 29, 2012. The Lexington, London N1 9JB

Tickets £5 adv.

Ja Ja Ja is (secretly) a little pleased with itself. Two years on, it’s still going from strength-to-strength, outdoing itself each month with its consistently brilliant line-ups and sold-out club nights. Not one to rest on our laurels however, and always aiming to improve and evolve, last year we brought you the one-of-a-kind Nordic music love-in that is www.jajajamusic.com, a big two year birthday bash and a retrospective download album. Now Ja Ja Ja would like to announce that its club night is going bi-monthly. Don’t be sad – it means we’ll will be bigger, better and badder every-other-month – and it also means Ja Ja Ja will be bringing you some extra special nights very soon. Watch this space for details.

If you’ve been addictively lapping up the return of Mark Lanegan, than you may have come across Manna guesting on ‘Wishing Well’ – or seen her debut album Songs of Hope and Desire praised across the UK music press. Manna’s music combines psychedelic bluesy rock and dreamy folk to beautiful pop melodies, creating a unique and powerful sound. Live, Manna is not to be missed.

On a poppier tip comes Denmark’s Freja Loeb. Her debut album Odyssey is a catchy beast, but tinged with a new-wave atmosphere and influences from The Cure and David Bowie. Freja Loeb has played Roskilde Festival, Start! Festival, SPOT, Vegas Selected and Sounds Festival honing her new sound to perfection.

Two female solo artists down, and now time for something a little bigger. Útidúr (pronounced: ooh! – detour) are a twelve-piece group comprising players on double bass, drums, trumpet, violins, a second guitar and an accordion. They play joyous and ambitious chamber-pop with a dramatic streak – think Angelo Badalamenti, Beirut, Calexico and Ennio Morricone. Útidúr has honed their craft for a while and began playing at various venues in downtown Reykjavík in late summer of 2009. On seeing them live for the first time, The Line of Best Fit declared them “just incredible. Music to fall in love and get your heart broken to.” Útidúr’s debut album This Mess We’ve Made is out now and was recorded at the Sigur Rós recording studio ‘Sundlaugin’ in the summer of 2010.

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