Juana Molina News
Juana Molina performs in London at this year’s La Linea Festival and then heads to Scotland for the renowned Triptych Festival. A sensational live performer, who made waves with her shows at SONAR, HomeFires and Bush Hall last year, she is not to be missed!
Wednesday 20 April - La Linea Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Tuesday 26 April - Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton
Saturday 30 April - Triptych Festival, Scotland
Sunday 1 May - Triptych Festival, Scotland
“A performance that got the day’s biggest cheer” The Times
“bossa-nova tinged folktronica, innovative, brilliant and lovely… she leaves to the biggest cheer so far, a triumph” 4/5 The Independent
“she comes on like a classic chanteuse – but with a difference… an intriguing new exponent of Latin chill” 4/5 The Guardian
May sees the release of an exciting remix 12”, featuring two new mixes of ‘Salvese Quien Pueda’ by Four Tet – one laces Juana’s vocal around a wonky hip hop back beat with added FX, the other is a gentle, acoustic-led romp in the fields with a smattering of bells, while Juana has done her own sparkly new version.
Juana Molina’s second album, Segundo, was the first to be heard outside her home country. The impact has been impressive. US showbiz bible, Entertainment Weekly, named Segundo “Best World Music Album of 2003”. David Byrne then personally invited her to open for his huge US summer tour. Shortly after, Juana Molina headlined to a rapt audience at Barcelona’s SONAR festival on the final day. BBC Radio One’s Breezeblock and One World programs both broadcasted huge chunks of her set and the Daily Telegraph described her as “a musician and singer of often mesmerizing power”.
Juana followed those triumphs in late 2004 with a new album, Tres Cosas (Three Things). Like Segundo, it was written, recorded, played, produced and mixed entirely on her own at home, with additional keyboards and vocals provided by Alejandro Franov. Equally as riveting as Segundo, Tres Cosas is arguably stronger, the songwriting more bold and realised. Critics agreed:
“Buenos Aires-born Molina is becoming an international star” The Independent
“Like a recently awakened Aphex Twin in warm snooze mode” Q
“One of the sounds of the year so far” 4/5 Independent On Sunday
“Sonic magic from a major talent” 4/5 Uncut
“Instantly accessible… a beguiling wash of vocals, acoustic guitar and subtle electronic effects” Sunday Telegraph
Juana Molina is currently recording her next album.
Last updated: 19/04/2018 09:24:06