Ghost Town Jenny began as the solo project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kim Kylland. Kylland grew up splitting time between southern California and Norway, and eventually spent her formative years as a songwriter & performer in Dublin, Ireland. After traveling alone through Europe with just a guitar and a backpack, she attended school in Japan, and eventually moved to Reykjavik, Iceland. While at Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark, Kim met Johan Svensson, who would later become her bandmate (synths) and writing partner. After a few more years of traveling and writing in various locations, the pair relocated to Northern California, where they currently reside.The band's line-up was later completed with Bay Area musicians, Corey Christopher Mike (violin) and Dominic Mercurio (drums).
Ghost Town Jenny's music has been compared to everyone from Florence & The Machine and Bjork (Purevolume) to June Carter Cash and Andrew Bird (Austin Texas Decider), but it's evident that they are cultivating their own unique sound. This diverse group of talents has charmed audiences around the globe, from large scale festivals to intimate performances. Iceland Airwaves Festival wrote that each Ghost Town Jenny song "is like it's own contained fairy tale".
The group released their first studio EP in January of 2014, which Interview Magazine called "sweet and spooky". They are currently writing and working on their first full length effort, due out in 2015.
"This is a singer whose voice has that indefinable quality that bands are built on." -- THE OWL MAG
"GTJ create a sonic mood that is reminiscent of afternoon light coming through lace curtains, teacups on the porch, and unmade beds." --THE SAN FRANCISCO GUARDIAN
"A California-based trio built around the memorable voice of Kim Kylland, creating wracked Western-style soundscapes." -- WEARENOISE .COM
"sweet and spooky" --INTERVIEW MAGAZINE