The main treat of this Indekš will be Croatian band Žen with the wonderful ebb and flow of the shoegaze/post-rock hybrid that has charmed crowd from the Balkans to the Baltics. And subbing in for the cancelled Decibelles will be Italian GIUNGLA, the love child of PJ Harvey and Grimes!
Zagreb quartet Žen, the latest addition to the roster of Slovenian label Moonlee Records, might not leave such a forceful first impression, but is no less convincing. Their dreamy, layered voyages through melodic soundscapes, from hypnotic kraut to math rock twists, supported by beautifully poetic visuals, are an experience that has won the group fans all over the world.
Kevin Cole of KEXP Radio thus declared ‘Žal’ off of Žen’s second album Jantar the Song of the Day, and even before that, the internet’s busiest music nerd, Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop, recommended the album to fans of “powerful post-rock”. The four-piece will visit Šiška fresh off their recent Baltic tour and in the middle of writing their third album.
The diminutive Emanuela Drei aka GIUNGLA knows how to grab your attention, and not just with her catchy minimal guitar lines, electronic loops and vocals that range from delicately beautiful to stubbornly wild. It’s her rebellious attitude, especially pronounced on stage, that adds just the right amount of punk into her sugary The xx pop stylings, just the right dash of darkness. No wonder she chose “jungle” as her moniker – wild and stunning at the same time.
The young musician, also the former bassist of His Clancyness, who rocked MENT Ljubljana this year, released her eagerly awaited debut EP Camo last year, with Noisey describing GIUNGLA as a love child of PJ Harvey and Grimes. The singer-darkwriter has performed at SXSW and all over Europe, including twice at this year’s Eurosonic, as well as supporting Battles. She’ll stop by in Slovenia for the first time during her tour of Italy, which includes warm-up shows for Foals and Sohn.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.
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