It comes around so fast! We’re already at the end of the autumn season of the Ja Ja Ja Nordic series – but fear not, we’ve got a brilliant line up in store, to end the season with a bang! As we do every month, we’re bringing three brand new Nordic artists to your attention via our Berlin show at FluxBau – so read on to find out more…
Danish pop power-house Iris Gold will be joining us for this show, 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.
Ja Ja Ja Proudly Presents:
IRIS GOLD | AMANDA TENFJORD | THE HEARING
Strictly ages 18+
Iris Gold [DEN]
“Fantastic, infectious, and joyous” – Clash Magazine
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, has been performing around in Europe at festival 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!
Amanda Tenfjord [NOR]
“Amanda Tenfjord might just be Norway’s newest superstar in the making” – The Line of Best Fit
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 2019, with Tenfjord emerging from successful co-writes with Odd Martin Skålnes (NO) and multi-platinum producer, mixer and songwriter James Earp (UK).
The Hearing [FIN]
“A poet and a rocker, she fuses her love for Owen Pallett, Kate Bush, Tune-Yards and Freddie Mercury all into a minimalistic monumental one-woman show.”– BEEHYPE
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’.