“You don’t hear singers like this every day, or even every year.” – Pitchfork Media
Equally commanding and fragile, L.A’s Zola Jesus transcends genre with her shape-shifting mix of cinematic synth pop and darkly anthemic balladry.
Just announced on Vivid LIVE, Nika Rosa Danilova and her band will perform Melbourne & Brisbane headline dates when making their long-awaited Australian debut this June.
Danilova’s visionary mix of the traditional and futuristic has seen her heralded among America’s most compelling young musicians, and at 22, she has performed alongside Fever Ray and The XX and collaborated with David Lynch and M83.
Artfully rendered and impeccably arranged, her recent long-player Conatus bookends a prolific run of releases – from her 2009 debut The Spoils, the Stridulum & Valusia EPs and their critically acclaimed, striking follow-up, Stridulum II.
But it’s Danilova’s timeless voice that is her trump card. From the one-two punch of Conatus stand-out ‘Vessel’ to her soaring, resonant lead on recent single ‘Seekir’, the one-time opera singer’s powerful voice holds the intensity to bare her soul.
Rich with live drums and synthesisers, and set to a thundering electronic soundscape, the band’s revered live show is crowned by Danilova’s intense visual presence and electric vocal range.
Performing from their expansive catalogue of darkly arresting works, Penny Drop are pleased to present Zola Jesus’ first Australian appearances this June.
“Each song overflows with emotion: dark and moody, yet buoyant. As dark as they may seem, the songs have the capacity to induce comfort, even jubilation.” – NPR
“Thoroughly bewitching.” – LA Times