We’re thrilled to be returning to Vienna again in 2019, where we’re set to be joined by four Ja Ja Ja favourites! And this year, we’re not just heading to Vienna, but out on the road – stopping off in Salzburg, Graz and Budapest too!
Joining us on our travels will be Danish sensation Iris Gold, fresh from a dazzling performance at Ja Ja Ja Berlin’s season closer in 2018, as well as Norway’s Great News who became firm favourites when they lit up the stage at Ja Ja Ja London last year. Joining them with be unmissable Finnish trio Lake Jons, performing tracks from their eponymous debut album, and finally, Denmark’s brilliant Lydmor who unfortunately won’t be joining us at the Budapest date, but will be with us for the rest of the tour!
Tickets are on sale now, so grab one – or grab four, and head to each of the cities!
Thurs 24th Jan – Rockhouse, Salzburg – Tickets
Fri 25th Jan – WUK, Vienna – Tickets
Sat 26th Jan – Orpheum, Graz – Tickets
Sun 27th Jan – A38, Budapest – Tickets
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!
Lake Jons [FIN]
Lake Jons is one of Finland’s most hyped bands, rolling in like a thick mist on a sweet northern wind.
Although Lake Jons appeared from a garage on the outskirts of Helsinki, their sound is birthed in the woods and melodies of the Nordic landscape Here, in Lake Jons, we find the harshness of the folk disposition coupled with the beauty of a northern mystic melody.
Lake Jons recently signed to US label AntiFragile, releasing their debut self titled debut album in January 2018.
The eccentric young artist jumps down the stage into the audience, her knees bruised, her body covered with neon-coloured symbols. Her powerful voice raises over pumping beats and dreamy synth sounds to sing of sex and drugs, romantically affected emotions as well as faraway places.
Lydmor is Copenhagen based Jenny Rossander, an electronic producer, composer, singer, writer and general troublemaker. With her thrilling energy she’s stirring up the minds and hearts of her audience.With lots of initiative, Lydmor has made her dream come true to tour most of the world with her music. No matter if she plays an acclaimed festival, a famous club or the tiny living room of her greatest fans, every single one of Lydmor’s shows means a highly intense experience. With her irresistible voice and unabashed honesty Lydmor places the little hooks of her melodies and lyrics into the electronic soundscape and she will flirt, dance, cry, scream and hug her way into your heart.
At times it seems as if Lydmor is everywhere at once. In one moment she is standing on the counter of a venue in São Paulo, singing her heart out while the beat is pumping over her sweaty dancing audience. Next she composes a soundtrack for an animated fantasy series before finds to new musical expressions as a guest singer or in collaborations with other musicians, such as Takeshi Kobayashi, Arsenal or Anoraak.
In 2016 Lydmor suddenly disappeared to Shanghai for several months. Her life in the Chinese metropolis inspired her to write a piece of modern electronic pop music called I Told You I’d Tell Them Our Story. After her first two albums – A Pile of Empty Tapes (2012) and Y (2015) – which were only released in Denmark, Lydmor’s latest record was released internationally for the first time by hfn music. Lydmor has recently released her previous single “Helium High” as well as two albums with her critically acclaimed duo project Lydmor & Bon Homme on the Hamburg based label.
Great News [NOR]
Named after the idea of “the imperfect being something wonderful,” debut album Wonderfault is one massive leap forward for Great News, the burgeoning act from Bergen, Norway, who have earned comparisons to the likes of modern day alt-heros Tame Impala & DIIV.
Their glistening debut set – recorded in their own studio in Bergen – includes previously released singles like the menacing trop-rock anthem ‘Never Get My Love’ the blissfully raucous DGAF anthem ‘Told’, and the cheerful, wide-eyed title track, rounded out by a barrage of glittering kaleidoscopic unreleased gems including standouts ‘Make Me Feel’, ‘Secrets’, and ‘Forever’. The set stands as a reminder for the boys that they’ve made the right decision to pursue music instead of more traditional career paths, and as they celebrate the release of their debut album, they reflect below on the various odd jobs & minimum wage hustle that funded their breakthrough.