The Norwegian artist selected for the April edition of Ja Ja Ja is the highly talented, much hyped ARY. The 22 year old artist claims her own space among the vast landscapes of sound, vibe and shape. With an alluring voice, booming beats and gripping synths, ARY’s unique live performances has so far left every crowd spellbound.
Right now ARY is considered to be one of the hottest names in Norway, and her debut single “Higher” is A-listed on Norway’s biggest radio station, NRK P3. For Londoners who find their way to Lexington on Thursday, they are sure to witness an emerging star at work.
However, Ja Ja Ja is not for Norwegian musicians alone. Featuring the best of new Nordic music, the April program also includes some truly talented artists from Norway’s neighboring countries.
For example Venior from Finland. With music strongly influenced from her time travelling the world – from LA to Stockholm and Berlin to Helsinki – Venoir has collaborated with songwriters and producers from around the globe. She’s been described as a Finnish pop sensation, and is known for mixing electronic pop and hip hop with playful lyrics. Since the release of her first single “Sugar Rush” one has predicted that there are big things to come from this 21-year old singer, songwriter and producer.
Further on, the audience should also be excited for the chance to see the live performance of Icelandic duo East of My Youth. Consisting of Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir and Herdís Stefánsdóttir, the group was formed in Reykjavik in May 2015. East of My Youth plays melodic, electronic pop, which draws from a wide range of influences – from classical and ambient music to hardcore techno and film scores.
To round it all up, there is a rare post on the program at this edition of Ja Ja Ja, an Australian-Danish treat. Palace Winter is a collaboration between Australian singer-songwriter Caspar Hesselager and Danish producer Carl Coleman. The duo had a bit of a rolling start, bonding while sharing a tour bus for six weeks in Denmark when playing on the same tour, but in different bands. In 2015 the duo released their first EP, and already in June this year their debut album is due for release. Join Ja Ja Ja on Thursday 28 April to get a taste of what’s in store.
Top photo: Olav Stubberud