I've been in love with Nika Roza Danilova aka Zola Jesus for a little while now. Her latest release (following last years The Spoils and few other EP's / split releases) is the Stridulum EP which came out earlier this year is one of my favourite releases of the year (just listen to Night below to see why) it's getting re-released on August 23rd with a few extra tracks - see Rough Trade for more.
Stridulum is a lot more assessible than the previous material I think, but this is dark, dramatic and foreboding music to fall in love with.
Even NME are in love with her, even NME have taste sometimes it seems (actually I'm being harsh - since the relauch NME has had some great bands featured in the Radar section including TJF)...
UK TOUR DATES - cannot wait for CAMP Basement.
Tue 31-Aug-10 UK Brighton Freebutt
Wed 1-Sep-10 UK London Camp Basement
Thu 2-Sep-10 UK Manchester Deaf Institute
Fri 3-Sep-10 UK Leeds Nation Of Shopkeepers
Sat 4-Sep-10 UK Glasgow Indian Summer
Sun 5-Sep-10 UK Edinburgh The Roxy Art House
Mon 6-Sep-10 UK Glasgow ABC1 (supporting Fever Ray)
Wed 8-Sep-10 UK London Brixton Academy (supporting Fever Ray)
Watch the mesmerising videos below.
ZOLA JESUS "NIGHT" MUSIC VIDEO from FUTURE PRIMITIVE FILMS on Vimeo.
ZOLA JESUS "CLAY BODIES" MUSIC VIDEO from FUTURE PRIMITIVE FILMS on Vimeo.