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Dragon Year

by Pheno

Pheno is pioneering her own style of Art -Pop. Shimmering vocals, scorching electric guitars, cool synths and quirky beats. Storytelling in a vibrant art-rock setting. Pheno (fee-no) is the new pseudonym for Australian guitarist / vocalist Jess Green.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. There Are Voices out There
4:52 album only
2. Shadow in the Water
4:41 album only
3. Dragon Year
3:40 album only
4. A Little Thing
4:10 album only
5. There Are Voices out There (Reprise)
1:13 album only
6. Slingshot
3:09 album only
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Album Notes
Pheno (fee-no) is Australian electric guitarist and singer Jess Green's new pseudonym. As Pheno she is pioneering her own style of Art-Pop. Influenced by artists such as Tune-Yards, Dirty Projectors and St Vincent, with a huge nod to 80’s heroes David Bowie and Talking Heads, the songs, written and co-produced by Jess, layer shimmering vocals, scorching electric guitars, synthesisers, and quirky beats. Lyrical material ranges from Sci-Fi musings in utero (There Are Voices Out There') to ethereal callings from the deep ('Shadow in The Water').

Aside from Green's warm and powerful vocals, and skilled, blazing guitar, the band features the cream of Australian Talent. Drummer, percussionist and creative producer Bree van Reyk (Paul Kelly, Holly Throsby, Darren Hanlon, Sally Seltman, Synergy Percussion), and Synths, vocals and co-production from Alyx Dennison (Alyx Dennison, Kyu, Richard In Your Mind). Also featured is Bass player Zoe Hautpmann (Paul Kelly, Lani Lane, Missy Higgins), and Tenor Saxophonist Matt Keegan (Sarah Belkner) and James Greening (Passenger).

Production on the EP is lush but with lots of punch, and was recorded, mixed and co-produced by David Trumpmanis (Sarah Blasko, Flume, The Church).

Jess has worked for over 15 years as a freelance musician, collaborating in World Music, Jazz, Rock and Blues, and she draws from this eclectic palette. Previous releases by Jess include; The Singing Fish and Other Short Stories (Jazzgroove Records), Tinkly Tinkly (Yum Yum Tree / MGM), and The New Dynamites (Dead Set Records / Vitamin)

Press for Previous Albums:

"Sydney based guitarist, composer and singer Jess Green is another artist who deftly packs a vast array of influences into her music. Schooled in jazz, but proficient in blues, rock and many more esoteric forms, she excels at weaving seemingly disparate styles into coherent, dynamic pieces." Robbie Buck, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National, January 2013

‘there's enough grunt to qualify for serious rock attention’. Michael Smith Drum Media, December 2008



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