PHENO pronounced fee-no is electric guitarist/vocalist Jess Green’s new project and stage name. As Pheno, she is pioneering her own style of Art-Pop. She brings 21st century science to the wild rhythms of Afro beat, Indie rock and Jazz. This show celebrates the release of her first Pheno EP, titled ‘Dragon Year’ (out through Electric Ear Records in May 2017).
Performing with Jess are musicians featured on the EP; Alyx Dennison - Synths & Vocals (Alyx Dennison, Kyu, Richard In Your Mind) and Bree van Reyk - Drums and Vocals (Holly Throsby, Paul Kelly, Synergy Percussion). Pheno’s music layers shimmering vocals, scorching electric guitars, synthesisers, and stomping backbeats. Her music is influenced by artists such as Tune-Yards and St Vincent with a huge nod to 80’s heroes David Bowie and Talking Heads.
Previous releases by Jess include; The Singing Fish and other Short Stories (Jazzgroove Records), Tinkly Tinkly (Yum Yum Tree / MGM), and The New Dynamites (Dead Set Records / Vitamin)
SUIIX brings together all their favourite bits from post-punk, electronic and psychedelic to mould Sarah's songs into spacey pop jams.
Winner of the 2016 NIDA / Triple J Unearthed Video Competition.
"SUIIX is more of a Heston Blumenthal, deconstructing electronica and putting a much more delicate twist on the brash techno Grimes perfected... a concentrated dose of intelligent dreamwave that masterfully mixes subtlety with epically atmospheric soundscapes." narc magazine
Bonniesongs’s unique style ranges from mandolin-based folk songs with sweet melodies to looping grungy polyrhythms created between guitar, vocals and drums. Her delicate vocal style brings a hush to the audience, telling stories of mice, birds, dinosaurs, death and video games. Bonniesongs’s ethereal qualities beguile you into a dreamlike trance in the style of contemporary folk/alternative artists such as Joanna Newsom and Bjork.
“Her lilting vocals float over gentle peaks of acoustic and electronic instruments, layered ethereally into what may be a moderately enchanted loop pedal.” Caramel Animals