It’s the end of another Ja Ja Ja season, and we are super excited to team up with one of our favourite promoters, Rockfeedback, for our November show!

Rockfeedback began in 2000 as one of the first independent online music magazines in the UK. Since then, it has developed into one of UK’s fastest growing independent live promotions and event companies. We are loving the line up they have chosen for our November Ja Ja Ja, so get ready for yet another smasher of a night with Nelson Can (DEN), Albert Af Ekenstam (SWE) and HAJK (NOR). Get to know the full line-up below, and we’ll see you at The Lexington on Thursday 30th November.

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Nelson Can [DEN]

Nelson Can started out as a lie – there was no band – it was just a dream. ‘We just really wanted to tell people that we had a band, and so we did. Now we actually have a band and it is just as amazing as we had imagined it would be.’

Nelson Can operate with several dogmas and a very noticeable one is that the band use no guitars. Their sound is original and “to-the-bone” simple, inspired by acts like The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Siouxsie and the Banshees. The set-up with only drums and bass creates the perfect framework for the simple, yet very powerful melodic dogma rock sound.

Albert Af Ekenstam [SWE]

Like, say, Elliot Smith and Damien Jurado, Albert Af Ekenstam is a very brave and straightforward singer- songwriter. His melodies and lyrics are like uncensored, infinitely beautiful letters – without euphemisms and false chords, they let you know what’s on his mind. At the same time they’re universal – if you’ve loved and lost, you can relate to them.

They also start your internal movie projector. With ’Ashes’ on the stereo and with eyes closed, memory fragments, glowing emotions and pure dreams fly through your soul. That Filip’s production (which you’ve heard on Anna von Hausswolff’s two latest albums) is both intimate and grand at the same time makes this personal cinematic experience even more sensational. Great art. What more can you ask for? Albert af Ekenstam is here to stay.

Hajk [NOR]

Hajk’s first song ‘Common Sense’ was listed by Norwegian radio stations almost before the band got out of their rehearsal space, and the album Magazine, released in early autumn 2017, got a great reception by international media. In the US, Noisey picked up the single straight away, and this blazed the trail for the band over there. In England, Indie Shuffle was quick off the mark, and Sweden also liked Hajk’s consistent pop music, with Svenska Dagbladet calling Magazine one of the best new songs of the autumn

The band take influence from artists such as Dirty Projectors, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Amason, but still stand firmly on their own feet, with an original sound that challenges the genre they belong to.