JamJar #3 Rachel Austin Welcome to the second season of the JamJar Series! Join a lively group of musicians, sound artists, and composers for five evenings of performance, dialogue, sonic experimentation, special cocktails and unexpected collaborations, Curated by Belfast musician, sound artist and improviser, na Monaghan. JamJar will feature some of the most captivating voices on todays circuit: musicians who are breaking ground in pop-rock, folk and electronica, soundscape artists who draw inspiration from the acoustic environment, and artists who defy genres, working between sound, image and coding. JamJar evenings will feature live interviews, collaborations between artists, audience Q&As, and surprise happenings. For its second season, JamJar is pleased to present artists from America, Argentina, Ireland, and Scotland. Join us on the last Sunday of the month from April-September for a packed night of music, conversation, and visual delights. For JamJar #3 we welcome Rachel Austin (Isobel Anderson guest hosting).
Label: VM Records
Manager: Declan Legge
Bio: By the age of seven, Rachel Austin had already recorded three full-length cassette tapes of her own music. She’d also handwritten a book of short stories and created portraits of townful of characters that she and her siblings played with instead of dolls. Was it the home schooling in the Blue Ri...See Full Bio
“...the juxtaposition of willfully downbeat sentiment and ludicrously catchy melodies - best heard on the awesome Close or seen in the video for lead track Babydoll - just seemed to do it for us. Austin's voice, inspired by Tim Buckley and Regina Spektor (just two among a vast array of influences), is like an extra instrument that plays perfectly with the jazzy guitars, bass and drums. Really, though, it's the writing that makes the songs work so well, without wanting to state the obvious, at once haunted and uplifting, yearning yet triumphant.”